Weapon

Est Rosarium praecipue implorando Matris Dei patrocinio adversus hostes catholici nominis institutum. Leo P.P. XIII., Salutaris ille spiritus precum, die XXIV. Decembris An. MDCCCLXXXIII. Our Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula is a Catholic building built by our fathers to be a House of God, for the celebration of the holy Mass, for the praise […]

Haile, Quene and Emperyse!

ROISS MARY MOST OF VERTEW VIRGIN ALL. ROISS Mary most of vertew virginall. Fresche flowr on quhom the hevynnis dewe doun fell. O gemme joynit in joye angelicall, In quhom Jhesu rejosit wes to dwell. Rute of refute, of mercy spring and well, Of ladyis chois as is of letteris A, Empress of hevyne, of paradyss, […]

Not Half Enough Preached

But what is the remedy that is wanted? What is the remedy indicated by God Himself? If we may rely on the disclosure of the saints, it is an immense increase of devotion to the Blessed Lady; but, remember, nothing short of an immense one. Here in England, Mary is not half enough preached. Devotion […]

She Dispenses

Hence, as it was through the Theotokos alone that the Lord came to us, appeared upon earth and lived among men, being invisible to all before this time, so likewise in the endless age to come, without her mediation, every emanation of illuminating divine light, every revelation of the mysteries of the Godhead, every form […]

It Is Not Here

Then the apostles with great honour laid the body in the tomb, weeping and singing through exceeding love and sweetness. And suddenly there shone round them a light from heaven, and they fell to the ground, and the holy body was taken up by angels into heaven. Then the most blessed Thomas was suddenly brought […]

XVIII Kalendas Septembres

XVIII KALENDAS SEPTEMBRES ID EST XIIII DIE MENSIS AUGUSTI UIGILIA ADSUMPTIONIS SANCTAE MARIAE Deus qui uirginalem aulam beatae Mariae, in quam habitares eligere dignatus es, da quaesumus, ut sua nos defensione munitos iocundos faciat suae interesse festiuitati: per. Super oblata. Magna est domine apud clementiam tuam dei genetricis oratio, quam idcirco de praesenti saeculo transtulisti, ut pro peccatis […]

Most Holy Mother of God, Save Us!

O Mary, thou sacred dwelling of the Lord, raise us fallen into a bottomless pit of despair, wrongdoing and affliction; for thou art the salvation and succour and powerful advocate of those that have sinned, and thou dost save thy servants. Matins, Tone 1, Sessional Hymn.

Mulier Amicta Sole

Et signum magnum apparuit in caelo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus ejus, et in capite ejus corona stellarum duodecim: et in utero habens, clamabat parturiens, et cruciabatur ut pariat. Et visum est aliud signum in caelo: et ecce draco magnus rufus habens capita septem, et cornua decem: et in capitibus ejus diademata septem, […]

Let Ten Thousand Influences Rain Down

“Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. For the winter is now past, and the rain is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in our land … the fig-tree hath put forth her green figs; the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, […]

Confidimus

Sancta Dei genitrix, semper Virgo beata, benedicta, gloriosa, et generosa, intacta et intemerata, casta et incontaminata, Maria immaculata, electa, et a Deo dilecta, singulari sanctitate praedita, atque omni laude digna, quae es interpellatrix pro totius mundi discrimine, exaudi, exaudi, exaudi nos, sancta Maria. Ora pro nobis, et intercede, et auxiliare ne dedigneris. Confidimus enim et […]

The Glory of Brightness

Quam si diligentius aspicias, nihil virtutis est, nihil speciositatis, nihil candoris gloriae, quod ex ea non resplendeat.1 Der Pseudo-Hieronymus-Brief IX “Cogitas me”, ed. Ripberger, §92. Nis heo nanes haliges mægnes bedæled, ne nanes wlites, ne nanre beorhtnysse; and forðy heo wæs ymbtrymed mid rosen and lilian, þæt hyre mihta wæron mid mihtum underwriðode, and hire […]

Blameless Woman and Hallowed Man

Benedicta, inquit, tu inter mulieres, quae uitam et uiris et mulieribus peperisti. Ede, inculpabilis femina, inuiolabilem uirum; et sic et feminam saluabis et uirum. Mater generis nostri poenam intulit mundo; genetrix Domini nostri salutem et feminae gessit viro… Pseudo-Augustine, Sermo cxx, PL 39, 1985.