Monthly Archives: December 2017

Philosophia Perennis Classes

My friend, Mike Church, who was ‘too catholic for satellite radio’ has weekly Philosophy Courses on his Veritas Radio Network channel. Click the photo for the podcasts of those classes   For his radio channel click on the photo below Email him at [email protected] for a free 30 day trial and tell him I sent […]

Practice During Advent ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

CHAPTER THE THIRD PRACTICE DURING ADVENT   If our holy mother the Church spends the time of Advent in this solemn preparation for the threefold coming of Jesus Christ; if, after the example of the prudent virgins, she keeps her lamp lit ready for the coming of the Bridegroom; we, being her members and her […]

Discourse on the Immaculate Conception of Mary by St Alphonsus

From the book “Glories of Mary” by St Alphonsus How befitting it was to all Three of the Divine Persons that Mary should be preserved from original sin. THE ruin was great which accursed sin brought upon Adam and the whole human race; for when he unhappily lost grace, he at the same time lost […]

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Collect Deus, qui per immaculátam Vírginis Conceptiónem dignum Fílio tuo habitáculum præparásti: quǽsumus; ut, qui ex morte eiúsdem Filii tui prævísa eam ab omni labe præservásti, nos quoque mundos eius intercessióne ad te perveníre concédas. O God, Who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, prepared a worthy dwelling for Your Son, and Who, by […]

St Ambrose – December 7th

Introit Eccli 15:5. In médio Ecclésiæ apéruit os eius: et implévit eum Dóminus spíritu sapiéntiæ et intelléctus: stolam glóriæ índuit eum Ps 91:2 Bonum est confitéri Dómino: et psállere nómini tuo, Altíssime. In the midst of the assembly he opened his mouth; and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding; He […]

December 6—ST. NICHOLAS OF BARI

Introit Eccli 45:30. Státuit ei Dóminus testaméntum pacis, et príncipem fecit eum: ut sit illi sacerdótii dignitas in ætérnum Ps 131:1 Meménto, Dómine, David: et omnis mansuetúdinis eius. The Lord made a covenant of friendship with him, and made him a prince; that he should possess the dignity of priesthood forever. Ps 131:1 Remember, O […]

Mystery of Advent – Dom Gueranger

CHAPTER THE SECOND THE MYSTERY OF ADVENT If, now that we have described the characteristic features of Advent which distinguish it from the rest of the year, we would penetrate into the profound mystery which occupies the mind of the Church during this season, we find that this mystery of the coming, or Advent, of […]

December 4—ST. BARBARA, Virgin, Martyr

  December 4.—ST. BARBARA, Virgin, Martyr. ST. BARBARA was brought up a heathen. A tyrannical father, Dioscorus, had kept her jealously secluded in a lonely tower which he had built for the purpose. Here in her forced solitude, she gave herself to prayer and study, and contrived to receive instruction and Baptism by stealth from […]