Edúces me de láqueo, quem abscondérunt mihi

Edúces me de láqueo, quem abscondérunt mihi,* quóniam tu es fortitúdo mea. You shall lead me out from the pit, which they hid for me, * for you are my strength. Edúces = you shall lead me. This is in the future tense. educo,educere,eduxi,eductus, to lead out; draw up. As a third conjugation verb, the…

St. Germaine Cousin

St. Germaine was born in 1579 and died in 1601 in Pibrac, France. Her feast day is June 15. While out in the fields, she took in the beauty of the natural world and found the God who loved her dearly. Germaine would pray the rosary regularly. She attended Mass daily, never allowing anything –…

Get Your Own Latin Breviary

Latin Liturgy of the Hours Resources (Ordinary Form) Online / Digital Editions iBreviary Pro Terra Sancta – iPhone app as well as an online edition of the Latin Liturgia Horarum. Universalis – Liturgy of the Hours online and texts are available in a parallel Latin / English format. almudi.org – Liturgy of the Hours online in Latin and Spanish. Societas…

The Lamb of God

Would you like to learn the Lamb of God in Latin? Of all the prayers of the Mass in Latin, the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) is one of the simplest. It amounts to only a handful of words which correspond almost perfectly in order and grammar to their English equivalent. Lamb of God, who…

The Holy, Holy, Holy

This simple flashcard course will enable you to learn and understand the meaning of the words in the Holy, Holy, Holy as prayed / sung in the Latin Mass. Five minutes a day, repeated for two weeks, and you will be an expert! Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts. Filled are the heavens and the earth…

Pray When He Prays

In reciting the divine Office we must take care that our affections accompany the sentiments contained in what we read. It is necessary, says St. Augustine: “We must pray when the Psalmist prays, sigh when he sighs, hope when he hopes.” St Alphonsus de Liguori (2009-05-30). Dignity and Duties of the Priest, or Selva by…

Learning a Foreign Language

From the Huffington Post Blog: If you have never learned a foreign language, you may not have the confidence that you are a competent language learner, that you can achieve fluency. I know that I didn’t really believe I could do it over 50 years ago, until I did it in French. I have never…

Lost the Antibodies

L’uomo si è messo al di sopra di Dio e della Sua Parola, giudicandola dall’alto delle proprie pretese conquiste intellettuali e dei propri imperativi categorici. Perfino la preghiera ispirata dei Salmi è stata spurgata, nel nuovo breviario, di tutte le frasi che urtavano la nuova concezione del cristianesimo, irenistica e inclusiva (cioè svuotata del proprio…

The Great Compassion

When I alluded to past events, she talked of them quite openly. But I could feel that she had become detached from even the consciousness of her faults, and that she had decided to lay everything at the throne of the Great Compassion….. via Amy Welborn, in her review of Francois Mauriac’s Woman of the Pharisees