Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Jerome, Confessor and Doctor of the Church

St Jerome, Confessor and Doctor of the Church: Missa “In medio Ecclesiae” Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus) was a Father of the Church and Doctor of the Church, whose great work was the translation of the Bible into Latin, the edition known as the Vulgate. He was born at Stridon on the borders of Dalmatia and Pannonia of…

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

Feria IV Sunday XIX Post Pentecost: Missa “Salus pópuli Ego sum” The Mass of this Sunday reminds us that all men are called to Heavenly reward and happiness. This Sunday, called on account of its Gospel, Sunday of the marriage guests reminds us that all men are called to heavenly bliss, but few are chosen. The…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; SS. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs

SS. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs: Missa “Sapiéntiam“ Early Christian physicians and martyrs whose feast is celebrated on 27 September. They were twins, born in Arabia, and practised the art of healing in the seaport Ægea, now Ayash (Ajass), on the Gulf of Iskanderun in Cilicia, Asia Minor, and attained a great reputation. They accepted no pay…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; SS Cyprian & Justina, Martyrs

SS. Cyprian and Justina, Martyrs: Missa “Salus autem iustorum” St. Cyprian was born to parents who worshipped idols. They taught him all kinds of wicked beliefs and superstitions. They even offered him to the Devil! What a terrible thing to do! Cyprian, having learned these wicked practices, did terrible crimes, blasphemed Christ, and committed secret murders!…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Sunday XIX Post Pentecost

Sunday XIX Post Pentecost: Missa “Salus pópuli Ego sum” The Mass of this Sunday reminds us that all men are called to Heavenly reward and happiness. This Sunday, called on account of its Gospel, Sunday of the marriage guests reminds us that all men are called to heavenly bliss, but few are chosen. The Jews have…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Michaelmas Ember Saturday

Sabbato Quattuor Temporum Septembris: Missa “Veníte, adorémus” The Ember Saturday of September is a traditional day for ordinations, although it is historically of less prominence than other such days in the liturgical year. The sublime function, to which the faithful owe their fathers and guides in the spiritual life, has, however, a special interest at this…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Michaelmas Ember Friday

Michaelmas Ember Friday; Commemoration of Pope Saint Linus, Martyr and Saint Thecla, Virgin & Martyr: Missa “Lætétur cor“ Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September, 1 are known as “Michaelmas Embertide,” and they come near the beginning of Autumn (September, October, November). The Lessons focus on the…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Ss. Maurice & Companion Martyrs

Ss. Maurice & companion martyrs: Missa “Intret in conspéctu” Today, September 22, we celebrate the feast of Saint Maurice (died 287), Martyr of the Church, and the Martyrs of the Theban Legion. This group of over 6600 Roman soldiers, led and inspired by Saint Maurice, were summarily executed for failing to sacrifice to idols and cut down…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Matthew the Apostle & Evangelist

St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist; Commemoration of Ember Wednesday: Missa “Os justi” Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist, also called Levi, was sitting at his tax-collector’s desk in Caphernaum when he was called by Christ. He followed Him at once, and also gave a feast for Him and the other disciples. After the resurrection of Christ, while…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Vigil of St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

Vigil of St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist: Missa “Ego autem“ (From a homily of St. Jerome, Priest: Commentary on Matthew, Bk. 1, Ch. 9) “The other Evangelists, out of respect and reverence for Matthew would not call him by his ordinary name, but addressed him – for he had two names – as Levi. But Matthew refers…

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

Feria of Sunday XVIII Post Pentecost: Missa “Da pacem, Dómine“ At the Introit of the Mass the Church prays for the peace which God has promised by His prophets. St. Paul shows in the epistle that he possesses true love for his neighbor, because he rejoices and thanks God that he enriched the Corinthians with different graces…