Fr. Bonaventure on the need to do works out of Faith. We need to know our true faith and then put this faith into action, for faith without works is truly dead. This is highlighted by the example of St. Iraneus who died a martyr’s death for this true faith and so entered into eternal life.
Ave Maria! Mass: St. Irenaeus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 2ki 24:8-17
Resp: psa 79:1-2, 3-5, 8, 9
Gsp: mat 7:21-29
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This is a tropar sung on good Friday (and in part by the priest during the Liturgy). The hymn at the sepulcher is one of the most touching moments of the year, in my opinion, as all sing together and prostrate themselves thrice before the Epitaphios. I have tried to make it with all possible solemnity. I have not included lyrics or translation because the lyrics could not be located; several translations to English are easily found on the web.
On All Souls Day Fr. Dominic exhorts us to pray for the souls in Purgatory and to strive to become saints so that we can avoid going there and go straight o heaven. Ave Maria! Mass: All Souls Readings 1st: wis 3:1-9 R: psa 23:1-6 2nd: rom 5:5-11 Gsp: mat 11:25-30
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This version is a choir polyphony mode, very different from the traditional Gregorian chant version. Judge for yourselves which is better, but I like both forms. The Latin lyrics and English translation follow:
In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem.
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.
May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem.
May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, the poor man, may you have eternal rest.
On June 29th, 2009 Rosario was a victim of a robbery and was shot in the chest. The doctors are calling her a miracle as the bullet missed her heart by 1 cm. Her esophagus was hit by the bullet and severely damaged while fragments of the bullet hit both of my lungs. It took 8 hours of intense surgery to repair her esophagus. The doctors placed two tubes in her right lung and one in her left to drain them after they collapsed. Her doctors and surgeons said she would spend at least two months in the hospital but thanks to the prayers from many around the world and by the Grace of God she was released only 10 days after the incident. She spent a month and a half recovering in LA where she had been living and her friends took very good care of her. She has now flown home to west Michigan to stay with her family and am working her way to a full recovery, which will take about two years.
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Homily #110408 ( 05min) Play – Ave Maria! Mass: Friday of the Fourth Week in Lent – Form: EF, Meditatio Cordis Mei Readings: 1st: 1Ki 17:17-24 Grad: Psa 117:8-9 Gsp: Joh 11:1-45
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