WDTPRS 16th Ordinary Sunday: The Enemy is hunting YOU!
The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday, not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum, has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript. Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending).
Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, fide et caritate ferventes, semper in mandatis tuis vigili custodia perseverent.
We have been cheated of the beauty of our Catholic worship in Latin, which is our common patrimony. After many centuries they still communicate the profound intellectual formation and the faith of their composers, our Christian family ancestors.
These prayers, from our forebears, are our inheritance. They lay quiet in manuscripts,