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Carissimi; Today's Mass: Pope St Anicetus, Martyr

Pope St Anicetus, Martyr: Missa “Protexisti”

Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism. His pontificate saw the appearance of the controversy between East and West over the date of Easter. 1,074 more words


Carissimi; Today's Mass: Thursday Lent II

Thursday Lent IIMissaDeus in adjutorium meum”

Today’s Station takes place in a basilica erected shortly after the peace of Constantine by Julius I and which is one of the first… 1,952 more words


Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Matthias, Apostle

Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle; Comm. Feria III of Lent I: Missa “Mihi autem nimis”

St. Peter, in the Acts of the Apostles (Epistle), says that the prophet had Judas in view when he declares “That his episcopate would pass into other hands.” It is the Lord Himself who showed the one He had chosen to be associated with the eleven apostles (Epistle). 1,416 more words


Carissimi; Today's Mass: Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY: Missa “Misereris omnium”

Ash Wednesday is from a liturgical point of view one of the most important days of the year. In the first place this day opens the liturgical season of Lent, which formerly began with the First Sunday and comprised only thirty-six days. 2,689 more words


The universe as we know it

The universe as we know it may not be the universe as we know it.

Did you see this last week?

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning… 197 more words

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