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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Agnes Virgin and Martyr

S. Agnes Virgin & Martyr (Octave Day): Missa “Vultum tuum”

As it coincided with her “octave day” a legend grew, saying that Agnes appeared on this day to her parents praying at her tomb, surrounded by a “bevy of virgins” (Introit), resplendent with light. 1,355 more words

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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Agnes Virgin and Martyr

S. Agnes Virgin and Martyr: Missa “Me exspectaverunt peccatores”

Martyred for her faith at the early age of twelve, Saint Agnes was one of the youngest-known named martyrs in the Communion of Saints. 1,180 more words

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Carissimi: Today's Mass; Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord

Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord: Missa “Dum médium siléntium”

Due to the feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord falling this Sunday, this Mass is transferred to today. 1,540 more words

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Carissimi: Today's Mass; Third Mass [Day] of the Nativity of Our Lord

Third Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord: Missa “Puer natus”

This third Mass during the day on Christmas Day returns to the major Station at St. 1,576 more words

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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Michaelmas Ember Friday

Michaelmas Ember Friday; Commemoration of Pope Saint Linus, Martyr and Saint Thecla, Virgin & Martyr: Missa “Lætétur cor

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September, 1 are known as “Michaelmas Embertide,” and they come near the beginning of Autumn (September, October, November). 1,620 more words

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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St. Stephen, King of Hungary

St. Stephen the Great, King of Hungary, Confessor: Missa “Os justi“

St. Stephen the Great (977-1038), was the son of the Magyar chieftain Geza, Stephen succeeded him as leader in 997. 1,069 more words

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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Day IV in the Octave of the Nativity of St John the Baptist

Day IV in the Octave of the Nativity of St John the Baptist: Missa “De ventre matris

The Precursor of Christ was filled with the Holy Ghost even from his mother’s womb. 1,626 more words

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