Sextodécimo Kaléndas Januárii. Luna.

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Januárii.  Luna. The Seventeenth Day of December.  The Night of the Moon. Romæ natális sancti Joánnis de Matha, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui Ordinis sanctíssimæ Trinitátis redemptiónis captivórum Fundátor éxstitit.  Ipsíus tamen festívitas, ex dispositióne Innocéntii Papæ Undécimi, ágitur sexto Idus Februárii. At Rome, the birthday of St. John of Matha, priest and confessor,…

Sexto Idus Decémbris. Luna.

Sexto Idus Decémbris.  Luna. The Eighth Day of December.  The Night of the Moon. TRANSFERATUR Quinto Idus Decémbris: Concéptio gloriósæ semper Vírginis Genitrícis Dei Maríæ, quam fuísse præservátam, singulári Dei privilégio, ab omni originális culpæ labe immúnem, Pius Nonus, Póntifex Máximus, hac ipsa recurrénte die, solémniter definívit. Transferred December 9th: The Conception of the glorious and…

Quarto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Eighth Day of November  At Corinth, the birthday of St. Sosthenes, disciple of the blessed apostle Paul, who is mentioned in his Epistle to the Corinthians.  He was chief of the synagogue when converted to Christ, and as a glorious beginning, consecrated the first fruits of his faith by being scourged before the proconsul…

Cogitationes meas… (iii)

A.M.D.G. S. Donato, Episcopo et Martyre Carissimi, Continuing my reflections from my retreat… Yesterday I reflected on how the invitation by Christ to the Apostles, “…Are you able to drink the cup that I drink…?” [Mark 10:35-40; Matthew 20:20-23] is shared by bishops in the continuation of that same Apostolic ministry, and in turn is asked…