Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday Within the Octave of Corpus Christi

White Semidouble Christum regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, qui se manducantibus dat spiritus pingudeninem. Let us adore Christ, the King, who ruleth the nations; who giveth fatness of spirit to them that eat him. The Desired of all nations, the Angel of the testament whom Israel longs for, has come down from heaven. Wisdom is come […]

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Saint Basil the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

White Double The Doctors who form the fourfold glory of the Greek Church complete their sacred number, on the cycle, this day. John Chrysostom was the first to greet us with his radiant light, during Christmastide; the glorious Pasch saw the rise of two resplendent luminaries, Athanasius and Gregory Nazianzen; Basil the Great, having checked […]

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saint Anthony of Padua, Confessor

White Double “Rejoice thee, happy Padua, rich in thy priceless treasure!’ Anthony, in bequeathing thee his body, has done more for thy glory than the heroes who founded thee on so favored a site, or the doctors who have illustrated thy famous university! The days of Charlemagne were past and gone: yet the work of […]

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Saturday Within the Octave of Corpus Christi

White Semidouble Christum regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, qui se manducantibus dat spiritus pingudeninem. Let us adore Christ, the King, who ruleth the nations; who giveth fatness of spirit to them that eat him. Man has been cast forth from Eden, and is gone into the dreary land of his exile. He has nothing left him […]

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Saint John a San Facundo, or of Sahagún

White Double The kingdom which the Apostles have mission to establish upon earth is a reign of peace. Such was the promise pledged by Heaven to earth, on that glorious night wherein was given to us the Emmanuel. And on that other night which witnessed our Lord’s last farewell at the Supper, did not the […]

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Saint Basilides and Companions, Martyrs

Red Commemoration Beside John of Sahagún, the Apostle of peace, are grouped four warriors of our Lord’s army. Thus peace and war this day go hand in hand, yea, form but one in the kingdom of the Son of God. The three-fold peace, preached by Christ, namely, man’s peace with his God, with himself, and […]

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Friday Within the Octave of Corpus Christi

White Semidouble Christum regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, qui se manducantibus dat spiritus pingudeninem. Let us adore Christ, the King, who ruleth the nations; who giveth fatness of spirit to them that eat him. God has satisfied the intense desires of man’s heart. The house of the marriage feast, built by divine Wisdom on the top […]

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Feast of Corpus Christi

White Double of the First Class (with a Privileged Octave of the Second Order) Christum regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, qui se manducantibus dat spiritus pingudeninem. Let us adore Christ, the King, who ruleth the nations; who giveth fatness of spirit to them that eat him. A great solemnity has this day risen upon our earth: […]

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Saint Barnabas, Apostle

Red Greater Double The promulgation of the new Alliance invited all nations to sit down at the Marriage feast in the kingdom of God; since that day, the sanctifying Spirit is ever producing saints in every age and at moments which correspond most mysteriously to the deep and hidden designs of Eternal Wisdom, over the […]

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

White Semidouble One week has elapsed since the day on which we beheld Clotilde arise, and from yonder land of France won over to Christ by her, make known to the whole world, what is the special role of woman beside the cradle of a nation. Until Christianity came, man altogether lowered in his own […]

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