Undécimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Undécimo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Twenty-Second Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Valéntiæ, in Hispánia Tarraconénsi, sancti Vincéntii, Levítæ et Mártyris; qui, sub impiíssimo Præside Daciáno, cárceres, famem, equúleum, distorsiónes membrórum, láminas candéntes, férream cratem ignítam áliaque tormentórum génera perpéssus, ad martyrii præmium evolávit in cælum; cujus passiónis nóbilem triúmphum Prudéntius luculénter vérsibus exséquitur,…

O Rex gentium

The sixth great “O” is: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. English: O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and deliver man, whom you formed out of the dust of the earth. It reflects…

Undécimo Kaléndas Januárii. Luna.

Undécimo Kaléndas Januárii.  Luna. The Twenty-Second Day of December. The Night of the Moon. Romæ, via Lavicána, inter duas Lauros, natális sanctórum trigínta Mártyrum, qui omnes una die, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, martyrio coronáti sunt. At Rome, on the Lavican Way, between the two laurels, the birthday of thirty holy martyrs who were all crowned with martyrdom…

Décimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna

Décimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Second Day of November.  The Night of the Moon.  Sanctæ Cæcíliæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, quæ ad cæléstem Sponsum, próprio sánguine purpuráta, transívit sextodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr, who on the 16th of September, purpled with her own blood, departed to her heavenly Spouse. Colóssis, in Phrygia,…

Undécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

Undécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twenty-Second Day of October. The Night of the Moon. Hierosólymis sanctæ Maríæ Salóme, matris sanctórum Jacóbi et Joánnis Apostolórum, quæ in Evangelio légitur circa Dómini sepultúram sollícita. At Jerusalem, St. Mary Salome, the mother of the apostles James and John, who is referred to in the Gospel as having cared for the…

Décimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Décimo Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna The Twenty-Second Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Thomæ a Villa Nova, ex Eremitárum sancti Augustíni Ordine, Epíscopi Valentíni et Confessóris; cujus dies natális recólitur sexto Idus Septémbris. St. Thomas of Villanova, of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine, archbishop of Valencia and confessor, whose birthday is the…

Conference “Tradition” VII: how we live (ii)!

The seventh in this series of Conferences about “Tradition”. In this episode, Metropolitan Jerome continues to explain the way in which living Tradition enables the Christian to realise in this life for the next, the balance between the spiritual and the material. Two thousand years of devotional praxis, centuries of lived experience and the collective…

Undécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

Undécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Second Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Octava Assumptiónis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis. The Octave of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Festum Immaculáti Cordis ejúsdem beátæ Vírginis Maríæ. Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the same Blessed Virgin Mary. Romæ, via Ostiénsi, natális sancti Timóthei Mártyris, qui, a…

Conference “Catechism”: how do I discern God’s will for my life? (ii)

A NEW series exploring Vocational Discernment – how do we discern our vocation in life? How does God make His will known to us? These and other questions Metropolitan Jerome will explore in these live and recorded broadcasts from the Brighton Oratory every Saturday morning from 10am. In this episode, Metropolitan Jerome discusses the fundamental…

Undécimo Kaléndas Augústi

Undécimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Twenty-Second Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Apud Massíliam, in Gállia, natális sanctæ Maríæ Magdalénæ, de qua Dóminus ejécit septem dæmónia, et quæ ipsum Salvatórem a mórtuis resurgéntem prima vidére méruit. At Marseilles in France, the birthday of St. Mary Magdalene, out of whom our Lord expelled seven…