Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday of the Second Week of Advent

Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xix. Ch. xix. Onus Ægypti. Ecce Dominus ascendet super nubem levem, et ingredietur Ægyptum, et commovebuntur simulacra Ægypti a facie ejus, et cor Ægypti tabescet in medio ejus, et concurrere […]

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception

White Semidouble Let us contemplate the sentiments of profound respect and maternal tenderness, which fill the soul of our Blessed Lady, now that she has conceived Jesus in her chaste womb: he is her God, and yet he is her Son. Let us think upon this wonderful dignity bestowed upon a creature; and let us […]

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Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent

Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xvi. Ch. xvi. Emitte agnum, Domine, dominatorem terrae, de petra deserti ad montem filiae Sion. Et erit: sicut avis fugiens, et pulli de nido avolantes, sic erunt filiæ Moab in […]

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Saint Damasus, Pope and Martyr

White Semidouble This great Pontiff comes before us in the Liturgical Year not to bring us tidings of Peace, as St. Melchiades did, but as one of the most illustrious defenders of the great Mystery of the Incarnation. He defends the faith of the Universal Church in the divinity of the Word, by condemning, as […]

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Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xiv. Ch. xiv. Prope est ut veniat tempus ejus, et dies ejus non elongabuntur. Miserebitur enim Dominus Jacob, et eliget adhuc de Israel, et requiescere eos faciet super humum suam; […]

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Saint Melchiades, Pope and Martyr

Red   The Church makes a Commemoration, on this day, of the holy Pope Melchiades. This illustrious Pontiff, whom St. Augustine calls the true child of the peace of Jesus Christ, the worthy Father of the Christian people, ascended the papal throne in the year 311, that is, during the very fiercest storm of persecution. […]

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Saint Eulalia, Virgin and Martyr

The Church of Spain, the fair pearl of Christendom, brings before us on this same tenth of December her illustrious Martyr Eulalia, the glory of Merida, the ornament of Iberia, the joy of the universal Church. She is the third of those Wise Virgins, whose names are most prominent in the Church’s liturgy during the […]

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Translation of the Holy House of Loretto

This feast is not one of those which is inserted in the universal calendar of the Church; but it is kept at Rome and in the Papal States, in Tuscany, in the Kingdom of Naples, in Spain, in Belgium, in a great many dioceses in all parts of the Christian world, and by almost all […]

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Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xiii. Ch. xiii. Onus Babylonis, quod vidit Isaias, filius Amos. Super montem caliginosum levate signum: exaltate vocem, levate manum, et ingrediantur portas duces. Ego mandavi sanctificatis meis, et vocavi fortes […]

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Second Sunday of Advent

Purple Semidouble (Privileged Sunday of the Second Class) The Office of this Sunday is filled, from beginning to end, with the sentiments of hope and joy, with which the soul should be animated at the glad tidings of the speedy coming of Him who is her Savior and Spouse. The interior coming, that which is […]

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