Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; XXIV et Ultima Post Pentecost

Sunday XXIV et Ultima Post Pentecost; Commemoration of Pope S. Clement, Martyr & S. Felicitas of Rome, Martyr and the Octave of S. Edmund, King & Martyr: Missa “Dicit Dóminus” In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of the “abomination of desolation…standing in the holy place.” Those who read and understand know that this very thing has…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Cecilia, Virgin Martyr

St Cecilia, Virgin Martyr; Com. Octave of St Edmund, King & Martyr: Missa “Loquebar de testimonies” It is believed that St. Cecilia was born in the 2nd or 3rd century A.D., although the dates of her birth and martyrdom are unknown. Tradition tells us that Cecilia was a Roman girl of a patrician family who had…