Ad Te Levávi Ánimam Meam

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

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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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I’ve gone and done it…almost

Posted by james0235 on March 6, 2009

After just over 6 months without internet access at home I may finally be ready to get it back.

It has been both liberating and frustrating to be without regular internet access these past few months. But, later this eventing I will most likely be scheduling someone to come out and hook it up again.

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I’m Still Here

Posted by james0235 on September 11, 2008

I am still around. I moved a week and a half ago and I have not had the internet hooked up in my new place yet. I am actually finding it to be a little liberating. So, I may wait a few more weeks before scheduling someone to come out. If I post at all it will be erratic (as always).

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Good Friday Roundup

Posted by james0235 on March 21, 2008

I have not been able to post anything for the past couple of days. First, my mouse died. As soon as I replaced it I lost my internet connection for most of the day yesterday. Exactly 15 minutes after getting internet access back last night my keyboard died. I replaced it this afternoon.

So, I have made several posts today that I probably would have spread out over the past few days:

An 8th Century Tradition
A link to a website where you can listen to the Passion Narrative from the Gospel of John chanted in Latin.

Reflections On The Seven Last Words
Links to Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Christ by Tim Glass.

Adoramus Te, Christe and Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Videos of the Farther Along Octet performing a couple of songs very appropriate for Good Friday.

divinemercy.jpgAnd I will take the opportunity to mention something that I forgot to post earlier. Today is the day to begin the Divine Mercy Novena in order to complete it before Divine Mercy Sunday.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the
whole world.

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Penitential Purple

Posted by james0235 on February 5, 2008

stole3.jpgWhen considering a color scheme for this blog I originally chose purple as it was the 1st Sunday of Advent. My original thought was that maybe I would change the color throughout the Liturgical Year. Most of the year this would leave the color green – the color of Ordinary Time or the Time after Epiphany and the Time after Pentecost. Green just happens to be my favorite color. So, I thought I had everything figured out.stole2.jpg

But as Advent was coming to a close and and an early Lent was fast approaching (Lent begins of February 6th this year and February 4th is the earliest date possible for it) I began to think more and more about these penitential Seasons as well as the Season of Septuagesima in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the 3 Sundays before Lent) which also shares the color purple with Advent and Lent.

I have decided to keep “penitential purple” year-round as a reminder to myself that it penance is not something to think about only during Advent and Lent. Rather, the whole of Christian life “ought to be a continual penance” (Council of Trent, Session XIV).

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First Post

Posted by james0235 on December 2, 2007

The title of this blog is taken from the Introit (or Entrance Antiphon) of the First Sunday in Advent in both the Ordinary (Novus Ordo) and Extraordinary Forms (Tridentine Mass) of the Roman Rite. The Introit itself is taken from Psalm 25(24):

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)

It seemed an appropriate title considering I am starting this on the 1st Sunday of Advent.

So, what is this blog all about?

I’m not quite sure yet. It will probably evolve with time. I will probably post my thoughts and opinions on things that I find interesting in the Catholic Church and in Christianity in general.

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