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A Short History of the Roman Mass

Portrait of St. Pius V, who codified the Roman Mass for all time. A Short History of the Roman Mass “For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, My name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to My name a clean …

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Cardinal Burke: “This is Absurd”

  Cardinal Burke: “This is absurd” Cardinal Burke ladies and gentlemen: “What kind of thinking is it on our part for me to think that I can improve on the liturgy that has been handed on in the Church down the centuries? This is absurd,” Cardinal Burke stated. … “If in 20 centuries of the …

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The Value Of The Holy Mass

THE VALUE OF THE HOLY  MASS At the hour of death the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation. Every Mass will go with you to Judgment and will plead pardon for you. By every Mass you can diminish  the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less, according to your fervor. …

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The Three Excellencies Of Holy Mass

THE THREE EXCELLENCIES OF MASS, PART 1 Taken from the Book, The Hidden Treasure by St. Leonard of Port Maurice I. It requires great patience to endure the language of careless livers, breathing atheism itself, and ruinous to devotion; as for instance, “A Mass more or less counts for little.” “It is no small thing …

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An Exhortation To Hear Holy Mass Devoutly

AN EXHORTATION TO HEAR HOLY MASS DEVOUTLY. Marvelous Vision in which St. Gertrude saw Our Lord Jesus Christ Celebrate Mass in a Mystical Manner   ALL good works together,” says the saintly Cure of Ars, ” are not of equal value with the sacrifice of the Mass, because they are the works of men, and …

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The Holy Mass and The Saints

St. Coleta   Bollandus relates of St. Coleta, that one day, when she was hearing the Mass of her confessor, she suddenly exclaimed at the elevation: “My God! O Jesus! O ye Angels and Saints O ye men and sinners, behold the great marvels! “After the Mass, her confessor asked her why she had wept …

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Pope Benedict XVI – The Apostolic Letter Motu Propio ‘Summorum Pontificum’

  Pope Benedict XVI –  The  Apostolic Letter Motu Propio “Summorum Pontificum”         Motu Proprio:  A document, signed personally by the pope, and issued solely on his authority and not in response to a request. A motu proprio is usually issued to address what the pope regards as a special need of …

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The Traditional Roman Mass in Pictures

    Traditional Roman Mass in Pictures      The Kyrie    The Gloria    The Epistle       The Gospel  The Credo   The Offertory      The Lavabo      The Preface    The Sanctus    The Consecration    Elevation of The Host   Elevation Of The Chalice   The Our Father The Priest’s Communion …

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The Latin Mass

The Latin Mass By Scott P. Richert Introduction: The term “the Latin Mass” is most often used to refer to the Tridentine Mass—the Mass of Pope St. Pius V, promulgated on July 14, 1570, through the apostolic constitution Quo Primum. Technically, this is a misnomer; any Mass celebrated in Latin is a “Latin Mass.” However, …

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