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

Saints Peter and Paul 2018

Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32) Dear Brothers and … Read More

Pentecost 2018

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, Today, … Read More

Easter Sunday 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, On Easter morning, the first day of the week according to the way of counting in Israel, following the terrible drama of the Lord’s most sorrowful Passion, including the abandonment … Read More

Maundy Thursday 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, The entire Catholic Church gathers today to celebrate a most solemn moment in the liturgical year. The sacred actions and words of the Lord on the occasion of His impending … Read More

Palm Sunday 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, Just awhile ago we were processing with palms in our hands, singing the liturgical Hosanna pium that re-echoes each year those ecstatic praises sung by the children long ago, when … Read More

Epiphany 2018

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?” (Matt. 2:1) Dear Brothers and … Read More

Immaculate Conception 2017

The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made anything from the beginning (Wisdom 8). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, As with every solemnity of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, this … Read More

All Saints 2017

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

Assumption 2017

Signum magnum apparuit in caelo…A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. (Apoc. 12,1.) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, My … Read More