Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: SS Philip & James, Apostles

SS Philip and James, Apostles; Commemoration of the V Sunday after Easter: Missa “Clamaverunt ad te” According to the legend, St Philip preached in different parts of Asia and Southern Russia and was crucified in Hierapolis. St James, the author of the Epistle, was a relative (‘brother’) of Our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem. He was…

Station Friday Lent I: Statio ad Ss Duodecim Apostolos

Be merciful to Thy people Lord, and, in Thy pity, comfort with kind help those whom Thou makest loyal to Thee: through Our Lord… Today’s station is at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. Traditionally, this is the place where the Romans choose their candidates for priesthood (Rite of Election). It was erected by Julius…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Sunday VII Post Pentecost

Sunday VII Post Pentecost; Comm. SS Nabor & Felix, Martyrs: Missa “Omnes gentes“ For the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, quite possibly the most powerful of affirmations is given by our Lord and Savior that it isn’t that difficult to tell who are the false prophets and heretics for by their fruits we shall know them. There…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Willibald, Bishop & Confessor

St Willibald, Bishop & Confessor: Missa “Sacerdotes tui“ Bishop and missionary. A native of Wessex, England, he was the brother of Sts. Winebald and Walburga and was related through his mother to the great St. Boniface. After studying in a monastery in Waitham, in Hampshire, he went on a pilgrimage to Rome (c. 722) with…

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

Feria of Sunday VI Post Pentecost: Missa “Dóminus fortitúdo“ Holy Mother Church reminds us today of the effects of the two great Sacraments: Baptism and the Eucharist, which she has conferred at Easter and Whitsunday. Her mind being still occupied with the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, which she has administered at Easter and at Pentecost,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of SS Peter & Paul, Apostles

Octave Day of SS Peter & Paul, Apostles: Missa “Sapiéntiam Sanctórum” Today is the Octave Day of the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. On June 29 A.D. 67, St. Peter was crucified, head downward, by order of Nero, on a hill overlooking the Vatican. On the same day, St. Paul was beheaded outside one of the gates of…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Paul, Apostle

St Paul, Apostle: Missa “Scio cui crédidi” Commemoration of the Octave of SS Peter and Paul Commemoration of the Octave of the Nativity of St John the Baptist INTROIT 2 Timothy 1:12 I know Whom I have believed, and I am certain that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day;…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: SS Philip & James, Apostles

SS Philip and James, Apostles: Missa “Clamaverunt ad te” According to the legend, St Philip preached in different parts of Asia and Southern Russia and was crucified in Hierapolis. St James, the author of the Epistle, was a relative (‘brother’) of Our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem. He was thrown down from the Temple in 62…

Station Friday Lent I: Statio ad Ss Duodecim Apostolos

Be merciful to Thy people Lord, and, in Thy pity, comfort with kind help those whom Thou makest loyal to Thee: through Our Lord… Today’s station is at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. Traditionally, this is the place where the Romans choose their candidates for priesthood (Rite of Election). It was erected by Julius…

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

Feria of Sunday VII Post Pentecost; Comm. St Pantaleon, Martyr: Missa “Omnes gentes“ For the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, quite possibly the most powerful of affirmations is given by our Lord and Savior that it isn’t that difficult to tell who are the false prophets and heretics for by their fruits we shall know them. There…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Sunday VII Post Pentecost

Sunday VII Post Pentecost; Comm. St Pantaleon, Martyr: Missa “Omnes gentes“ For the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, quite possibly the most powerful of affirmations is given by our Lord and Savior that it isn’t that difficult to tell who are the false prophets and heretics for by their fruits we shall know them. There is nothing…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; VI Post Pentecost

Sunday VI Post Pentecost: Comm. S. Margaret of Antioch, Virgin Martyr; Missa “Dóminus fortitúdo“ Holy Mother Church reminds us today of the effects of the two great Sacraments: Baptism and the Eucharist, which she has conferred at Easter and Whitsunday. Her mind being still occupied with the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, which she has…