Sunday, November 11, 2018

Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble Mass.— is that of the Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost, with the exception of the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, which are those of the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany.

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Saint Martin, Bishop and Confessor

White Double Three thousand six hundred and sixty churches dedicated to St. Martin in France alone, and well nigh as many in the rest of the world, bear witness to the immense popularity of the great thaumaturgus. In the country, on the mountains, and in the depth of forests, trees, rocks, and fountains, objects of […]

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saint Andrew Avellino, Confessor

White Double In the sixteenth century, in reply to the reproach of exhaustion hurled against the Church, the Holy Ghost raised from her soil an abundant harvest of sanctity. Andrew was one of his most worthy cooperators in the work of holy reformation and supernatural renaissance, which then took place. Eternal Wisdom had as usual […]

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Savior

White Double of the Second Class In the fourth century of our era, the cessation of persecution seemed to give the world a foretaste of its future entrance into eternal peace. “Glory to the Almighty! Glory to the Redeemer of our souls!” wrote Eusebius at the opening of the tenth and last book of his […]

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Octave Day of All Saints

White Greater Double How could we more appropriately conclude the teachings of this Octave, than by quoting the words used by the Church herself in today’s Liturgy? “Strangers as we are and pilgrims on the earth, let us fix our hearts and our thoughts on the day which will give to each of us a […]

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Seventh Day Within the Octave of All Saints

“A great mystery,” says St. John Chrysostom, “is accomplished in our dead. A mystery of praise and of joy, when, summoned by the King of kings, the soul goes to meet her Lord, accompanied by Angels sent from heaven for the purpose! And thou—dost thou lament? When the bridegroom, to whom thou hast given thy […]

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sixth Day Within the Octave of All Saints

Thou art my portion, O Lord, Alleluia, in the land of the living, Alleluia, Alleluia.—Bring forth my soul out of prison, to confess to thy Name; in the land of the living, Alleluia, Alleluia.—Glory and honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, world without end, Amen: in the […]

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Fifth Day Within the Octave of All Saints

And the spirit and the Bride say: Come! And he that heareth, let him say: Come! —Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. While we honor the Church triumphant with our chants, and succor the Church suffering with our prayers, let us also turn our thoughts to the Church militant, during these days when […]

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble Mass.— is that of the Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost, with the exception of the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, which are those of the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany.

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Saint Charles, Bishop and Confessor

White Double Humilitas. This word already stood, crowned with gold, upon his family escutcheon, when Charles was born at the castle of Arona. It had been said of the Borromeos that they knew nothing of humility, except to bear it on their coat of arms: but the time had now come, when the mysterious device […]

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