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A cradle Catholic who rediscovered the richness and beauty of the Catholic Faith thanks to a Thomist priest, good Catholic friends, and of course, St. Thomas Aquinas
A cradle Catholic who rediscovered the richness and beauty of the Catholic Faith thanks to a Thomist priest, good Catholic friends, and of course, St. Thomas Aquinas

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Novena To Our Holy Father St. Dominic: July 26 - August 3
Next Tuesday, August, is the last Tuesday of our 15 Tuesdays' devotion in honor of Our Holy Father St. Dominic that we began way back in  April .  And today happens to be the first day of the traditional Novena to St. Dominic, if you follow the liturgical c...

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July 17: Bl. Ceslaus, C., O.P., Commemoration
Today, in the 1962 Dominican Rite Calendar, we make a commemoration of Blessed Ceslaus, Confessor, of the Order of Preachers.  Since today is a ferial day, the  ferial office  is prayed according to the rubrics, and a commemoration is made of Bl. Ceslaus at...

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July 13: Bl. James of Voragine, B., C., O.P., Commemoration
Today, in the 1962 Dominican Rite Calendar, we make a commemoration of Blesssed James of Voragine, Bishop, Confessor, of the Order of Preachers.  Since today is a ferial day, the ferial office is prayed.  A commemoration is made of Bl. James of Voragine at ...

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July 9: SS. John, O.P., and Companions , Mm., III Cl.
On this day, in the 1962 Dominican Rite Calendar, we celebrate the Feast of SS. John of Cologne, O.P., and companions, the Martyr's of Gorcum. The feast is III Class, so the  Ordinary Office  is prayed according to the rubrics. This feast is one of those II...

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July 7: Anniversary of the Bull "Consurgit in nobis"
On this day, in the year 1267, Pope Clement IV issued the Bull  "Consurgit in nobis" , granting the request of Blessed John of Vercelli to give official approval of the Dominican Office.  From "A History of the Dominican Liturgy, 1944, pp. 197-198: "We are ...

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July 6: Anniversary Of Those Buried In Our Cemetaries
Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana  USA On this day, in the 1962 Dominican Rite Calendar, the anniversary of those buried in the cemeteries of the Order are remembered. "Dear Brother and Sister Tertiaries, you have come into an Order which is devoted to the dead. ...

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July 4: Anniversary of the 1962 Breviarium juxta ritum ordinis prædicatorum
Today is the anniversary of the approval of the last official Breviary of the Order of Preachers.  On July 4, 1961, Master General of the Order Michael Browne, O.P., approved the new revised Breviary.  His letter of approval and introduction is in the front...

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June 28: Vigil of Sts. Peter & Paul - Domine Quo Vadis?
Last Winter, I read the "The Interior Castle" by St. Teresa of Avila.  For anyone who has not read it, I highly recommend it.  It is a beautiful work, in which she gives us the benefit of her deep and penetrating knowledge into the life of prayer, and demon...

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June 22: Blessed Innocent V, P, C, O.P., Comm.
Today, in the 1962 Dominican Rite Calendar, we celebrate the commemoration of Blessed Innocent V, one of the four Dominican Popes.  The  ferial  office is prayed, and a commemoration is made of Bl. Innocent at Lauds only. Coat of Arms of Bl. Innocent V We a...

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Compline from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday
We have finally arrived at the end of the period, in the liturgical year, where the office of Compline takes on a specific character that is proper to the seasons we have just passed through.  Beginning with the 1st Sunday of Lent, all the way through Passi...
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