Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Gregory VII of Rome, Confessor

St Gregory VII of Rome, Confessor: Missa “Sacerdotes tui“ The 10th century and the first half of the 11th were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman families. In 1049, things began to change when Pope Leo IX, a reformer, was elected. He brought a young monk…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope S. Pius V, Confessor

Pope St Pius V, Confessor; commemoration of Good Shepherd Sunday, II Post Pascha: Missa “Sacerdotes tui“ Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost leaders of the Catholic Reformation. Born Antonio Ghislieri in Bosco, Italy, to a poor family, he labored as a shepherd until the age of fourteen and then joined the Dominicans, being…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope S. Pius V, Confessor

Pope St Pius V, Confessor; commemoration of the anniversary of the Metropolitan of Europe’s consecration : Missa “Sacerdotes tui“ Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost leaders of the Catholic Reformation. Born Antonio Ghislieri in Bosco, Italy, to a poor family, he labored as a shepherd until the age of fourteen and then joined the Dominicans, being…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope S. Pius V, Confessor

Pope St Pius V, Confessor; commemoration of the anniversary of the Metropolitan of Europe’s consecration : Missa “Sacerdotes tui“ Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost leaders of the Catholic Reformation. Born Antonio Ghislieri in Bosco, Italy, to a poor family, he labored as a shepherd until the age of fourteen and then joined the Dominicans, being…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope S. Pius V, Confessor

Pope St Pius V, Confessor; commemoration of the anniversary of the Metropolitan of Europe’s consecration : Missa “Sacerdotes tui“ Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost leaders of the Catholic Reformation. Born Antonio Ghislieri in Bosco, Italy, to a poor family, he labored as a shepherd until the age of fourteen and then joined the Dominicans, being…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope S. Pius V, Confessor

Pope St Pius V, Confessor: Missa “Sacerdotes tui“ Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost leaders of the Catholic Reformation. Born Antonio Ghislieri in Bosco, Italy, to a poor family, he labored as a shepherd until the age of fourteen and then joined the Dominicans, being ordained in 1528. Called Brother Michele, he studied at…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope St Pius I, Martyr

Pope, St Pius I, Martyr: Missa “Si diligis Me” Pius, a native of Aquileia, was elected pope c. 140. He presided over the council that excommunicated Marcion in 144; Pius also combatted gnosticism. He is supposed to have been the brother of the Shepherd of Hermas and to have known Justin Martyr. Pius died c. 154…

Today’s Saints: Pope St Pius I, Martyr

Pius is believed to have been born at Aquileia, in Northern Italy, during the late 1st century. His father was called “Rufinus”, who was also said to be of Aquileia according to the Liber Pontificalis. It is stated in the 2nd century Muratorian Canon, and in the Liberian Catalogue, that he was the brother of…