“Each day Father Knox would write for his students a Latin poem describing events of the previous day.” —Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Rev Fr Adrian Fortescue Liturgy
If we feel compelled to condemn these changes, let’s at least spend time learning what they are!
“Our hymnbooks know nothing of such a treasure as this, and give us pages of poor sentiment in doggerel lines by some tenth-rate modern versifier.” —Father Fortescue
Dr. Luca Ricossa has made a YouTube recording of this Sequence!
Including a remarkable musical setting by Father Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923).
When Father Fortescue was diagnosed with cancer, he was seen to kiss devoutly the Altar on which he had so frequently celebrated Mass before going to the hospital to die.
Speaking about the AGNUS DEI, Father Fortescue wrote: “Agnus as a vocative is curious, evidently in order to reproduce the original text (John 1:29) exactly.” [Altera die vidit Joannes Jesum venientem ad se, et ait: Ecce agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccatum mundi.] Father Fortescue, as usual, is correct; but in some medieval manuscripts you […]
…including a “Sneak Peek” at the Brébeuf Hymnal.
A plenary indulgence can be gained by singing the “Veni Creator Spiritus” publicly on New Year’s Day.
Is Consecration by the words of Institution “de fide” ??
The priest returned to the Altar, removed the big red Missal, carried it to the pulpit, and proceeded to translate the entire Gospel into English.