Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday of the Fifth Week After Easter

℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. On this day, which is sacred to Mary, let us open the holy Gospel, according to St. John. There, in the second chapter, we find these words: There was […]

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor

White Double John Baptist de la Salle, the teacher of the humble, takes his place today beside Leo the Great, Athanasius, and Gregory of Nazianzum. He has no fear. The victor of Paschal Time is the same Jesus who said during his mortal life: Suffer the little children to come unto me, and unless you […]

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Friday of the Fifth Week After Easter

℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. We have reverently followed our Redeemer in his institution of the Sacramental helps, whereby man is placed and kept in the state of sanctifying grace, from his first entrance […]

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Saint Boniface, Martyr

Red Simple The Apostle of the Gentiles, explaining the mystery of the Pasch, tell us that Baptism is the sepulcher of our sins, and that we rise from it together with our Redeemer, having our souls radiant with the life of grace. Our holy Faith teaches us that he who gives his life for Christ […]

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Thursday of the Fifth Week After Easter

℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. By the first four Sacraments, our Savior provided for the several spiritual necessities of man during this mortal life. Baptism gives him spiritual birth, Confirmation arms him for the […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday of the Fifth Week After Easter

℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. We now come to the fourth Sacrament, which may be justly called the Sacrament of Mercy. Jesus knew the weakness of man. He knew that the great majority of […]

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs; and Saint Flavia Domitilla, Martyr

Red Semidouble So far in our Paschal Season, the choir of Martyr-Virgins has not yet offered to Jesus its crown of roses and lilies. It does so today, by presenting to him the noble Flavia Domitilla—the fairest flower of Rome, that was cut down by the sword of martyrdom in the first age of the […]

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Saint Pancras, Martyr

Red Semidouble A fourth Martyr claims our veneration on this twelfth day of May. Like the three others, he culled his palm at Rome. But while they died for the Faith at the very commencement of the Christian Era, Pancras was not called to the glorious combat till the Persecution under Dioclesian—the last and greatest […]

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Tuesday of the Fifth Week After Easter

℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. The third Sacrament—the Holy Eucharist—is so intimately connected with our Redeemer’s Passion that its institution could not be deferred till the Resurrection had taken place. On Maundy Thursday, we […]

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday of the Fifth Week After Easter

℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. Jesus bestows an inestimable gift upon his Apostles; and from this gift there proceed two Sacraments. On the sixth day of the Creation, the Divine Word infused his breath […]

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