Altus Prosator “F”

CAPITULUM F TITLE: De laude Dei ab angelis in quarta feria dicentes Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. ARGUMENT: ‘Quando feci celum et terram collaudaverunt me angeli’; ut in Sapientia Salomonis dicitur. Factis simul sideribus etheris luminaribus collaudaverunt angeli factura praemirabili immensae molis dominum opificem celestium preconia laudabile debito et immobile concentuque egregio grates egerunt […]

Altus Prosator “E”

CAPITULUM E TITLE: De creatione elementorum mundi et hominis regentis ea postea more regis. ARGUMENT: ‘In principio fecit Deus celum et terram’ ut in Genesi dicitur.–(Gen. i. 1.) Excelsus mundi machinam previdens et armoniam caelum et terram fecerat mare et aquas condidit herbarum quoque germina virgultorum arbuscula solem lunam ac sidera ignem ac necessaria aves […]

A Bulwark Never Failing

THE XLVI. PSALME OF DAVID. Deus noster refugium. Oure God is a defence and towre, A good armoure and good weapē; He hath been ever oure helpe and sucoure, In all the troubles that we have ben in. Therfore wyl we never drede, For any wonderous dede By water or by londe, In hillis or […]

Of Columcille and Pope Gregory

Brandubh was killed on the morrow, and demons carried off his soul into the air. And Maedhog [abbot of Ferns] heard the wail of his soul as it was undergoing pain, while he was with the reapers. And he went into the air, and began to battle with the demons. And they passed over Hy; […]

The Nard of Bernard’s Sanctity

  Iam Regína discúbuit, Sedens post Unigénitum: Nardus odórem tríbuit, Bernárdus, tradens spíritum. The Queen of Heaven reclines, Seated after the Only-Begotten Son. Bernard, yielding up his spirit, Proffers her the perfume of spikenard. Dulcis Regínæ gústui Fructus sui suávitas: Dulcis eius olfáctui Nardi Bernárdi sánctitas. Sweet to the Queen’s taste Is the fruit of […]

Altus Prosator “C”

CAPITULUM C TITLE: De transmigratione novem graduum principis. ARGUMENT: ‘Vidi stellam de celo cecidisse in terram’; et in Esaiâ, ‘Quomodo cecidisti Lucifer, qui mane oriebaris.’ CELI de regni apice stationis angelicae claritate prefulgoris venustate speciminis superbiendo ruerat lucifer quem formaverat apostataeque angeli eodem lapsu lugubri auctoris ceno-doxiae pervicacis invidiae ceteris remanentibus in suis principatibus. PRONE, […]

Altus Prosator “B”

CAPITULUM B Title: De formatione novem graduum, tribus praetermissis, non per ignorantiam, sed pro augustia capituli praetermisit. Argument: ‘Fiat lux, et facto, est.’ BONOS creavit angelos ordines et archangelos principatuum ac sedium potestatum virtutium uti non esset bonitas otiosa ac maiestas trinitatis in omnibus largitatis muneribus sed haberet celestia in quibus previgilia ostenderet magnopere possibili […]

Altus Prosator “A”

CAPITULUM A Title: De unitate et Trinitate trium personarum. Argument: Vetustus dierum sedebat super sedem suam. (Daniel vii. 9.) ALTUS prosator vetustus dierum et ingenitus erat absque origine primordii et crepidine est et erit in secula seculorum infinita cui est unigenitus christus et sanctus spiritus coeternus in gloria dietatis perpetuae non tris deos depromimus sed unum […]

Customary of OLW

My copy of the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham just arrived. I look forward to inspecting it in great detail in the coming days. As I understand it, the book, though it bears the Imprimatur of Msgr. Keith Newton, the Ordinary, is a private work, not permitted for public worship, nor was it compiled […]