Carissimi: Today’s Mass; SS. Mark & Marcellian, Martyrs

SS. Mark & Marcellian, Martyrs: Missa “Salus autem“ Mark and Marcellian (d. c.290), Roman martyrs. These martyrs are commemorated in the ancient Roman sacramentaries; their tomb, with frescoes of them and their companions, has been identified in the catacomb of St. Balbina. For the details of their Lives the only source is the unreliable 5th‐century Acts…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria of Sunday III Post Pentecost

Feria of Sunday III Post Pentecost: Missa “Réspice in me“  The liturgy celebrates today the mercy of God towards us, poor sinners. (Collect, Postcommunion) Jesus has come not to call the just but sinners, and the Holy Ghost comes to establish the reign of God in our sinful, unclean hearts. The Sanctifier continues in our hearts…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria of Sunday III Post Pentecost

Feria of Sunday III Post Pentecost: Missa “Réspice in me“  The liturgy celebrates today the mercy of God towards us, poor sinners. (Collect, Postcommunion) Jesus has come not to call the just but sinners, and the Holy Ghost comes to establish the reign of God in our sinful, unclean hearts. The Sanctifier continues in our hearts…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; SS. Vitus, Modestus & Crescentia

SS. Vitus, Modestus & Crescentia, Martyrs: Missa “Multæ Tribulationes“ Vitus was a child nobly born, who had the happiness to instructed in the Faith, and inspired with the most perfect sentiments of his religion, by his Christian nurse, named Crescentia, and her faithful husband, Modestus. His father, Hylas, was extremely incensed when he discovered the child’s…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; St. Basil the Great

St. Basil the Great, Confessor & Doctor of the Church; Commemoration of the Third Sunday Post Pentecost: Missa “In medio Ecclesiae“ St. Basil the Great was Archbishop of Caesarea in the Asiatic Province of Cappodocia. His solid and eloquent words silenced the Arian heretics who were persecuting the Church, and he restored the spirit of discipline…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St. Anthony of Padua

S. Anthony of Padua, Confessor & Doctor of the Church: Missa “In medio Ecclesiae“ Saint Anthony of Padua of the Order of St. Francis was called “The Hammer of Heretics.” For nine years he labored in France, Italy and Sicily. Men heard his voice, saw his miracles, and their hearts were turned to God. Nothing is…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Barnabas, Apostle & Martyr

St Barnabas, Apostle (transferred); Commemoration of Sts. Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor & Nazarius: Missa “Mihi autem nimis“ All we know of Barnabas is to be found in the New Testament. A Jew, born in Cyprus and named Joseph, he sold his property, gave the proceeds to the Apostles, who gave him the name Barnabas, and lived in common with…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; The Octave Day of Corpus Christi

The Octave Day of Corpus Christi (Feast of St Barnabas, Apostle transferred post Octave): Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; In the Octave of Corpus Christi

Octave of Corpus Christi: Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; In the Octave of Corpus Christi

Octave of Corpus Christi: Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; In the Octave of Corpus Christi

Octave of Corpus Christi: Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin…

Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: Within the Octave of Corpus Christi

Sunday II Post Pentecost, within the Octave of Corpus Christi: Missa “Factus est“ Wherever the solemn celebration of Corpus Christi is observed on the Sunday, one high Mass is celebrated as on the feast itself, with commemoration and last Gospel of the second Sunday. After this Mass the procession takes place. For the feast of Corpus…