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Michael Davies, R.I.P.
The Remnant ^ | 09/26/04 | Michael Matt

Posted on 09/26/2004 4:54:51 PM PDT by bonaventura

Michael Davies, R.I.P

Dear Friends:

On Saturday, September 25, the great Michael Davies died. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Mr. Davies was taken, perhaps mercifully by the Divine Judge, of a massive heart attack. The debt we all owe this extraordinary individual cannot be measured. We have lost a friend and mentor, the traditional movement has lost its uncontested elder statesman, and the Church has lost one of her greatest defenders of all time.

Though he was not martyred, the name Davies can surely and without hesitation be placed alongside those of More, Fisher and Campion, as men who gave their lives to the defense of the Holy, Roman Catholic Church in times of unparalleled attack.

We are shocked, stunned and saddened beyond belief by his passing. But for now, we’ll say and write nothing more. It is time to mourn a great and noble Catholic. May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Michael Matt


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Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis.
1 posted on 09/26/2004 4:54:51 PM PDT by bonaventura
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To: bonaventura; Akron Al; Alberta's Child; Andrew65; AniGrrl; Antoninus; apologia_pro_vita_sua; ...

Sad ping

May he rest in peace.


2 posted on 09/26/2004 4:59:02 PM PDT by Land of the Irish
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To: bonaventura

We must have been preparing to post this at the same time. I posted it, but there was a HTML problem, so I posted it again, but after you had, so it's on here 3 times.


3 posted on 09/26/2004 5:03:40 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: Land of the Irish; ultima ratio; pascendi; nickcarraway; Maximilian; Pyro7480; NWU Army ROTC; ...

Sad news.


4 posted on 09/26/2004 5:07:12 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (lex orandi, lex credendi)
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; american colleen; ...
I saw someone on another thread mention that Michael Davies had died, and I saw it mentioned on this website that he died at 9:20 pm (I assume the local time wherever he was). We should pray for the repose of his soul. R.I.P., Michael Davies.
5 posted on 09/26/2004 5:09:58 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; Pyro7480

Sad indeed, for us. I suspect many a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of his soul, and rightly so.

Is there anyone that can post the propers for the traditional requiem mass? I tried to post it, but the format wouldn't work out.

Here is a link to one:

http://www.sspx.co.uk/propers/departed/dayofburial.htm


6 posted on 09/26/2004 5:12:53 PM PDT by bonaventura
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To: bonaventura

Not being a RC, who was this guy?


7 posted on 09/26/2004 5:13:29 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: bonaventura

I will claim ignorance, but I am not aware of who Mr. Davies is. Can you enlighten me?


8 posted on 09/26/2004 5:13:57 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: bonaventura; Land of the Irish

I don't think I could get the format either. Maybe Irish can.


9 posted on 09/26/2004 5:20:38 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (lex orandi, lex credendi)
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To: NWU Army ROTC

Mr. Davies is the former President of the Una Voce Federation, and one of the foremost scholars associated with promotion of traditional Catholicism.

He was a first and foremost a historian, writing extensively about the Catholic Church in England during the protestant revolution, and much about the Catholic Church in the face of the current revolution and crisis.

Nothing I could write about him could do him any justice. I saw him speak during his battle with cancer (which he described as a "minor health condition", so as not to have those in the crowd feeling sorry for him), and the man was simply amazing. He will be missed.


10 posted on 09/26/2004 5:23:19 PM PDT by bonaventura
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To: NWU Army ROTC; connectthedots
Here's a biography I found in Latin Mass magazine:

Michael Davies was president of Una Voce International (an international federation of associations, founded in 1966 in Rome, that now includes national associations in 17 nations on every continent. It is dedicated to ensuring that the Roman Mass codified by St. Pius V is maintained as one of the forms of eucharistic worship which are honored in universal liturgical life, and to restoring the use of Latin, Gregorian Chant, and sacred polyphony in Catholic liturgy.), and is the author of many books on Catholic history and liturgy.

11 posted on 09/26/2004 5:26:12 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: bonaventura

A brilliant man who will be sorely missed. R.I.P.


12 posted on 09/26/2004 5:31:14 PM PDT by B Knotts ("John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.")
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To: bonaventura; Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; ...
I don't want to be a stickler over Latin, but I think you posted the plural form of the prayer (but its good to pray for all the souls of the faithful departed, so it's not really a mistake). ;-) See below for the form Una Voce uses in their press release.

Michael Davies, R.I.P.

It is with deep sorrow that I have to inform everyone of the death of Mr. Michael Davies, the President d'Honneur of the International Una Voce Federation. Michael suffered a heart attack at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday 25th September and died instantly.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat ei.

Michael's family will be keeping me informed and I will send out information as I receive it. They have also asked that for the moment no one contacts the family direct until arrangements have been made. Should anyone require any specific information please contact me via email on argentum@euphony.net

Leo Darroch, Secretary, International Federation Una Voce.

Posted 26 Sept 2004

13 posted on 09/26/2004 5:31:50 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: Blessed Charlemagne
May he rest in peace.

On Saturday, September 25, the great Michael Davies died. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Mr. Davies was taken, perhaps mercifully by the Divine Judge, of a massive heart attack.

Having read many of Mr. Davies' works, having heard him speak, and now having met him, I am struck by his humility and the objectivity with which he approaches any subject.

B.C., I presume this is even sadder news to you, having met the man. I am sorry.
14 posted on 09/26/2004 5:34:00 PM PDT by GirlShortstop ( O sublime humility! That the Lord... should humble Himself like this... )
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; bonaventura

It seems that FR doesn't support that version of HTML. I tried formatting it too, but it won't line up into neat columns.


15 posted on 09/26/2004 5:37:46 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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May all of the Saints in Heaven greet him as he enters. Truly Tradition has lost a giant today. R.I.P.


16 posted on 09/26/2004 5:39:52 PM PDT by narses (If you want ON or OFF my Catholic Ping List email me. +)
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To: bonaventura

Missa pro defunctis

Requiem | Dies irae | Rex tremendae | Recordare | Ingemisco | Lacrymosa
Offertorium | Sanctus | Agnus Dei | Lux aeterna | Libera me

 

 

Requiem    (see more about the hymn)
              
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; 
et lux perpetuam luceat eis. 
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion, 
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem. 
Exaudi orationem meam; 
ad te omnis caro veniet.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; 
et lux perpetuam luceat eis. 
Kyrie eleison. 
Christe eleison.
Rest eternal grant them, O Lord; 
and let light perpetual shine upon them. 
A hymn befits Thee, O God, in Zion; 
and to Thee shall be paid a vow in Jerusalem. 
Hear my prayer, 
to Thee all flesh shall come.

Rest eternal grant them, O Lord; 
and let light perpetual shine upon them. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, have mercy upon us.
                 
Dies irae    (see more about the hymn)
          

Dies irae, dies illa 
solvet saeclum in favilla, 
teste David cum Sibylla. 

Quantus tremor est futurus, 
quando iudex est venturus, 
cuncta stricte discussurus? 

Tuba mirum spargens sonum, 
per sepulchra regionum, 
coget omnes ante thronum. 

Mors stupebit et natura, 
cum resurget creatura, 
iudicanti responsura. 

Liber scriptus proferetur 
in quo totum continetur, 
unde mundus iudicetur. 

Iudex ergo cum sedebit, 
quidquid latet, apparebit; 
nil inultum remanebit. 

Mors stupebit et natura, 
cum resurget creatura, 
iudicanti responsura. 

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? 
Quem patronum rogaturus, 
cum vix iustus sit securus? 

Rex tremendae maiestatis, 
qui salvandos salvas gratis, 
salva me, fons pietatis. 

Recordare, Iesu pie, 
quod sum causa tuae viae: 
ne me perdas illa die. 

Quarens me, sedisti lassus: 
redemisti crucem passus: 
tantus lagor non sit cassus. 

Iuste Iudex ultionis, 
donum fac remissionis 
ante diem rationis. 

Ingemisco tamquam reus: 
culpa rubet vultus meus: 
supplicanti parce, Deus. 

Qui Mariam absolvisti, 
et latronem exaudisti, 
mihi quoque spem dedisti. 

Preces meae non sunt dignae: 
sed tu bonus fac benigne, 
ne perenni cremer igne. 

Inter oves locum praesta, 
et ab haedis me sequestra, 
statuens in parte dextra. 

Lacrymosa dies illa 
qua resurget ex favilla 
iudicantus homo reus. 

Confutatis maledictis, 
flammis acribus addictis: 
voca me cum benedictis. 

Lacrymosa dies illa 
qua resurget ex favilla 
iudicantus homo reus. 
Huic ergo parce, Deus: 
Pie Iesu Domine, 
dona eis requiem. Amen.

A day of wrath; that day, 
it will dissolve the world into glowing ashes, 
as attested by David together with the Sibyl. 

What trembling will there be, 
when the Judge shall come 
to examine everything in strict justice. 

The trumpet's wondrous call sounding abroad 
in tombs throughout the world 
shall drive everybody forward to the throne. 

Death and nature shall stand amazed 
when creation rises again 
to give answer to its Judge. 

A written book will be brought forth 
in which everythin is contained 
from which the world shall be judged. 

So when the Judge is seated, 
whatever is hidden will be made known: 
nothing shall go unpunished. 

Death and nature shall stand amazed 
when creation rises again 
to give answer to its Judge. 

What shall I, wretch, say at that time? 
What advocate shall I entreat (to plead for me) 
when scarcaly the righteous shal be safe from damnation? 

King of awesome majesty, 
who to grants salvation to those that are to be saved, 
save me, o fount of Pity. 

Remember, dear Jesus, 
that I am the reason for Thy journey (into this world): 
do not cast me away on that day. 

Seeking me, Thou didst sit down weary, 
Thou didst redeem me, suffering the death on the Cross: 
let not such toil have been in vain. 

Just Judge of vengeance, 
grant me the gift of pardon 
before the day of reckoning. 

I groan like one condemned: 
my face blushes for my sins: 
spare a supplicant, o God. 

Thou who didst absolve Mary (Magdalen), 
and heard the robber, 
hast given me hope as well. 

My prayers are not worthy: 
but Thou, of Thy goodness, deal generously (with me), 
that I burn not in the everlasting flame.

Give me a place among the sheep, 
and separate me from the goats, 
setting me on Thy right hand. 

That day will be one of weeping 
on which shall rise again from the embers 
the guilty man, to be judged. 

When the accursed have been confounded 
and sentenced to acrid flames, 
call me along with the blessed. 

That day will be one of weeping 
on which shall rise again from the embers 
the guilty man, to be judged. 
Therefore spare him, O God. 
Merciful Lord Jesus, 
grant them rest. Amen.

             
Offertorium
        
Domine Iesu Christe, Rex gloriae, libera 
animas omnium fidelium defunctorum de 
poenis infernis et de profundu lacu: 
libera eas de ore leonis; ne absorbeat eas 
tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum. Sed signifer 
sanctus Michael repraesentet eas in lucem 
sanctam. Quam olim Abrahae promisisti Abrahae 
et semini eius. 

Hostias et preces tibi, Domine, laudis 
offerimus: tu suscipe pro animabus illis, 
quarum hodie memoriam facimus. 
Fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam.
O Lord Jesus Christ, King of Glory, delive 
the souls of all the faithful departed from 
the pains of hell and from the bottomless pit: 
save them from the lion's jaws, that hell may not 
engulf them, that they may not fall into darkness, but 
let Saint Michael the standard-bearer lead them into 
the holy light which Thou of old didst promise Abraham 
and to his seed. 

Sacrifices and prayers of praise to Thee, O Lord, 
we offer: do Thou receive them on behalf of those souls 
whom this day we commemorate. 
Allow them, O Lord, to pass from death unto life.
               
Sanctus
             
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, 
Domine Deus Sabaoth, 
pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. 
Hosanna in excelsis. 

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domine. 
Hosanna in excelsis.
Holy, holy, holy, 
Lord God of Sabaoth, 
heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. 
Hosanna in the highest. 

Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest.
           
Agnus Dei
             
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: 
dona eis requiem. 

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: 
dona eis requiem.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: 
grant them rest. 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: 
grant them rest.
             
Lux aeterna
           
Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis 
tuis in aeternam: quia pius es. 

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; 
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Let eternal light shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy saints 
forever, for Thou art merciful. 

Rest eternal grant them, O Lord; 
and let light perpetual shine upon them.
       
Libera me
      

Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna in die 
illa tremenda, quando caeli movendi sunt et terra; 
dum veneris iudicare saeclum per ignem. 

Tremens factus sum ego, et timeo, dum discussio 
venerit atque ventura ira. 

Dies irae, dies illa, calamitatis et miseriae, 
dies magna et amara valde. 

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; 
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Deliver me, O Lord, from everlasting death on that 
dread day, when the heavens and earth shall quake; 
when Thou shalt come to judge the world by fire. 

I am seized with trembling and I am afraid, until the day 
of reckoning shall arrive and the wrath to come. 

That day, a day of wrath, calamity and misery, 
the great day and most bitter. 

Rest eternal grant them, O Lord; 
and let light perpetual shine upon them.


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21 posted on 09/26/2004 5:52:17 PM PDT by narses (If you want ON or OFF my Catholic Ping List email me. +)
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To: bonaventura; All

We can't seem to get the entire proper for the Requiem posted, but here is the Dies Irae:

Dies irae, dies illa, Solvet saeclum in favilla, Teste David cum Sibylla.

Quando tremor est futurus, Quando judex est venturus, Cuncta stricte discussurus.

Tuba mirum spargens sonum Per sepulcra regionum, Coget omnes ante thronum.

Mors stupebit, et natura, Cum resurget creatura, Judicanti responsura.

Liber scriptus proferetur, In quo totum continetur, Unde mundus judicetur.

Judex ergo cum sedebit, Quidquid latet, apparebit; Nil inultum remanebit.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus, Cum vix justus sit securus?

Rex tremendae majestatis, Qui salvandos salvas gratis, Salva me, fons pietatis.

Recordare, Jesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae; Ne me perdas illa die.

Quaerens me, sedisti lassus; Redemisti crucem passus; Tantus labor non sit casus.

Juste judex ultionis, Donum fac remissionis Ante diem rationis.

Ingemisco tamquam reus; Culpa rubet vultus meus; Supplicanti parce, Deus.

Qui Mariam absolvisti, Et latronem exaudisti, Mihi quoque spem dedisti.

Preces meae non sunt dignae; Sed tu bonus fac benigne, Ne perenni cremer igne.

Inter oves locum praesta, Et ab haedis me sequestra, Statuens in parte dextra.

Confutatis maledictis, Flammis acribus addictis, Voca me cum benedictis.

Oro supplex et acclinis, Cor contritum quasi cinis. Gere curam mei finis.

Lacrimosa dies illa, Qua resurget ex favilla Judicandus homo reus.

Huic ergo parce, Deus; Pie Jesu Domine, Dona eis requiem. Amen.

ENGLISH:

HE day of wrath, that dreadful day, Shall all the world in ashes lay, As David and the Sibyl say.

What tremor shall the soul affright, When comes that Judge whose searching light Brings thought and word and deed to light.

The last loud trumpet's spreading tone Shall through the place of tombs be blown, To summon all before the throne.

Death is struck, and nature quaking, All creation is awaking To its Judge an answer making.

The written book shall be outspread, And all that it contains be read, To try the living and the dead.

Then shall the Judge His throne attain, And every secret sin arraign, Till nothing unavenged remain.

What shall my guilty conscience plead, And who for me will intercede, When even saints forgiveness need?

King of tremendous majesty! Who savest whom Thou savest, free, Thou fount of pity, save Thou me.

Remember, Jesus Lord, I pray, For me Thou walked'st on life's way; Confound me not on this last day.

'Twas me Thy weary footsepts sought, My ransom on the Cross was bought, Let not such labour come to naught.

Just Judge of recompense, I pray, Cancel my debt, too great to pay, Before the last accounting day.

My groans a culprit's heart declare, My cheeks shame's burning livery wear, Spare me, O God, Thy suppliant spare!

As Thou didst Mary's sin efface, And take the thief to Thine embrace, So dost Thou give me hope of grace.

Though all unworthy be my cry, Give grace, O gracious Lord, or I Shall burn in fires that never die.

Grant me among Thy sheep to stand; From outcast goats my soul diband, And raise me to Thine own right hand.

When cursed foes are put to shame, And given o'er to biting flame, Ah! with Thy blessed call my name.

Prostrate, my contrite heart I rend; My God, my Father, and my Friend, Do not forsake me in the end.

O day of weeping, day of woe, When rising from his pyre below, The sinner to his Judge shall cry,

'Spare me, Thou mighty God on high!' Ah, gentle Jesu, Saviour blest, Grant to them all eternal rest!. Amen.


22 posted on 09/26/2004 5:56:26 PM PDT by bonaventura
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To: narses

sorry about that repeat. Glad to see you were able to get the whole thing on there though.


23 posted on 09/26/2004 5:58:23 PM PDT by bonaventura
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To: bonaventura

My pleasure. I think the Agnus is short one verse.


24 posted on 09/26/2004 5:59:43 PM PDT by narses (If you want ON or OFF my Catholic Ping List email me. +)
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To: bonaventura

In paradisum deducant eum angeli...


25 posted on 09/26/2004 6:03:01 PM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, TomasTorquemadaGentlemen'sClub)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; bonaventura
This is the best I could do:

Proper of the Mass of the Dead
On the Day of Death or On the Day of Burial

Introit (4 Esdras 2: 34, 35)

REQUIEM aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.  Ps 64: 2-3.  Te decet hymnus Deus in Sion; et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem: exaudi orationem meam, ad te omnis caro veniet.  Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.

ETERNAL rest give unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them.  Ps.  A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Sion; and a vow shall be paid to Thee in Jerusalem: hear my prayer; all flesh shall come to Thee.  Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Collect

DEUS, cui proprium est misereri semper et parcere, te supplices exoramus pro anima famuli tui (famulae tuae) N, quam hodie de hoc saeculo migrare jussisti: ut non tradas eam in manus inimici, neque obliviscaris in finem, set jubeas eam a sanctis Angelis suscipi, et ad patriam paradisi perduci; ut, quia in te speravit et credidit, non poenas inferni sustineat, sed gaudia aeterna possideat.  Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.

OGOD, Whose property is ever to have mercy and to spare, we humbly beseech Thee on behalf of the soul of Thy servant N, whom Thou has this day called out of this world, that Thou wouldst not deliver him (her) into the hands of the enemy, nor forget him (her) for ever, but command that he (she) be taken up by Thy holy angels and borne to our home in paradise, that having put his (her) hope and trust in Thee, he (she) may not undergo the pains of hell, but may come to the possession of eternal joys.  Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end.

Epistle (1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18)

LECTIO Epistolae beati Pauli Apostoli ad Thessalonicenses.  Fratres: Nolumus vos ignorare de dormientibus, ut non contristemini sicut et ceteri, qui spem non habent.  Si enim credimus quod Jesus mortuus est, et resurrexit: ita et Deus eos, qui dormierunt per Jesum, adducet cum eo.  Hoc enim vobis dicimus in verbo Domini, quia nos, qui vivimus, qui residui sumus in adventum Domini, non praeveniemus eos, qui dormierunt.  Quoniam ipse Dominus in jussu, et in voce Archangeli, et in tuba Dei descendet de coelo: et mortui, qui in Christo sunt, resurgent primi. Deinde nos, qui vivimus, qui relenquimur, simul rapiemur cum illis in nubibus obviam Christo in aera, et sic semper cum Domino erimus.  Itaque consolamini invicem in verbis istis.

LESSON from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians.  Brethren:  We will not have you ignorant concerning them that are asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them who have slept through Jesus will God bring with Him.  For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have slept.  For the Lord Himself shall come down from heaven, with commandments, and with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead who are in Christ shall rise first.  Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air, and so shall we be always with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort ye one another with these words.

Gradual (4 Esdras 2: 34, 35)

REQUIEM aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.  Ps 111: 7.   In memoria aeterna erit justus; ab auditione mala non timebit.

ETERNAL rest give to them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them.  Ps.  The just shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear the evil hearing.

Tract

ABSOLVE, Domine, animas omnium fidelium defunctorum ab omni vinculo delictorum:  V.  Et gratia tua illis succurrente, mereantur evadere judicium ultionis:  V.  Et lucis aeternae beatitudine perfrui.

ABSOLVE, O Lord, the souls of all the faithful departed from every bond of sin.  V.  And by the help of Thy grace may they be enabled to escape the avenging judgement.  V.  And enjoy the bliss of everlasting light.

Sequence

DIES irae, dies illa, Solvet saeclum in favilla, Teste David cum Sibylla.

Quando tremor est futurus, Quando judex est venturus, Cuncta stricte discussurus.

Tuba mirum spargens sonum Per sepulcra regionum, Coget omnes ante thronum.

Mors stupebit, et natura, Cum resurget creatura, Judicanti responsura.

Liber scriptus proferetur, In quo totum continetur, Unde mundus judicetur.

Judex ergo cum sedebit, Quidquid latet, apparebit; Nil inultum remanebit.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus, Cum vix justus sit securus?

Rex tremendae majestatis, Qui salvandos salvas gratis, Salva me, fons pietatis.

Recordare, Jesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae; Ne me perdas illa die.

Quaerens me, sedisti lassus; Redemisti crucem passus; Tantus labor non sit casus.

Juste judex ultionis, Donum fac remissionis Ante diem rationis.

Ingemisco tamquam reus; Culpa rubet vultus meus; Supplicanti parce, Deus.

Qui Mariam absolvisti, Et latronem exaudisti, Mihi quoque spem dedisti.

Preces meae non sunt dignae; Sed tu bonus fac benigne, Ne perenni cremer igne.

Inter oves locum praesta, Et ab haedis me sequestra, Statuens in parte dextra.

Confutatis maledictis, Flammis acribus addictis, Voca me cum benedictis.

Oro supplex et acclinis, Cor contritum quasi cinis. Gere curam mei finis.

Lacrimosa dies illa, Qua resurget ex favilla Judicandus homo reus.

Huic ergo parce, Deus; Pie Jesu Domine, Dona eis requiem. Amen.

THE day of wrath, that dreadful day, Shall all the world in ashes lay, As David and the Sibyl say.

What tremor shall the soul affright, When comes that Judge whose searching light Brings thought and word and deed to light.

The last loud trumpet's spreading tone Shall through the place of tombs be blown, To summon all before the throne.

Death is struck, and nature quaking, All creation is awaking To its Judge an answer making.

The written book shall be outspread, And all that it contains be read, To try the living and the dead.

Then shall the Judge His throne attain, And every secret sin arraign, Till nothing unavenged remain.

What shall my guilty conscience plead, And who for me will intercede, When even saints forgiveness need?

King of tremendous majesty! Who savest whom Thou savest, free, Thou fount of pity, save Thou me.

Remember, Jesus Lord, I pray, For me Thou walked'st on life's way; Confound me not on this last day.

'Twas me Thy weary footsepts sought, My ransom on the Cross was bought, Let not such labour come to naught.

Just Judge of recompense, I pray, Cancel my debt, too great to pay, Before the last accounting day.

My groans a culprit's heart declare, My cheeks shame's burning livery wear, Spare me, O God, Thy suppliant spare!

As Thou didst Mary's sin efface, And take the thief to Thine embrace, So dost Thou give me hope of grace.

Though all unworthy be my cry, Give grace, O gracious Lord, or I Shall burn in fires that never die.

Grant me among Thy sheep to stand; From outcast goats my soul diband, And raise me to Thine own right hand.

When cursed foes are put to shame, And given o'er to biting flame, Ah! with Thy blessed call my name.

Prostrate, my contrite heart I rend; My God, my Father, and my Friend, Do not forsake me in the end.

O day of weeping, day of woe, When rising from his pyre below, The sinner to his Judge shall cry,

'Spare me, Thou mighty God on high!' Ah, gentle Jesu, Saviour blest, Grant to them all eternal rest!. Amen.

Gospel (John 11: 21-27)

SEQUENTIA sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem.  In illo tempore: Dixit Martha ad Jesum: Domine, si fuisses hic, frater meus non fuisset mortuus: set et nunc scio quia quaecumque poposceris a Deo, dabit tibi Deus.  Dicit illi Jesus: Resurget frater tuus.  Dicit ei Martha: Scio quia resurget in resurrectione in novissimo die.  Dixit ei Jesus: Ego sum resurrectio, et vita: qui credit in me, etiam si mortuus fuerit, vivet: et omnis, qui Vivit, et credit in me, non morietur in aeternum.  Credis hoc?  Ait illi: Utique Domine, ego credidi, quia tu es Christus Filius Dei vivi, qui in hunc mundum venisti.

CONTINUATION of the holy Gospel according to Saint John.  At that time, Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died: but now also I know that whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give it Thee.  Jesus saith to her, thy brother shall rise again.  Martha saith to Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.  Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in Me although he be dead, shall live; and every one that liveth, and believeth in Me, shall not die forever.  Believest thou this?  She saith to Him, Yea, Lord, I have believed that Thou art Christ the Son of the living God, Who art come into this world.

Offertory

DOMINE Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae, libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum de poenis inferni, et de profundo lacu: libera eas de ore leonis, ne absorbeat eas tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum; sed signifer sanctus Michael repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam: Quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini ejus.  V.  Hostias et preces tibi, Domine, laudis offerimus: tu suscipe pro animabus illis, quarum hodie memoriam facimus: fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam. Quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini ejus.

OLORD Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the pains of hell and from the bottomless pit: deliver them from the lion's mouth, that hell swallow them not up, that they fall not into darkness, but let the standard-bearer holy Michael lead them into that holy light; which Thou didst promise of old to Abraham and to his seed.  V.  We offer to Thee, O Lord, sacrifices and prayers: do Thou receive them on behalf of those souls of whom we make memorial this day. Grant them, O Lord, to pass from death to that life; which Thou didst promise of old to Abraham and to his seed.

Secret

PROPITIARE quaesumus Domine animae famuli tui (famulae tuae) N, pro quia hostiam laudis tibi immorlamus, majestatem tuam suppliciter deprecantes: ut per haec piae placationis officia, pervenire mereatur ad requiem sempiternam.  Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.

BE merciful, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to the soul of Thy servant, N, for which we offer to Thee the sacrifice of praise, supplicating Thy majesty that, through these offices of pious propitiation it may be worthy to enter unto everlasting rest.  Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end.

The Preface for The Dead

The following Preface is said in all Masses for the Dead.

VERE dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper et ubique gratias agere: Domine Sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus, per Christum Dominum nostrum.  In quo nobis spes beatae resurrectionis effulsit: ut quos contristat certa moriendi conditio, eosdem consoletur futurae immortalitatis promissio.  Tuis enim fidelibus, Domine, vita mutatur, non tollitur: et dissoluta terrestris hujus incolatus domo, aeterna in coelis habitatio comparatur.  Et ideo cum Angelis et Archangelis, cum Thronis et Dominationibus, cumque omni militia coelestis exercitus, hymnum gloriae tuae canimus, sine fine dicentes: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus...

IT is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to Thee Holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God, through Christ our Lord: in Whom the hope of a blessed resurrection hath shone upon us: so that those who are saddened by the certainty of dying may be consoled by the promise of a future deathless life.  For to Thy faithful people, Lord, life is changed, not taken away; and when the home of this earthly sojourn is dissolved, an eternal dwelling is made ready in heaven.  And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing a hymn to Thy praise, evermore saying:  Holy, Holy, Holy...

Communion (4 Esdras 2: 35,34)

LUX aeterna luceat eis, Domine: Cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum: quia pius es.  V.  Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.  Cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum: quia pius es.

MAY light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy Saints for evermore, for Thou art gracious.  V.  Eternal rest give to them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them: With Thy Saints for evermore, for Thou art gracious.

Postcommunion

PRAESTA quaesumus omnipotens Deus: ut anima famuli tui (famulae tuae) N, quae hodie de hoc saeculo migravit, his sacrificiis purgata, et a peccatis expedita, indulgentiam pariter et requiem capiat sempiternam.  Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.

GRANT, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that the soul of Thy servant N, which hath today departed this life, may be purified by this sacrifice, and delivered from sins, may obtain alike pardon and everlasting rest.  Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end.

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26 posted on 09/26/2004 6:13:28 PM PDT by Land of the Irish
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To: bonaventura

Very sad news. I heard him speak at an independent chapel in the late 1980s. Very scholarly and very much a gentleman. He will definitely be missed by all tradition-minded Catholics.


27 posted on 09/26/2004 6:24:21 PM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman
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To: Land of the Irish

Thank you.


28 posted on 09/26/2004 6:30:56 PM PDT by narses (If you want ON or OFF my Catholic Ping List email me. +)
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To: bonaventura
There is some solace in knowing Mr. Davies no longer knows the frustration and sadness that vexed him in this life. I pray The Holy Trinity will reward him for not turning away from the challenges he could have othewise chosen to avoid.

With God's grace may each of us strive to do that much more to strengthen our Holy Mother Church. It seems to me this would be the commitment Michael Davies would be pleased to know we have accepted.

My sincere condolences to his immediate and extended family. T

29 posted on 09/26/2004 7:12:25 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: bonaventura

Surprised at how sad I've been feeling about this. I admired him greatly--for his modest temperament and his wisdom and his scholarly service to the traditional faith. He was one of Tradition's most heeded contemporary voices. A truly saintly man.


30 posted on 09/26/2004 7:15:17 PM PDT by ultima ratio
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To: Land of the Irish

Thank you for your Post # 26.


31 posted on 09/26/2004 7:17:15 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: bonaventura

We knew it was coming, but it's still a big blow to the traditionalist movement. RIP.


32 posted on 09/26/2004 8:16:21 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: Robert Drobot

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him. May he have eternal rest. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen.


33 posted on 09/26/2004 8:20:26 PM PDT by thor76 (Vade retro, Draco! Crux sacra sit mihi lux!)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; bonaventura; Land of the Irish; Pyro7480
I don't think I could get the format either.

It is because their Web site uses stylesheets to format the pages. If you look at the HTML source for the Mass propers, you will see in the head of the document the folowing:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../Proper.css">

The file "Proper.css" is the stylesheet they are using to format pages of the Web site that display Mass propers. So, when you see stuff like "id=" or "class=" in the document source, they are referencing definitions in the stylesheet.

Michael Davies, requiescat in pace.

34 posted on 09/26/2004 8:27:03 PM PDT by ELS
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To: bonaventura
"We have lost a friend and mentor, the traditional movement has lost its uncontested elder statesman, and the Church has lost one of her greatest defenders of all time."

I've enjoyed reading is articles and I know his leadership and power of example will be sorely missed by many. Oh God, in Your infinite mercy and love, may You grant his soul eternal rest and perpetual bliss.

35 posted on 09/26/2004 8:32:17 PM PDT by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the churches of God" Pope Urban II (c 1097 a.d.))
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To: thor76

Amen.


36 posted on 09/26/2004 8:33:56 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: bonaventura
Requiem Aeternam Dona Ei, Domine; et Lux Perpetua Luceat Ei.

A scholarly man who will be missed. Prayers for his family as well. IIRC, his wife and son translate many works between English/Croatian.

37 posted on 09/26/2004 8:35:49 PM PDT by TotusTuus
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To: bonaventura

Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord, Let Perpetual light shine upone him, and May he rest in peace. Amen.

A great warrior for the Faith.


38 posted on 09/27/2004 2:26:44 AM PDT by Smocker (13 years homeschooling and counting...)
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To: Land of the Irish

Requiem Aeternam Dona Ei, Domine; et Lux Perpetua Luceat Ei.

Very sad news indeed. I pray that God will raise up someone to step into his shoes - he will be sorely missed.


39 posted on 09/27/2004 2:39:01 AM PDT by Tantumergo
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To: bonaventura

The Catholic world has lost a prolific and inspiring writer - may he rest in peace.

Fidelium animae per misericordiam requiescant in pace.


40 posted on 09/27/2004 6:34:54 AM PDT by Fifthmark
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To: thor76

Amen.


41 posted on 09/27/2004 6:48:19 AM PDT by Stubborn (It is the Mass that matters)
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To: bonaventura

REQUIEM aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

ETERNAL rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


42 posted on 09/27/2004 7:49:21 AM PDT by Mark in the Old South
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To: All
Michael Davies- A Letter From London

". . .In recent years I have become concerned at the negative attitude of some traditional Catholics who seem more concerned with who and what we are against rather than what we are for. The martyr priests of England and Wales were not engaged in constant tirades against the Protestant establishment who had overthrown the Catholic Church in England and Wales and stripped it of its immediate assets. They preached the faith and they kept the faith. I am firmly of the belief that we all need heroes and heroines, and, in doing my best to put some of our greatest but least known before the traditionalist faithful, I will be putting what remains of my life to good use. . ."

The Death of Father Fortescue

A good number of friends have asked me how I reacted when I got the news of my illness. Did I feel that God had been a little hard on me? Quite the opposite. I gave Him thanks for what I consider the greatest blessing that He could have bestowed upon me. To be given an eighteen-month warning of the day that will decide my fate for all eternity is a great privilege, and when I received the news I gave thanks to God, and thought immediately of Father Adrian Fortescue, one of my very greatest heroes. Father Fortescue is certainly the greatest authority on the history of our traditional Roman Rite that the English-speaking world has ever known. I have combined his principal essays on the Roman Rite into my book The Wisdom of Adrian Fortescue.

Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) was a priest of unique and remarkable talents who truly merited the title of genius. He was probably the most outstanding scholar among the clergy of the English-speaking world in the first three decades of the last century. He could not only speak but also lecture in eleven languages, was an authority on the classics, an artist of considerable talent, the greatest calligrapher of his generation, a recognized authority on heraldry, a talented musician and composer, possessed an unrivalled knowledge of the Eastern Churches (his books on them still remain classics), and he is certainly the greatest authority on the Roman Rite that the English-speaking world has ever known.

I do not have the least hesitation in claiming that The Wisdom of Adrian Fortescue is the most valuable resource on the Roman Rite to be found in the English-speaking world. It has been the least popular of my books, and I would urge as many readers as possible to order it from The Remnant Bookstore. I have asked Michael to try to make you a special offer. Once again, I must absolve myself from any suspicion of an ego trip, because not one word of the essays has been written by me. They consist of pure Fortescue.

In the midst of life, this amazing scholar was unexpectedly and cruelly called away with much of his work unfinished. He’d reached his 49th year without any serious illness, felt pains in his stomach, and on 20 December 1922, Dr. Fiddian, his general practitioner, diagnosed the presence of cancer in his patient and sent him to a Harley Street specialist on the very next day.

His cancer was terminal and he could not last more than a few weeks. An operation would have left him a helpless cripple. In typical Fortescue manner, he returned calmly to his parish, celebrated all the Christmas Masses, did what he could to put his papers and the parish finances in order, felt sad at the books he was writing but could not finish, and preached a final sermon to his flock on 31st December— "Christ our Friend and Comforter."

In that sermon, he explained the meaning of the Nativity in profound but simple terms. I picked, he said, from all births, one birth for remembrance, and that’s not just the birth of a human child but the special visitation of God to Earth. This was the idea of the Epiphany— “Heaven had visited Earth," and this visitation is the foundation upon which the Christian religion rests. Everything in Heaven became incarnate in that birth and life. The Christian religion was not a system of difficult doctrines; all we had to do was love Christ and obey Him. We need not be great philosophers, nor worry ourselves with recondite facts; we have our gospels, and our Friend is portrayed in them. Everyone wants a friend, and Christ is the best of friends. One could not even be sure of one's own friends; they forget or go away; but, whatever happens, Christ will not leave us; He will keep us company even in sorrow and death. He will not take away all evil from our circumstance, or all trials from our path. These are the terms on which we are put into the world, and we do wrong to expect or claim security; no security exists for any mortal thing subject to the laws of nature. Christ's office is to comfort us through all, for He has been through all Himself. Our heaviest burden cannot be heavier than was His, nor our road harder than was His to His sacred feet. He had gone before us into all dark places, and will strengthen us in those we have to go through. The final outcome of all is good; no evil is infinite, for the world is not governed by an evil demon, but by a living God. Meanwhile the best road for us all is the road of duty, the acceptance of tasks and their brave performance, irrespective of the pain or joy they might bring us. In following this path we will have the comfort of our dear Friend who will sustain us in weariness, cold and hunger. We must say always: "He will never leave me." Each year we can think this thought: “Heaven has visited earth.”

That is all I have to say

Dr. Fortescue concluded his sermon with the words: "That is all I have to say." In view of his impending death, this was profoundly true in a sense that, probably, he did not intend. Despite his awe-inspiring erudition, the faith of this great priest had been basically a simple one, like that of such great saints as the Curé d'Ars or St. Pius X. It was based not on a set of abstract propositions but on a deep and personal relationship with Christ our Friend and Comforter. All that is necessary to save our souls is to love and obey Him, even when He asks us to follow Him along the path of suffering that His own sacred feet had taken for our salvation. That was all that he had to say, and what is there that he or any other preacher could have added to this simple message. Dr. Fortescue was now about to live in death what he had preached in life.

On 3 January 1923, Dr. Fortescue left Letchworth for Dollis Hill Hospital, where he died of cancer on 11 February. Before leaving his parish of St. Hugh for what he knew would be the last time in his life, to took the train for London, he bade his little church a lone and final farewell, and was seen kissing silently the altar-stone upon which he had so often offered that holy sacrifice about which he had written so profoundly.

It came as no surprise to his congregation, who prayed for him unceasingly, to learn from those who were with him in his last illness that his mind dwelt constantly during those weeks of agony on the sufferings of Our Lord, and that he many times refused morphine in his determination to persevere along the "royal road of pain"— one of the expressions he had used each year in his little church at Letchworth during his Lenten sermons on the Passion, which had held the congregation spellbound. To preach upon the "royal road" is one thing, to walk upon it is another. This great priest died on 11 February 1923, at the age of forty-nine… with the name of Jesus on his lips.

I have mentioned friends asking whether I felt that that God had been a little hard on me. Father Fortescue has given us the answer:

"He will keep us company even in sorrow and death. He will not take away all evil from our circumstance, or all trials from our path. These are the terms on which we are put into the world, and we do wrong to expect or claim security; no security exists for any mortal thing subject to the laws of nature. Christ's office is to comfort us through all, for He has been through all Himself."

The very idea that God could be hard on us, let alone too hard on us, is blasphemous, and, in this case, I repeat, I give Him thanks for what I consider the greatest blessing that He could have bestowed upon me, eighteen months or more to sort out my priorities.

43 posted on 09/27/2004 8:04:47 AM PDT by bonaventura
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". . .In recent years I have become concerned at the negative attitude of some traditional Catholics who seem more concerned with who and what we are against rather than what we are for. The martyr priests of England and Wales were not engaged in constant tirades against the Protestant establishment who had overthrown the Catholic Church in England and Wales and stripped it of its immediate assets. They preached the faith and they kept the faith.

I think this is splendid point that Mr. Davies makes here. We are for the faith of our Fathers!

44 posted on 09/27/2004 8:15:10 AM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: FrankWild
His two-tape conversation with Ann Muggeridge is a classic which I listen to twice a year for both enjoyment and to gain a better understanding of the Church.

Where do you get that?

47 posted on 09/27/2004 10:11:16 AM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: FrankWild

May he rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
What a Catholic he was!
We will miss him greatly.


49 posted on 09/27/2004 11:15:16 AM PDT by charliemarlow
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To: bonaventura
A true hero of the faith.

A brilliant light has gone out in this world.

50 posted on 09/27/2004 1:00:23 PM PDT by Dajjal ("I wish they had a delete button on LexisNexis." -- John F'n Kerry 6/1/03)
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