Thursday, October 25, 2007

Reclaim All Hallows' Eve for Christ!





It has become a tradition for us of Chorus Breviarii to celebrate first Vespers of All Saints: this will be the fourth year! For the first time it will be at Our Lady of the Rosary, the jewel of Little Italy, in downtown San Diego. Time: 19:00 or 7:00 P.M.
Hallowe'en is not an innocent play time for children any more. Therefore we want to bring it back to Christ. It will be a good opportunity to pray, when so many people in our county are suffering because of the fires.

Fr. Joseph Tabigue, C.R.S.P., will be Hebdomadary. Parking advisory: arrive early because due to the number of parish events there is no parking available in the church lot. You have to park on the street. Even better: take the trolley.
Prizes will be awarded to the best children's saint's costume!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Another Vespers Went By

Unfortunately we could not find a priest and therefore we did not have Benediction. Moreover Hebdomadary arrived late because of his job, which kept him busy at another event elsewhere in the Diocese. So we did laymen's Vespers and I think it went well. Now we are looking forward to Vespers of All Hallows' Eve at Our Lady of the Rosary!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Vespers This Coming Sunday, Oct. 21st

Vespers with Benediction is confirmed for this coming Sunday, October 21st, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1638 Polk Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103, at 4:30 P.M. (16:30).

You may want to use
Google Map to obtain directions. If you take pictures, please email them to us (bedwere at yahoo dot com) and we'll post them on the blog.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

How Many Oratorians Does It Take To Change a Lightbulb?

Priest, deacon and cleric (dressed as subdeacon) with assistant priest in cope and acolytes and thurifer, with choir and other ministers, assemble at the foot of a step ladder. The priest sotto voce says:
Priest: Fratres, renovemus. Brethren, let us change.
Ministers: Sancte Pater, cur renovemus? Holy Father, why should we change?
Having reverenced the step ladder all depart, with lighted candles, singing Lux Aeterna accompanied by musicians on period instruments.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Schedule Updates: October 21st and November 4th

Please notice that Sunday Vespers of October 21st will be at 16:30 (4:30 P.M.) and not at 15:00 (3:00 P.M.) as previously announced. The venue remains

1638 Polk Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Another schedule update: Vespers of Sunday, November 4th have been postponed to 15:30 (3:30 P.M.). The venue remains


Thursday, October 4, 2007

Brothers in Arms

A message from Frater Ron, who is in the Army Reserve:


Greetings from Fr. Leonard Wood! Some of the skills and adventures I've had so far are: Trained to shoot on an M16 A2 rifle; learned how to administer an IV, suffered in a CS (Tear gas) chamber, hiked a 2km, 7km, and 8km road march bearing 50 lbs of gear and equipment, ran several obstacle courses, repelled from a 3 story (45') structure, killed a bunch of rubber manequinns with my bayonet, and TKO'ed a guy from another platoon in Pugi Sticks (ask Bill Parker about this). And Basic Training is only half way through. Boy, am I sore.

In St. Philip,
Ron S. Clemente
A left front view of the XM1 Abrams tank, which replaced the M60 series, during a demonstration on the test range in 1979.

Monday, October 1, 2007

In memoria aeterna erit justus

On November 17 Chorus Breviarii will serve for a Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass celebrated for the repose of the soul of Fr. Sir Hugh Barrett-Lennard, Cong. Orat. Lond. (1917-2007). The official obituary of the Brompton Oratory can be found here.
However, I found that the obituary published on the Daily Telegraph better captures the strong Philippine charisma of this remarkable priest. May Fr. Hugh rest in peace.
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