Vespers for Feast of St. Joseph

The podcast (a little rushed, sorry) for the second Vespers of the Feast of St. Joseph is here.Prior post today on St. Joseph is here. … [Read more...]

Podcast Vespers for March 12

Still have a cold, the mic is still problematic (I think it's time to bite the bullet and pick up a new one) but here is the podcast of Vespers for March 12.I'm sorry that it sounds a bit tiny. I had to speak up over the cold and the bad mic, so it's a little less "restful" sounding than usual. I apologize.Sort of a goofy turn...I had some difficulty with one of the psalms, where it says "Before Him all Kings shall fall prostrate."It kept coming out "prostate."Too bad for all those … [Read more...]

Vespers for March 2

Podcast may be found here. … [Read more...]

Vespers for Friday Feb 20

Got the podcast going for today:Here is Vespers.Praying made easy! And this is the Breviary I use: … [Read more...]

Enough mystery for one day…

Nada te turbe; nada te espante; todo se pasa; Dios no se muda, la pac├»encia todo lo alcanza. Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta. Solo Dios basta. May nothing disturb you. May nothing astonish you. Everything passes. God does not go away. Patience can attain anything. He who has God within, does not lack anything. God is everything! -- Teresa of AvilaFrom Morning Prayer: No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another God dwells in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us. The … [Read more...]

No news; working on a Project

The news is: fascinating, troubling, confoundingly stupid, entertaining, amusing, cautionary, worrying, dysfunctional, encouraging, discouraging, predictable, mind-boggling, wholly engaging and completely addictive and I would rather not pull myself away from it, but a deadline looms and I have to do it.I'd much, much rather be talking about how President Obama is going to put a lot of people out of work and make life much more difficult for the auto industry and the oil industry by allowing … [Read more...]

O Emmanuel!

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.O Emmanuel, the one awaited by the gentiles, and their Savior: come to save us, Lord our God.Reading at Vespers: from 2 Peter 3:8b-10In the Lord's eyes, one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years are as a day. The Lord does not delay in keeping his promise - though some consider it "delay." Rather, he shows you generous patience, since he wants none to perish … [Read more...]

O Rex Gentium!

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.O King of the Nations, and the one they desired, keystone, who makes both peoples one, come and save mankind, whom you shaped from the mud. … [Read more...]

The Anglicans know how to do this…

Evensong and Lessons and one does them quite like the Anglicans.This is one of my very favorite hymns, and a surprisingly difficult one to sing with control; we Catholics - assuming the male pronouns were allowed in by the music ministers - would still very likely have minor breakdowns in confidence and tonality trying to do justice to this lovely, hushed and reverent piece.But the English, God love 'em, they are uncowed and unintimidated. They take on Christina Rosetti's vivid … [Read more...]

O Oriens!

O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.O Radient Dawn, splendor of eternal light, and sun of justice, come, and shine on those , seated in darkness, and in the shadow of death. … [Read more...]