All Saints 2019

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 2019

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, On this day we … Read More

St. Benedict 2019

At that time: Peter said to Jesus: Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what therefore shall we have? (Matthew 19:2) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, As we know from the words … Read More

Saints Peter and Paul 2019

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 22:31-3) Dear Brothers and … Read More

Corpus Christi 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, The Most Holy Eucharist, celebrated and consummated in the Sacrifice of Mass, is all about thanksgiving, a unique prayer of thanksgiving that embraces Heaven and Earth, past and present, and … Read More

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