Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Our Lady on Saturday

Our Lady on Saturday: Missa “Salve, sancta parens“ The Mass of the Blessed Virgin shows us Mary as Mother of our Savior. She was destined for her role in the history of our salvation (Epistle), for as Eve was the intermediary chosen by the angel of darkness to bring about the fall of Adam, so also Mary…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St. Botolph, Abbot

S. Botolph, Abbot: Missa “Os iusti” St. Botolph, an Abbot, died c.680. His Feast day is the 17th June. A very popular Saint in Medieval England, but little is known about him. With his brother Adulf he became a monk abroad and in 654 established a monastery at Icanhoh, usually identified with Boston (Botulf’s stone) in…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; The Translation of St Richard of Chichester

The Translation of St Richard of Chichester, Bishop Confessor; Sussex Day: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus“ Bishop and leading figure in England during his era, also called Richard de Wyche. Born at Wyche, Worcestershire, England, he was orphaned while a young lad, managed to regain his fortune which had been mismanaged by others, and received an excellent…

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: Today’s Mass; St. Basil the Great

St. Basil the Great, Confessor & Doctor of the Church: 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 and fervor. He was one of the…

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

Feria of Sunday IV Post Pentecost: Missa “Dóminus illuminátio mea“ The liturgy Inspires us with confidence In God in the midst of the struggles, sufferings and calamities of this life. There is no greater consolation under crosses and afflictions, no more powerful support in the adversities of a pious and virtuous life, than the thought that…

Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: IV Post Pentecost

Sunday IV Post Pentecost: Missa “Dóminus illuminátio mea“ The liturgy Inspires us with confidence In God in the midst of the struggles, sufferings and calamities of this life. There is no greater consolation under crosses and afflictions, no more powerful support in the adversities of a pious and virtuous life, than the thought that all sufferings…

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

St Barnabas, Apostle: 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 the earliest converts to Christianity in Jerusalem….

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland

St Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Widow: Missa “In operibus bonis” Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093), also known as Margaret of Wessex and Queen Margaret of Scotland, was an English princess of the House of Wessex. Margaret was sometimes called “The Pearl of Scotland”. Born in exile in Hungary, she was…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria III Post Pentecost

Feria III Post Pentecost; Comm. Ss Primus & Felician, Martyrs: 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…

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…