Ad Te Levávi Ánimam Meam

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

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Posted by james0235 on June 6, 2010

This seemed a fitting quote as we approach the end of the Year of the Priest:

Who then is the priest? He is the defender of truth, who stands with angels, gives glory with archangels, causes sacrifices to rise to the altar on high, shares Christ’s priesthood, refashions creation, restores it in God’s image, recreates it for the world on high and, even greater, is divinized and divinizes.

St. Gregory of Nazianzus, quoted in Catechsim of the Catholic Church 1589


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Posted by james0235 on June 4, 2008

“Your prayers should be liturgical. How I would like to see you using the psalms and prayers from the missal, rather than private prayers of your own choice.”

(St. Josemaría Escrivá, The Way, 86)

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Lauda Sion Salvatorem

Posted by james0235 on May 25, 2008

Lauda Sion Salvatorem, the Sequence for the Feast of Corpus Christi, written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

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St. Joseph The Worker

Posted by james0235 on May 1, 2008

In those dioceses not celebrating the Feast of the Ascension today is the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker. We already honor St. Joseph each year on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19th (moved to March 15th this year).

This feast was instituted in 1955 by Pope Pius XII and is celebrated on May 1, since this is the day labor is honored in many countries. In the Gospel Jesus was called “the son of the carpenter.” This feast reminds us that honest work, no matter how seemingly menial, can be sanctified. Through work we can sanctify ourselves and others, making each of us participants in the work of redemption.
(Our Sunday Visitor/Midwest Theological Forum Daily Roman Missal)

God, our Father,
Creator and ruler of the universe,
in every age You call man
to develop and use his gifts for the good of others.
With Saint Joseph as our example and guide,
help us to do the work you have asked
and come to the rewards you have promised.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Opening Prayer 1970 Roman Missal)

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Which Theologian Are You?

Posted by james0235 on April 21, 2008

Which theologian are you?
created with

You scored as Anselm

Anselm is the outstanding theologian of the medieval period. He sees man’s primary problem as having failed to render unto God what we owe him, so God becomes man in Christ and gives God what he is due. You should read ‘Cur Deus Homo?’

Karl Barth
Friedrich Schleiermacher
John Calvin
Jonathan Edwards
Charles Finney
Paul Tillich
Martin Luther
Jürgen Moltmann

Quite an appropriate result for 2 reasons:

1. There are 8 Protestant Theologians and 2 Catholic Theologians and I ended up a 100% match with one of the Catholics.

2. Today is the Feast of St. Anselm. And what better way to honor the man than to agree 100% with what he taught? 😉

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