SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Resurrection and Life Everlasting

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The Baltimore Catechism
Revised Edition (1941)

Lesson 14
The Resurrection and Life Everlasting

“I believe in … the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.”
176. What is meant by “the resurrection of the body”?
By “the resurrection of the body” is meant that at the end of the world the bodies of all men will rise from the earth and be united again to their souls, nevermore to be separated.

Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again. (I Corinthians 15:51) Continue reading

The Dedication of St. Mary Ad Nives

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The Dedication of St. Mary Ad Nives

The Catholic Church celebrates today the annual feast of the dedication of a very remarkable church at Rome, called St. Mary Ad Nives–” St. Mary of the Snow,” or ” St. Mary Major.” The origin of this church is as follows: In the middle of the fourth century, at the time of Pope Liberius, there resided at Rome a nobleman named John. Although rich in temporal goods, he was still wealthier in those which are not of this world, and his wife was his equal in birth, riches and virtue. They had been married many years without having been blessed with children, although they had often prayed to God for them. At last, they resigned themselves to the will of Providence, and resolved to employ all their wealth in honor of the Blessed Virgin, and make her heir to it, as they had always entertained great devotion for her. They were, as yet, uncertain as to the manner in which they should carry out their intention. They both sought refuge in prayer and alms, begging the Blessed Virgin to teach them how they might best appropriate their possessions to her honor.  Continue reading

Introit: Deus in loco sancto suo

Dominica XI Post Pentecosten I. Augusti ~ II. classis

Ps 67:6-7; 67:36

Deus in loco sancto suo: Deus qui inhabitáre facit unánimes in domo: ipse dabit virtútem et fortitúdinem plebi suæ.

God is in His holy dwelling, God Who makes men of one mind to dwell in a house; He shall give power and strength to His people.

Ps 67:2

Exsúrgat Deus, et dissipéntur inimíci eius: et fúgiant, qui odérunt eum, a fácie eius.

God arises; His enemies are scattered, and those who hate Him flee before Him.

V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculórum. Amen


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The Church’s Year
Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine’s

At the Introit pray with the priest for brotherly love and for protection against our enemies within and without:

INTROIT God in his holy place; God, who maketh men of one mind to dwell in a house: he shall give power and strength to his people. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; and let them that hate him flee from before His face. (Ps. LXVII.) Glory etc.

COLLECT Almighty, everlasting God, who, in the abundance of Thy loving kindness, dost exceed both the merits and desires of Thy suppliants; pour down upon us Thy mercy, that thou mayest forgive those things of which our conscience is afraid, and grant us those things which our prayer ventures not to ask. Through… Continue reading