Saints Peter and Paul 2016

O felix Roma, O thou most happy Rome, which by this glorious blood of thy two Princes, precious crimson flood, art made forever sacred… Today, together with the Sovereign Roman Pontiff and the entire Catholic Church, we celebrate the glorious … Read More

Pentecost 2016

Emitte spiritum tuum et creabuntur, et renovabis faciem terrae.  Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. [1] On this glorious feast of Pentecost the Holy Church makes … Read More

Ascension 2016

Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you, looking up to heaven? Alleluia. When angels ask questions—especially of human beings—they do not engage in idle chatter, but open their ‘lips,” so to speak, only in order to communicate something of great … Read More

Annunciation 2016

[Due to Holy Week and the Easter Octave, The Feast of the Annunciation was moved in 2016 to April 4th.] Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: for the King hath greatly desired thy beauty (Ps. 44) Dear … Read More

Divine Mercy Sunday – 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear Sons, From the earliest times of our Christian era, the faithful have placed a particular importance on the day we call “Sunday,” the Lord’s day, Dies Dominica.  Sunday is both the … Read More

Easter, 2016

Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum…I arose, and am still with thee, Alleluia (Introit). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, Some thoughts are too rich be contained within the narrow confines of human words.  Some events too … Read More

Maundy Thursday, 2016

Before the festival day of the pasch, Jesus knowing that his hour was come, that he should pass out of this world to the Father: having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them unto the end … Read More

Epiphany, 2016

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” Dear Brothers and Sisters in … Read More