WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: The dangers of worldly things

Posted June 30, 2019 3:25 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost:  The dangers of worldly things

In the older, traditional calendar of the Roman Rite, today is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.
Let’s have a look at the…
COLLECT (1962MR):

Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum: multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam; ut, te rectore, te duce, sic transeamus per bona temporalia, ut non amittamus aeterna.

There is a pleasant alliteration in lines 2-3 of the collect. We can find a pair of pairs: nihil validum, nihil sanctum and some great ablative absolutes te rectore, te duce.
Where does this prayer really come from?
The first part, Protector in te sperantium deus, seems to be a fairly common introductory phrase in ancient

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