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Reflection for the Feast of St Linus

Qui non bajulat crucem suam, et venit post me, non potest meus esse discipulus.[1] Whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to be my disciple. Sacred tradition holds that St …
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For the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

O altitudo divitiarum sapientiae et scientiae Dei: quam incomprehensibilia sunt judicia ejus, et investigabiles viae ejus![1]…
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Reflection for the Feast of St Andrew

A boy is here, who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these among so many? The gospels of Matthew and Mark specify that Andrew, as the brother of Simon Peter, was called with him from …
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For the Feast of St Cecilia

6th century mosaic of St Cecilia St Apollinare Nuova, Ravenna How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a foreign land? Should I forget you Jerusalem, let my right hand be sent to oblivion.[1] There …
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On the Feast of St Linus

Qui non bajulat crucem suam, et venit post me, non potest meus esse discipulus.[1] Whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to be my disciple. Sacred tradition holds that St …
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Meditation for the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross

Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.[1] For us Christ became obedient even to death, moreover death on a cross. Because of this, God both exalted …
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For the Feast of St Gregory the Great

Few places in the city of Rome are as impressive as the church of San Gregorio Magno. It stands high on the Coelian Hill approached by a vast flight of travertine steps. From its impressive portals one …
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For the Feast of the Assumption

Signum magnum apparuit in caelo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus eius, et in capite eius corona stellarum duodecim. A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon …
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On the Feast of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Neque fortitude poterit nos separare a caritate Dei.[1] No power whatever will be able to separate us from the love of God. Edith Stein, born in Breslau, Silesia in 1891 was the youngest of eleven …
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On the Feast of the Transfiguration

Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ Υἱός μου, ὁ ἀγαπητός, ἐν ᾧ εὐδόκησα, ἀκούετε αὐτοῦ. This is my Son, the beloved, in whom I have delight, listen to him.[1] These beautiful powerful words have rung out …
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The Greek original is already translated immediately following. The layout is misleading. PW
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@Starlight777 "Graecum est; non legitur". ;-) The ground on which many scholars stand gets just as shaky when the Latin alphabet disappears.
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Reflection on the Feast of St James

Let whoever would become great among you be your servant, and whoever would be foremost among you be a slave.[1] These words were addressed to James and his brother John in the presence of a gathering …
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The Sadness of Christ

From De Tristitia Christi composed by Thomas More in the Tower of London awaiting execution. 1535. Feast Day 9 July. See now, when Christ comes back to his apostles for the third time, there they are …
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For the Feast of St Thomas

Let us also go that we may die with him.[1] ΄Άγωμεν καί ήμείς ίνα άποθάνμεν μετ΄ αύτοϋ Thomas who is called Didymus (Δίδυμος)[2], apart from being ranked among the lists of the apostles …
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A Reflection for the Feast of the Sacred Heart

Tollite iugum meum super vos et discite a me quia mitis sum et humilis corde. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me because I am meek and humble of heart.[1] It was St Gertrude the Great,[2] an …
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A Meditation for the Feast of Corpus Christi

O sacrum convivium! In quo Christus sumitur, recolitur memoria passionis ejus, mens impletur gratia, et future gloriae nobis pignus datur.[1…
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The Future of the Traditional Roman Rite Mass

Whit-Saturday, 29th May, 2021 Summorum Pontificum: A Looming War? As I put these thoughts down on this last day of Paschaltide, my thoughts go back to another Whit Saturday: 13th June, 1992. On that …
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A Reflection for the Feast of Pentecost

Veni Creator Spiritus, mentes tuorum visita; imple superna gratia quae tu creasti pectora.[1] Come creator Spirit - visit the minds of your people: fill with heavenly grace the hearts that you created. …
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A Reflection for Easter

For the Feast of Christ’s Resurrection from the Dead Τού γνώναι Χριστόν αύτού καί τήν δύναμιν τής άναστάσεως. All I want to know is Christ and the power of his resurrection.[1] By …
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A Reflection for Good Friday

For the Commemoration of Christ’s Passion Velum templi scissum est in duo, a summo usque deorsum. The veil of the temple was rent in two from top to bottom.[1] In the account of the crucifixion recorded …
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A Reflection for Holy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all, how can I love Thee as I ought? And how revere this wondrous gift so far surpassing hope or thought?[1] The summoning of the twelve apostles to the Upper …