Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; The Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast of the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Commemoration of the XXIst Sunday Post Pentecost, the Marytrs, SS. Chrysanthus & Daria and in the UK, St John of Beverley: Missa “Salve sancta parens” In many places the feast of the Patronage is held with an additional title of Queen of All Saints, of Mercy, Mother…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of St Raphael the Archangel

Feast of Saint Raphael the Archangel: Missa “Benedicite Dominum” “It is God who heals”, “God Heals”, “God, Please Heal,” performs all manners of healing. The name of the angel Raphael appears only in the Biblical Book of Tobit. Raphael first appears disguised in human form as the travelling companion of Tobit’s son, Tobiah calling himself “Azarias the…