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St Agnes – 21 January

Collect Almighty, eternal God, You Who choose the weak things of the world to confound the strong, mercifully grant that we who are celebrating the feast of blessed Agnes, Your Virgin and Martyr, may reap the benefit of her patronal intercession with You. Secret Graciously accept, O Lord, the sacrificial gifts we offer You and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

December 4 — St. Peter Chrysologus

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 2—ST. BIBIANA, Virgin, Martyr

Introit Ps 118:95-96 Me exspectavérunt peccatóres, ut pérderent me: testimónia tua, Dómine, intelléxi: omnis consummatiónis vidi finem: latum mandátum tuum nimis. Ps 118:1 Beáti immaculáti in via: qui ámbulant in lege Dómini. V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculórum. Amen Sinners […]