Everyone who tries, even a little bit, to live a liturgically-ordered life, especially anyone who tries to make a habit of saying the Divine Office, in whole or in part, will know just how incredibly screwed up everything is. Trying to keep up a regular
It’s the first Antiphon of the first Nocturn of Matins of the Annunciation. The others are: Drop down, ye heavens, from above and let the skies pour down righteousness; let hte earth open and bring forth a Saviour. Behold, the name of the Lord cometh
So difficult is this issue for modern people – including Catholics – to deal with that it never gets talked about. So I thought we’d talk about it. My good friend Fr. Paul McDonald, who is now involved in the Fatima Center apostolate since Fr.
Exsultet iam angelica turba caelorum exsultent divina mysteria et pro tanti Regis victoria, tuba insonet salutaris. Gaudeat et tellus tantis irradiata fulgoribus et, aeterni regis splendore illustrata, totius orbis se sentiat amisisse caliginem. Laetetur et mater Ecclesia tanti luminis adornata fulgoribus: et magnis populorum vocibus
The Lord goes in to them holding his victorious weapon, his cross. When Adam, the first created man, sees him, he strikes his breast in terror and calls out to all: ‘My Lord be with you all.’ And Christ in reply says to Adam: ‘And