Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of All Saints

Octave Day of All Saints; commemoration of the Four Crowned Martyrs: Missa “Gaudeámus omnes” We can pay no greater honor to the Saints than by offering up to God in their name the Blood of Jesus. The efficacy of their past merits and present prayers is greatly increased when offered to God in close association with…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of the Nativity of Our Lady

Octave Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Commemoration of St Nicomedes, martyr: Missa “Salve, sancta parens” This festival of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated in the East where it is mentioned very early. At Rome it was not observed before the reign of Pope Sergius I. As Eve, our first…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of the Nativity of Our Lady

Octave Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Commemoration of St Nicomedes, martyr: Missa “Salve, sancta parens” This festival of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated in the East where it is mentioned very early. At Rome it was not observed before the reign of Pope Sergius I. As Eve, our first…

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: Sunday’s Mass; Feast of the Holy Innocents

Feast of the Holy Innocents: Missa “Ex ore infántium” On the Octave Day the liturgical colour is red as opposed to purple and the Gloria  and Alleluia are sung/said. The wily king Herod, who was reigning in Judea at the time of the birth of Our Savior, learned from three Wise Men from the East that…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; The Octave Day of the Nativity of Our Lady

The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Comm. St. Nicomedes, Martyr Missa “Salve, sancta parens” This festival of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated in the East where it is mentioned very early. At Rome it was not observed before the reign of Pope Sergius I. As Eve, our…

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

Octave Day of SS Peter & Paul, Apostles; Comm. Sunday IV Post Pentecost: 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…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; The Octave Day of the Nativity of Our Lady

The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Comm. Sunday Post Pentecost XVII & St. Nicomedes, Martyr Missa “Salve, sancta parens“ This festival of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated in the East where it is mentioned very early. At Rome it was not observed before the reign of Pope…