Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria VI of Advent I

Feria of the First Sunday of Advent; Commemoration of S. Barbara, Virgin Martyr: Missa “Ad Te levávi” Saint Barbara was from Heliopolis of Phoenicia and lived during the reign of Maximian, during the third century. The daughter of a wealthy, pagan idolater named Dioscorus; she was raised in the belief of polytheism. Highly intelligent and extremely…