Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rome Quotes

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Successful New Look for the Pro-Life Movement

Fresh new initiatives and design appeal that resonate with a new generation...

Altar Cards of Borghese Chapel of St. Mary Major

It would be nice to see these works of art returned to the chapel they were designed for and the designation of prayer they were created for.  Seen today in the basement of St. Mary Major in the treasury museum.   

The Crib of Bethlehem

Preserved in the confessio of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major. 

The Tenebrae Hearse

Of St. Mary Major. 

Giovanni Cardinal Canestri: RIP (1918-2015)

Thanks, Summer!

The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Bernini's masterpiece of the Transverberation of Saint Teresa in the aedicule at Santa Maria della Vittoria. 

Promoting Good Liturgy in the See of Turin

From our good friend Simone of Turin.

Image from our good friends at Rorate Caeli.

S. Messe cantate in forma straordinaria (Messale latino gregoriano di S. Giovanni XXIII) presso la Chiesa della Misericordia, Via Barbaroux 41, Torino

Celebranti: Abbé Patrick Faure (Curato) – Abbé Eric Iborra (Vicario)
Direttore della Schola: Henri Adam de Villiers
Organista: Beniamino Calciati

Missa Secvnda de H. L. Hassler (1564 † 1612) - Propre gregorien - Regina cœli , mise en polyphonie d’après C. de Courbes (1622)

Kyriale de la Messe royale du premier ton d’H. du Mont (1610 † 1684), Propre gregorien - Regina cœli, mise en polyphonie d’après Ch. de Courbes (1622) - Iste Confessor Patriarcha – hymne du XVIème siècle, du rit de Prémontré - Adoramus Te, Christe , R. de Lassus (1532 † 1594) - Antienne parisienne solennelle O felicem virum, 1400, de J. de Charlier de Gerson (1358 † 1429) -Te Joseph, hymne des vêpres de saint Joseph, carme espagnol (1665)

Missa Ad maiorem Dei gloriam (1699) di A. Campra (1660 † 1744) - Propre gregorien- Vexilla Regis, mise en polyphonie d’A. de Bertrand (1530 † 1581)- Crucem tuam adorarmus, F.Picka (1873 † 1918) - Adoramus Te, Christe, L. Grossi da Viadana (1564 † 1627) - Vere languores, Th. L. de Victoria (1540 † 1611) - Regina cœli , mise en polyphonie d’après C. de Courbes (1622)

La Schola S. Cécile interverra’ anche alla
(S. Messa prelatizia cum canticis celebrata da S.E.R. mons. Guido Pozzo, Segretario della Pontificia Commissione Ecclesia Dei, in occasione della sua visita alla Arciconfraternita della Misericordia)

Propre gregorien - Regina cœli, mise en polyphonie d’après Ch. de Courbes (1622) - Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus et Agnus Dei de la Missa Secunda de H.L. Hassler (1564 † 1612)- Christus resurgens, J. Richafort (c. 1480 † après 1547) - Cantilène pascale O fílii et filiæ – mélodie du XIIIème siècle, paroles de J.Tisserant (XVème siècle), harmonisation H. de Villiers

Evangelization Memes on the Internet

Image from the Internet. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Best Driver for Hire in Rome

People always ask: "Anybody know a good driver to hire in Rome?"

Look no further.  Pasqualino is the best.  He comes highly recommended.

Italy Ride has their site in English:

Nicest people.  And they speak English.  Punctual, friendly and knowledgeable.

Hire them to drive you to and from Fiumicino airport or the port at Civitavecchia.  Excursions in and outside the city.  Day trips in all directions.  I have been highly satisfied with them and highly recommend them.    

What Papal Stationary Looks Like

Papal Treasury of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Mitre of Pius V

Treasury Museum of St. Mary Major in Rome.

What the Faldstool Cover Looks Like

In both photos can be seen that of Pope St. Pius V, of blessed memory.

Treasury Museum of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Chasuble of St. Jerome

Treasury Museum of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Catholic Culture: Conversion


Beloved Trailer

Birthday of Rome Celebrations

The celebrations each year are spread over three days.

It is a lot of fun to see the hundreds of costumed actors who walk in the parade.  You can visit them in the Circo Massimo to see their tent camp.

Dominican Schola: Sacerdotes Domini - William Byrd (arr. G.W.W.) - prep ...

Catholic Culture: Helping Widows

Urgent request for widowed mother of 8 with newborn...

From Fr. Z:

Temperamental Discourses: Know Your Temperament

Yours truly first took this test while doing mission work in Russia.  It can be very helpful in marriage prep as well as seminary formation.  Know thyself!

Marriage is a Sacrament

Catholic Culture: Catholic Intellectuals

"Liberals claim to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views."

-Bill Buckley - Great Catholic Intellectual of the XXth Century

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

"Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the every Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance."

Partial indulgence

Blessing of New Processional Banner for Canadian Pilgrimages

From the Blessing of Processional Banners in the Roman Ritual.  This is how it's done as seen in Vancouver, Canada.  Thanks to all the great volunteers involved and very fine chaplain! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Choir Boy

Prayer request for the repose of the soul of our friend of blessed memory, Ray Patterson (1941 - 2015). May his memory be eternal.  Photo taken in 1940s South Africa.  He was a fine man.  Requiem aeternam. 

World War II Mass (Tip of the Fedora to Fr. Z)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pius XII on Vatican Radio

88th Birthday for Pope Benedict

2015 March for Life in Rome Schedule


In less than a month, on May 10, we will meet in Rome for the March for Life. 

Meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Castel S. Angelo.

Many foreign delegations have already confirmed their participation.

Also this year's March for Life in Rome will be preceded by the international conference of the Rome Life Forum on May 9th, at 2.30 pm, in the St Pius X Hall, with the participation of major pro-life groups from around the world. His Eminence Card Pell will be the keynote speaker.

Best regards,

Italian March for Life

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Alleluia: In Die Resurrectionis Meae

The Story of St. Mary Euphrasia

Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

"A soul is of more value than a world."

-St. Mary Euphrasia

The foundress of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd is a model saint for all sisters today.

Liturgical Banner: in Latin

"Ave Cor Amantissimum Jesus et Mariae"

-Banner from a convent in Canada.

Catholic Culture: Devotion to Mary the God-Bearer

The Cross and the Vocation of the Nun

"I have espoused Thee and on Thee I will die."

-Banner from convent in Canada

Aquarium Vivarium with Statue of the Holy Mother

Seen in an old convent in Canada. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on Us!

Speak often of the mercy of God.

Rome Quotes

"If we live, let us live for God and for the souls He died to save."

-St. John Eudes

Nuns at the Service of the Altar

The nuns have always made the most lovely appointments for the altar.  This was their way of service.  Here you see a tabernacle veil and ciborium veil, both made by Canadian nuns.  Exquisite detail for the King of Kings. 

How USA is Written in Latin: Northern American Federted States

...Civitatum Foederatarum Americae Septentrionalis.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Christian Militias in Syria and Iraq

Fighting back to protect and defend. 

The family, home, & church are sacred.

God be with these persecuted men and women.

They have so little and have lost so much.

But they frequently have more than us in faith.

The Church is strongest when She is on the cross.  

Rome Quotes

"Give me ten zealous priests, and I will convert the world."

-St. Philip Neri

Christianity Under Attack

Image from FB. 

What the Agnus Dei Looks Like

Just a tiny piece of blessed wax, preserved inside this stitched leather holder.

I think the last time these were made was 1964. 

Jägermeister (Hunting Master): German Digestif for Pilgrims on the Road

Made with 56 herbs and spices.

From Wikipedia:

"The label on Jägermeister bottles features a glowing Christian cross seen between the antlers of a stag.  This image is a reference to the two Christian patron stints of hunters, St. Hubertus ands St. Eustace, both of whom converted to Christianity after experiencing a vision in which they saw a Christian cross between the antlers of a stag."