Ad Te Levávi Ánimam Meam

To Thee have I lifted up my soul (Introit – 1st Sunday of Advent)

Archive for November, 2009

Novena to the Immaculate Conception

Posted by james0235 on November 30, 2009

Today begins the Novena to the Immaculate Conception. These 9 days of prayer conclude on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This feast is a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States as it is our patronal feast day.

There are many different versions of the Novena out there. EWTN has a particularly nice page devoted to it.

This year I am using the Novena found in the Midwest Theological Forum / Our Sunday Visitor Daily Roman Missal.

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Alma Redemptoris

Posted by james0235 on November 29, 2009

Beginning at 1st Vespers of Advent the Seasonal Marian Antiphon changes from the Salve Regina to the Alma Redemptoris.

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Ad te levávi

Posted by james0235 on November 29, 2009

This is the Introit (Entrance Antiphon) for the Mass of the Roman Rite in both its Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms for the 1st Sunday of Advent. And it was the inspiration for the name of this blog.

Ad te levávi ánimam meam, Deus meus, in te confído, non erubéscam. Neque irrídeant me inimíci mei, étenim univérsi qui te exspéctant non confundéntur.

To you, my God, I lift my soul, I trust in you; let me never come to shame. Do not let my enemies laugh at me. No one who waits for you is ever put to shame.
(Official ICEL translation)

To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded.
(1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal)

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2 Years

Posted by james0235 on November 29, 2009

Approximately 2 years ago, on the 1st Sunday of Advent, I began this blog with a post on explaining the name I had chosen for the blog.

Over the course of the past 2 years I have taken 2 extended breaks from blogging. The first was due to ridding myself of the internet for several months. And the most recent was due to my outright disgust over over both the actions of pro-abortion Fr. John “Babykiller” Jenkins of the University of Notre Shame and over several things that have happened recently (and not so recently) in my own diocese. I just needed a break for awhile.

But, I always seem to come back eventually.

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