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Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate

It is the famous quote of Dante, most frequently translated as Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. It is a quotation I often remember when walking up some streets in London with the dark glass and steel office buildings … Continue reading

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New Academic Work on Sarum

My attention has been drawn to a Master’s thesis by James R. Joseph, M.A. of the University of Dayton: Sarum Use And Disuse: A Study In Social And Liturgical History. This thesis seems to be particularly of interest to those … Continue reading

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Flattering…

This just came in from my editor, Dom Alcuin Reid. I will give a couple of comments after this review by the Jesuit priest Fr Baldovin. * * * T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy. Edited by Alcuin Reid. New York, … Continue reading

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Superfluity of naughtiness

– “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1. xxi – Epistle for the fourth Sunday after Easter). It always brings a smile … Continue reading

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J. Wickham Legg

On my morning rounds, I found “Good, or ancient, or Catholic” quoted from J. Wickham Legg. The exact source is not given, but a search on Google reveals his paper read before St Paul’s Ecclesiological Society on 27th October 1887, … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Devotion

Reading one of Cardinal Ratzinger’s books in the 1980’s, I was quite struck by his reminiscences of Corpus Christi processions in Bavaria in places like Altötting and other towns. The tradition spreads into Switzerland in some places, and Fribourg where … Continue reading

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Early Modern English

Archbishop Haverland has been on Facebook, exhorting us priests to get it right with memorized texts like the doxology after a collect: All traditional clergy should commit to memory the basic rule for expanding a collect ending to full Trinitarian … Continue reading

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