Whitsunday 2019

Emitte spiritum tuum et creabuntur, et renovabis faciem terrae. Send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 103:30) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, A … Read More

Ascension Thursday 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, The mystery of the Ascension of the Lord represents the consummation of a series of displacements, of great movements, involving the Word made flesh. Saint Paul, quoting Psalm 67, explains … Read More

Easter Sunday 2019

I arose, and am still with thee, alleluia: thou hast laid thy hand upon me: thy knowledge is become wonderful, alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm 138:18) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, In the beginning of the world, … Read More

St Benedict Transitus 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, Today we celebrate the transitus of Our Blessed Father Saint Benedict, which is to say his passage from this earthly life to Heaven, his departure out of our mortal existence, … Read More

Epiphany 2019

And behold, the star which [the wise men] had seen in the East went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. (Matt. 2:9) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, As with … Read More

Christmas 2018

And suddenly with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Gloria in altissimis Deo, and on earth peace to men of good will. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, In accordance … Read More

Immaculate Conception 2018

Trahe nos, Virgo Immaculata; Draw us, O Virgin Immaculate; we will run after thee to the fragrance of thy ointments. (Fifth Antiphon; cf. Cant. 1:3) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, Beginning already in the earliest … Read More

All Saints 2018

Post haec vidi turbam magnam…After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and … Read More

St Michael 2018

Benedicite Dominum, omnes Angeli…Bless the Lord, all ye his Angels : you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, It is … Read More

Assumption 2018

Assumpta est Maria in caelum…Mary has been taken up into heaven: the Angels rejoice; in hymns of praise they bless the Lord. (First Antiphon of Lauds) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, Sometimes we Christians are … Read More

St Benedict 2018

Sancte Pater Benedicte, intercede pro nobis. Holy Father Benedict, intercede for us. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, According to Dom Delatte, the third abbot of Saint-Pierre of Solesmes in France, “Experience shows that no earthly … Read More