O God, Who has willed to enlighten Thy Church by the wondrous learning and excellent merits of the life of blessed Ephrem, Thy Confessor and Doctor: we humbly beseech Thee that by his intercession Thou may defend it by Thine everlasting power against the snares of error and wickedness.
Today is the 120th anniversary of death of Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Jesuit poet.
When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut,
Your round me roaming end, and under be my boughs?
When, when, Peace, will you, Peace? I’ll not play hypocrite
According a news article in today’s Daily News, Archbishop Dolan is petitioning the Holy See to name Old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral a minor basilica (the Wiki article as some other useful info). There are 2 basilicas in the Brooklyn Diocese but none in the Archdiocese. While it is largely an honorary distinction, it is seen as important and therefore prestigious. The old
The Church professes her faith in the one God, who is at the
same time the Most Holy and ineffable Trinity of Persons: Father, Son and Holy
Spirit. The Church lives by this truth contained in the most ancient symbols of
faith. Paul VI recalled it in our times on the occasion of the 1900th
anniversary of the
O God, Who did raise up blessed Norbert, Thy Confessor and Bishop, to be an illustrious preacher of Thy word, and through him did render Thy Church fruitful with a new offspring; grant we beseech Thee, that helped by his merits we may practice by Thy grace what he taught both by word and deed.