Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of Saint Patrick

Feast of Saint Patrick, Bishop and Confessor; Commemoration of the Feria in Lent: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus” Whilst in the fifth century of the Franks, Germans, and other northern peoples had not yet received the light of the Gospel, God raised up “The confessor and bishop St. Patrick to announce His glory to the pagans” of…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Wednesday Lent IV

Wednesday Lent IV: Missa “Cum sanctificátus” The church of the Collecta is at the Church of St. Mennas, which stood on the left bank of the Tiber at the first milestone on the Via Ostiensis. The Alexandrians in Rome had such devotion to this Egyptian saint that his birth on November 11th was still honored in…

Station Wednesday Lent IV: Statio ad St Paulum

God, who rewardest the merits of the just, and allowest sinners to obtain pardon by fasting, have mercy on us who beseech Thee that our confession of guilt may enable us to win forgiveness of our sins: through Our Lord… The Station today is at St. Paul without-the-walls. On this day the catechumens were subjected…