Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fun with Catholic worship



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From Hallowedground.
RANT, O God, that the solemn festival of blessed Anthony thy Confessor may bring gladness to thy Church: that being defended by thy succour in all things spiritual, we may be found worthy to attain unto everlasting joys. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Lodato sempre sia il nome di Gesù e di Maria.

A word from the saint

And a ‘shout-out’ to John O’Sullivan and St Anthony of Padua Church (photo), Hackensack, New Jersey, a Forward in Faith parish.
There is the story told about Abp Michael Ramsey, who in one of his retreat programmes for ordinands in the C of E spoke at length about the practice of personal prayer. Some cheeky ordinand asked him, “Sir, how long do you pray for?” Ramsey didn’t bat an eye but said, “How long do I pray for? Five or ten minutes, but it usually takes me an hour to get there.”

(This was not about the office, of course, but personal prayer.)

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