Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St David of Wales

St David, Bishop Confessor, Patron of Wales: Missa “Statuit“ (Transferred because of Ash Wednesday) David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Ironically, we have little reliable information about him. It is known that he became a priest, engaged in missionary work and founded many monasteries, including his…

Station Friday after Ash Wednesday: Statio ad Ss Ioannem et Paulum

Statio ad Ss Ioannem et Paulum Let Thy gracious kindness, Lord, accompany the fast we have begun. Strengthen us, we pray Thee, so that our bodily penance may also be a truly spiritual exercise: through Our Lord… Passing under the arches which stretch over the Clivio Scauri we come around the side of this ancient…