Monthly Archives: December 2017

On Hearing Mass During Advent ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

CHAPTER THE FIFTH ON HEARING MASS DURING THE TIME OF ADVENT There is no exercise which is more pleasing to God, or more meritorious, or which has greater influence in infusing solid piety into the soul, than the assisting at the holy sacrifice of the Mass. If this be true at all the various seasons […]

December 14.—ST. NICASIUS, Archbishop, and his Companions, Martyrs

Introit Is 30:30. Pópulus Sion, ecce, Dóminus véniet ad salvándas gentes: et audítam fáciet Dóminus glóriam vocis suæ in lætítia cordis vestri. Ps 79:2 Qui regis Israël, inténde: qui dedúcis, velut ovem, Ioseph People of Sion, behold the Lord shall come to save the nations; and the Lord shall make the glory of His voice […]

St Lucy — December 13th

Introit Ps 44:8. Dilexísti iustítiam, et odísti iniquitátem: proptérea unxit te Deus, Deus tuus, óleo lætítiae præ consórtibus tuis. Ps 44:2 Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego ópera mea Regi You love justice and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows. Ps 44:2 My […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe — December 12th

Introit Salve, sancta Parens, eníxa puérpera Regem: qui coelum terrámque regit in saecula sæculórum. Ps 44:2 Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego ópera mea Regi. Hail, holy Mother, who brought forth the King Who rules heaven and earth world without end. Ps 44:2 My heart overflows with a goodly theme; as I sing my […]

Morning & Night Prayers During Advent ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

CHAPTER THE FOURTH MORNING AND NIGHT PRAYERS FOR ADVENT   During Advent, the Christian, on awaking in the morning, will unite himself with the Church, who, in her Office of Matins, says to us these solemn words, which choirs of religious, men and women, throughout the universe, have been chanting during the deep silence of […]