Category: Liturgical Texts

Christmas Martyrology 2017

Today our Brother Hildebrand Maria sang the Christmas Proclamation from the Roman Martyrology, according to the more solemn monastic tone.  Click on the title above...

Blessing of Herbs and Flowers

Christians of both East and West have, from very early times, blessed herbs and fruit on the Feast of the Assumption. Thus blessed, these creatures...

Ut Dominus illuminaret

First Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday I was profoundly struck last evening by the antiphons and psalmody of First Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday. Every antiphon —...

In sanctis montibus

Our Office of Saint Bartholomew has a beautiful collect from the Leonine Sacramentary: Deus, qui Ecclesiae tuae in sanctis montibus fundamenta posuisti: da, ut intercedente...