Daily Archives: 10 December 2006

Advent Gold

Rock wonders about gold vestments, but it is the Saturday dedication of a parish church. If it’s not a Sunday, gold is good. The thurible looks interesting. Art work from another Mary, Star of the Sea:

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 96

Clergy and the Office, with a listed preference for communal prayer: Clerics not bound to office in choir, if they are in major orders, are bound to pray the entire office every day, either in common or individually, as laid … Continue reading

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Merton On Hope

There was a certain symmetry to Thomas Merton’s life. He was nearly twenty-seven when he entered the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. It was twenty-seven years later to that day, 10 December 1941, that he died in Thailand. This quote … Continue reading

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“Every valley will be filled in” …

(This is Neil). Here is part of today’s “Credo” column in the Sunday Times, written by Monsignor Roderick Strange, Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome: In the Gospels the distinctive Advent figure is the person of John the … Continue reading

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AB on NPR on Egg Nog

Waking up this morning to Alton Brown whipping up some egg nog on Weekend Edition Sunday. Consult Holiday Buffet II, and if they’ve served goop laced with high fructose corn syrup or gum, come over to my house, where I’ll … Continue reading

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The Holiday Buffet III

  More of our holiday public service announcement for the blogosphere. Enjoy. If something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 95

Here’s what the council said about religious communities praying the Hours: Communities obliged to choral office are bound to celebrate the office in choir every day in addition to the conventual Mass. In particular: a) Orders of canons, of monks … Continue reading

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