Fr. Bonaventure preaches on the integrated Catholic view of creation where God creates with a plan for sanctifying the world. This is the mission that Jesus sends His apostles out to accomplish in today’s Gospel reading. They go out two by two in order to highlight�the�need to love of our fellow man as well as to love God. This balance of loving both God and man is key to avoiding the liberal, modernist extreme of the secular mentality where we think man can do all things by himself, forgetting about God and also to avoid the opposite conservative, traditionalist �extreme where God does all things for us and we forget about all human considerations. These extremes are two forms of Gnosticism that places reliance of some sort of knowledge that reinterprets the Gospel in some way other than the timeless interpretation of the�Magisterium. We must, in other words, place Christ’s teaching (as�guaranteed�by the pope) above our own half-baked ideas.
Mass: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form:�OF
1st: amo 7:12-15
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: eph 1:3-14
Gsp: mar 6:7-13
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This is a somewhat lesser known Marian hymn. The image is “The Birth of Mary” by Bartolome Esteban Murillo. The Latin lyrics and English translation follow:
Ave plena gratiae, Mater misericordiae, sancta Maria.
Per quam omnis gratiae fons ortus est Ecclesiae, sancta Maria.
Laude digna angelorum, sume laudes peccatorum, sancta Maria.
Spes reorum, spes lapsorum, laetitia beatorum, sancta Maria.
Te Gabriel laetificavit, te Paraclitus obumbravit, sancta Maria.
Pater summus magnificavit dum Filio matrem creavit, sancta Maria.
O gloria! O gaudium! Dum genuisti Altissimi Unigenitum, sancta Maria.
O Domina! O Dominum propitium fac nobis tuum primogenitum, sancta Maria.
Tuum per transiit gladius animam, cum in crucifixi latere defixam cerneres lanceam, sancta Maria.
Vincula, colaphi, corona spinea, arundo, flagella clavique te matrem corde cruentarunt, sancta Maria.
O laetitia! O resurrexit Dominus, en Virgo, vivit tuus Filius, sancta Maria.
O Regina! O regnat, vincit, imperat! Non moriturus tuus unicus, sancta Maria.
Nunc semper choros angelorum exaltata, a dextris Filii mater, regnas, caelesti gloria circumdata, sancta maria.
Nostri memor esto in misericordia, in hac miseria, nos exules reduc ad aeterna tabernacula, sancta Maria.
O Virgo! O Domina! O Mater regina, sancta Maria.
Hail, full of grace, Mother of mercy, holy Mary.
Through you the fountain of all grace flows for the Church, holy Mary.
Graced by the angels’ praises, accept the praise of us sinners, holy Mary.
The hope of the forsaken, the deceased, the joy of saints, holy Mary.
Gabriel rejoiced in you, the Holy Spirit overshadowed you, holy Mary.
The Most-High Father exalted you while creating you as mother of his Son, holy Mary.
O glory! O joy! That you would bear the Son of the Most-High, holy Mary.
O mistress! Intercede for us with the Lord, your first-born, holy Mary.
A sword pierced your soul while the lance pierced the side of the crucified one, holy Mary.
Chains, buffeting, the crown of thorns, the whipping; all bore upon your own heart, holy Mary.
O joy! The Lord is risen! Behold, O Virgin; your Son lives! O holy Mary.
O Queen! He reigns, he conquered, he rules! No more to die, your only Son, holy Mary.
And now, exalted by the angelic choirs, you reign with your Son in the midst of heaven’s glory, holy Mary.
Remember us, in your mercy, we poor ones, who are exiled; lead us to the heavenly sanctuary, holy Mary.
O Virgin! O Mistress! O Mother regal; O holy Mary.
Are you ready for the changes in the Catholic Mass? They’re not essential changes, but things won’t sound the same once Advent begins, thanks to a new translation from the Latin. And one thing that new translation will bring out with greater strength is just how present the whole of creation is in the celebration of the Mass…
This video contains some antiphonal psalmody including a variable rendition of Psalm 25. The images are a variety of God’s extraordinary creation of the animal kingdom. It would be impossible, especially in so short a video, to capture all of the stunning creatures of the world, but hopefully this video does justice in some regard. Glory to God the Creator of all!
Gloria Patris, et Fillio, et Spiritui Sancto, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
This version only contains the first 2 and last 2 stanzas. The full text and translation follow:
Veni, Creator Spiritus,
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora.
Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
et spiritalis unctio.
Tu, septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae,
Tu rite promissum Patris,
sermone ditans guttura.
Accende lumen sensibus:
infunde amorem cordibus:
infirma nostri corporis
virtute firmans perpeti.
Hostem repellas longius,
pacemque dones protinus:
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.
Per te sciamus da Patrem,
noscamus atque Filium;
Teque utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.
Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio, qui a mortuis
surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o’erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.