03 June 2016

Rejoice! The Thoughts of His Heart are from Generation to Generation

To deliver their souls from death and feed them in time of famine. 

So says today's Introit.  

Blessings to you and yours on this great day, during this time of famine. This is the door open to heaven, the narrow gate of His wounded Heart that opens so widely to sinners.

If you haven't hit Mass yet, go to St. Francis de Sales Oratory at 6:30pm.


Elizabeth R said...

Relics of Christ's Passion are available for veneration today at the Cathedral until 5:00: http://cathedralstl.org/wp-content/uploads/Relics-of-Christs-Passion.pdf
The Relics of the Passion collection includes:
--‐ A piece of the True Cross, which was discovered by St. Helena
--‐ A piece of the Holy Table from the room where the Last Supper took place
--‐ A piece of the Column of Flagellation
--‐ A piece of The Crown of Thorns
--‐ A replica of the Holy Nail, fashioned using filings from the true nails
--‐ A relic from the head of St. Longinus, the centurion who pierced the side of Christ
--‐ A picture of (the effigy of) the Veil of Veronica touched to the original with a Vatican
seal attesting to the fact.
--‐ A piece of the exterior wrapping for the Shroud of Turin

Pete said...

Even in the N.O. we recited the Gloria and the Creed. A fine day. We also prayed the novena to the Sacred Heart, a regular thing at our parish on Fridays.

Marie said...

I just love this Introit to the Sacred Heart, which we used to chant in college at every First Friday Mass before Vatican II:

"Cogitationes Cordis ejus in generatione et generationem: ut eruat a morte animas eorum et alat eos in fame. -- Exsultate justi in Domino: rectos decet collaudatio. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Cogitationes Cordis ejus . . ."

And the "Unus Militum" communion antiphon for the same Mass. What a shame that we have thrown away the Latin chant, a real treasure of the Church.

"Unus militum lancea latus ejus aperuit, et continuo exivit sanguis et aqua."