Adoration. Pentecost’s Octave. Mater Ecclesiae.

The Sacred Heart of Holy Redeemer parish 6:00 AM Pentecost.

Meanwhile, the TLM Octave continues on Monday as a 1st Class Feast. Vestments are martyrdom red.

Meanwhile, in the Novus Ordo there is a recent liturgical calendar addition. Monday boasts the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. White vestments for Mary, Mother of the Church.

  • You’ll recall that Benedict’s residence in Vatican Gardens is called Mater Ecclesiae.
  • You’ll recall that mosaic installed above Saint Peter’s Square by Pope John Paul II is Mater Ecclesiae.
  • You’ll recall that Pope Paul VI made a dramatic intervention during the Second Vatican Council (November 21, 1964), so as to declare that Mary is Mother of the Church. There followed a unanimous, thunderous, enduring applause of the Council Fathers, all of them.

Let’s see… where’s the exact quote? Ah, yes: AAS 56 (1964), pp. 1007-1018.

  • “Therefore for the glory of the Blessed Virgin and for our consolation we declare Mary Most Holy Mother of the Church, that is, of all the Christian people, both of the faithful and of the Pastors, who call her most beloved Mother; and we establish that with this title all the Christian people from now on pay even more honor to the Mother of God and address her [the Church’s] supplications to her.”

Meanwhile: Rosary, Rosary, Rosary.

[[ Meanwhile, did you notice? Despite all the bad actors in the world and in the Church, the Lord’s Little Flock continues to stand with the Lord in His trials.]]

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One response to “Adoration. Pentecost’s Octave. Mater Ecclesiae.

  1. sanfelipe007

    Yes. R, R, R!

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