Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Saint Laurence, Deacon and Martyr

Red Double of the Second Class (with a Simple Octave) “Once the mother of false gods, but now the bride of Christ, O Rome, it is through Laurence thou art victorious! Thou hadst conquered haughty monarchs and subjected nations to thine empire; but though thou hadst overcome barbarism, thy glory was incomplete till thou hadst […]

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Saint John Mary Vianney, Confessor

White Double Ever since the Sun of righteousness vanished from men’s view, the heaven of holy Church has been illumined through the centuries by the shining light of countless Saints; and even as the brightness of the stars increases as the night advances, so, as we recede from the blessed days of His mortal life, […]

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Vigil of St. Laurence, Martyr; Comm. of St. Romanus, Martyr

Violet   “Fear not, my servant, for I am with thee, saith the Lord. If thou pass through fire, the flame shall not hurt thee, and the odor of fire shall not be in thee. I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand […]

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Ss. Cyriacus, Largus, and Smaragdus, Martyrs

Red Semidouble Today a precursor of Laurence appears on the cycle, the deacon Cyriacus, whose power over the demon made hell tremble, and entitles him to a place among the Saints called helpers. He and his companions in martyrdom form one of the noblest groups of Christ’s army in that last and decisive battle, wherein […]

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble The lamentation over Jerusalem’s woes is, in the Western Church, the subject of today’s Gospel; and it gave its name to this ninth Sunday after Pentecost, at least among the Latins. We have already observed that it is easy to find, even in the Liturgy as it now stands, traces of how the […]

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St. Cajetan of Thienna, Confessor; Comm. of St. Donatus, Bishop & Martyr

White Double Cajetan appeared in all his zeal for the sanctuary at the time when the false reform was spreading rebellion throughout the world. The great cause of the danger had been the incapacity of the guardians of the holy City, or their connivance by complicity of heart or of mind with pagan doctrines and […]

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Transfiguration of Our Lord

White Double of the Second Class “O God, who in the glorious transfiguration of thine only-begotten Son, didst confirm the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the fathers: and who, in the voice which came from the bright cloud, didst in a wonderful manner fore-signify our adoption as sons: mercifully vouchsafe to make […]

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Saint Sixtus II, Pope and Martyr, and Ss. Felicissimus and Agapitus, Martyrs

Red Commemoration “Xistum in cimiterio animadversum sciatis octavo iduum augustarum die. Know that Sixtus has been beheaded in the cemetery on the 8th of the Ides of August.” These words of St. Cyprian mark the opening of a glorious period both for the cycle and for history. From this day to the feast of St. […]

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Begin Novena in Honor of the Assumption of Our Lady

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Our Lady of the Snow

White Greater Double Rome, delivered from slavery by Peter on the first of this month, offers to the world a wonderful spectacle. O Wisdom, who since the glorious Pentecost, hast spread over the whole world, where could it be more true to sing of thee that thou hast trodden the proud heights under thy victorious […]

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