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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Photograph • Robert Cardinal Sarah “Ad Orientem”
published 15 July 2016 by Corpus Christi Watershed
I“Dear Fathers, we should listen to the lament of God proclaimed by the prophet Jeremiah: They have turned their back to me (2:27). Let us turn again towards the Lord!”

—Excerpted from a 5 July 2016 Speech by Robert Cardinal Sarah


320 “Ad Orientem” Cardinal SARAH


From the marvelous photography of Fr Lawrence Lew, OP.