Saturday, May 24, 2008

Closing of Holy Trinity

It's been reported that Holy Trinity, one of the two churches in the Archdiocese of Boston offering the TLM, is going to be closed on June 30th.

As I stated in the link above, I will continue to pray for a miracle but if they close Holy Trinity [a 20-minute drive for me], I’ll drive to Still River [an hour's drive]. Yes, Pope Benedict’s motu proprio has done wonderful things here in the Archdiocese of Boston, i.e. we'll be left with just one church which celebrates the TLM every Sunday but hey, the SSPX has opened another chapel in the diocese.

I can't tell you what a comfort the TLM has been to me the past few months. It has been my refuge, readying me for the spiritual combat of the ensuing week.

Oh well, I'm already not contributing financially to the Archdiocese. I guess my physical presence isn't needed either. Edited to add: I contribute a decent amount to this parish, Holy Trinity. I wish I could have done more financially.

Thanks Cardinal Sean!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pope Benedict, saying the Rosary in Latin?!

From RectaRatio...

You Can Now Buy A 4-CD Set Of the Holy Father Reciting the Rosary In Latin
Latin was chosen because of its universality.

Now, I tried to hunt it down on the Vatican Bookstore site, without success. For now, this might have to be an item you buy only there in Rome in person.

I have made some progress with my efforts, begun last year, to say the Rosary in Latin. The only big stumbling block has been my inability to find the Latin translation for the Prayer Before the Rosary ("O Queen of the Holy Rosary, thou hast deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three shepherd children the treasures of grace...".).

Of course, I have the Paters, Aves, and Minor Doxologies by rote, along with the Salve Regina, and have for some years now. I still have to read the Latin for the Fatima Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, the Prayer After the Rosary, the Prayer to Saint Michael, and the Guardian Angel Prayer, as well as the actual announcements of the Mysteries.

Progress comes slow.

Friday, May 02, 2008

A Little Irreverent

humorous pictures

There's another cute one I have to post later (or tomorrow) from I Can Has Cheezburger with a 'Christian' theme.

see more cute cat pics