Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 31: Vespers of Christ the King

Sunday, October 31, 17:30 (5:30 P.M.)
Vespers of Christ the King
with Commemoration of All Saints
Hebdomadary: Rev. Carl N. Gismondi, Jr., F.S.S.P.

This year Vespers of Christ the King supersede First Vespers of All Saints, which retain a commemoration. Bring your Sunday to a peaceful conclusion by joining the Brothers of the Little Oratory and Chorus Breviarii, who have been invited to St. Anne church to sing the traditional Vespers service in Gregorian chant. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photos of Requiem Mass for Fr. Day

Although yesterday Fratellino couldn't be there to direct us, I think that we menaged to commend Fr. Day's soul to God in a reverent and graceful way.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010: Requiem Mass for the Rev. Fr. Dudley Day, O.S.A.

Rev. L. Dudley Day, O.S.A., died October 3, 2009

Saturday, October 23, 10:00
Sung Traditional Requiem Mass
for the repose of the soul of the

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Harry Neely, O.S.A.
St. Augustine Monastery Chapel

Donations will benefit St. Augustine Monastery

This Saturday a Latin Requiem Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite will be sung for the benefit of the recently deceased Fr. Dudley Day, O.S.A.
Come to St. Augustine's chapel and hear the hauntingly beautiful Gregorian chants of the traditional Requiem, a pinnacle of Western civilization, expressing a whole array of human emotions in front of death: grief, hope, fear, and peace

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Brother's October Mass for Bl. John Henry Newman, Confessor

The October Mass for the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego was held on Saturday 9 October at St. Augustine's Monastery Chapel, in honor of Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman. The mass was celebrated in the Extradordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the form solely familiar to Bl. Newman, and to which he dedicated so much love and care. Music provided by the assembled Brothers included the hymn "Lead Kindly Light," harmonized for four male voices; the propers of the mass were Os justi" taken from the Common of a Confessor not a Bishop; and the ordinary was Mass VI from the Gregorian kyriale. Following the Last Gospel, Fr. Harry Neely O.S.A. intoned the Salve Regina, as is customary at masses in England, and pronounced the collect. Lastly, Bl. Cardinal Newman's great hymn "Praise to the Holiest" comprised the recessional, sung to the tune by Sir Richard Runciman Terry, first director of the Westminster Cathedral Choir in London.

This was the Brothers' first "Newman Mass" celebrated following the venerabile's Beatification, held at Birmingham during the recent visit of the Holy Father to Britain. Recently shrines to Bl. Newman have been formally erected at the Birmingham, London, and Oxford Oratories. The Brothers hope to make some contribution to the cost of the shrine at London, through fundraising to be undertaken during the coming year.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 10:00: Mass in Honor of Bl. John Henry Newman.

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(John Henry Newman, by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt)

Saturday, October 9, 10:00
Votive Mass in the Extraordinary Form

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Harry Neely, O.S.A.

Donations will benefit St. Augustine Monastery

Come and join us this Saturday to honor the newly beatified John Card. Newman, the great Victorian theologian and founder of the Oratory in England. The Mass Os Justi, will be sung in Gregorian chant in the meditation-inducing atmosphere of St. Augustine Monastery chapel. This event is free, but donation will benefit St. Augustine Monastery.