Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 26: Mass of St. Stephen Protomartyr

Carlo Crivelli (c. 1435 – c. 1495)
Saint Stephen with three stones and the martyrs' palm.



Thursday, December 26, 10:00 (AM)

SUNG TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS

for the Feast of St. Stephen Protomartyr

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Gregory Eichman, F.S.S.P.



Please come and join us on St. Stephen's Day (December 26), at 10 in the morning, at St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove. Fr. Eichman will celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and the brothers will serve at the altar and sing Gregorian chants for the ordinary and propers. A very Happy Christmas to all our friends and benefactors!

Advent Reflections - The Fourth Week of Advent: Come, Lord Jesus

The Concert of Angels [detail] ~ 1534-1536
Fresco by Gaudenzio Ferrari

Continuation from the 2006 EWTN program series... 

The Fourth Week of Advent: Come, Lord Jesus 
Host - Fr. Ronald Creighton-Jobe, Cong. Orat. (Father Prefect of the Brothers)

Listen here: Link to EWTN mp3 program (please excuse the intermittent gaps of silence in the original programming to allow for commercial spots)

Fr. Creighton-Jobe describes the redemption Christ came to bring to his people on Earth as the unbounded action of a personal God who created human beings out of love and for love. The glory of God is man “fully alive,” that is, acting on his capacity to respond, giving a fitting return to God’s love.

Images of Vespers of Gaudete Sunday 2013

Advent Reflections - The Third Week of Advent: Mary, the Mother of God

Sandro Botticelli
Madonna of the Magnificat, c. 1481

Continuation from the 2006 EWTN program series... 

The Third Week of Advent: Mary, the Mother of God 
Host - Fr. Ronald Creighton-Jobe, Cong. Orat. (Father Prefect of the Brothers)

Listen here: Link to EWTN mp3 program (please excuse the intermittent gaps of silence in the original programming to allow for commercial spots)

Fr. Creighton-Jobe singles out the Mother of Jesus as a disciple of Christ who led a contemplative life, pondering her Son’s actions for their redemptive meaning for all humanity. Mary gives praise to God as the author of salvation and the source of all grace. She exemplifies Christ’s way of service as the means of gaining grace for all.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Advent Reflections - The Second Week of Advent: The Baptist Announces the Christ


Continuation from the 2006 EWTN program series... 

The Second Week of Advent: The Baptist Announces the Christ 
Host - Fr. Ronald Creighton-Jobe, Cong. Orat. (Father Prefect of the Brothers)

Listen here: Link to EWTN mp3 program (please excuse the intermittent gaps of silence in the original programming to allow for commercial spots)

Fr. Creighton-Jobe speaks of the longing of the Hebrew people for the fulfillment of redemption only the Messiah could bring. John the Baptist, last of the Old Testament prophets, declares the way to restore the relationship of friendship with God is by repentance and baptism. Christ then assimilates John’s work into his own, allowing people to share in his divine life.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 15: Vespers of the 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)

Giotto di Bondone (b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
The Visitation

Sunday, December 15, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of the 3rd Sunday of Advent
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana




4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Join us at St. Vincent de Paul church to celebrate  Vespers of Gaudete Sunday in Gregorian chant! The 3rd Sunday of Advent is thus named after the first word in the Epistle's reading, where St. Paul recommends we should Rejoice in the Lord always. Advent is an intense liturgical season of joyful  penance and preparation not only to celebrate Christmas, the birth in the flesh of the eternal Word of God, but also to look forward to His second coming at the end of times. The more festive character of Gaudete Sunday  is made visible by the celebrant wearing rose vestments, instead of purple.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Advent reflections - The First Week of Advent: The Light of Christ

From 2006 EWTN program series

The First Week of Advent: The Light of Christ: listen here
Host - Fr. Ronald Creighton-Jobe, Cong. Orat. (Father Prefect of the Brothers)

Fr. Creighton-Jobe describes the coming of Christ in history in terms of a light of revelation, hope to a people set apart as God’s own. The Oratorian priest recalls God’s timely provision for his people’s greatest needs in the Old Testament as signs of hope completely fulfilled in Christ the Messiah.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday, Nov. 17: Vespers of the VI Sunday after the Epiphany (Resumed)

Jan Luyken (1649-1712), The Parable of the Leaven
Sunday, November 17, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of the 6th Sunday after the Epiphany (Resumed)
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana




4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Join us at St. Vincent de Paul church to celebrate  Vespers in Gregorian chant. As the liturgical year approaches its end, the Gospel is focused on parables related to agriculture and domestic life as representations of the Kingdom of God. Then Cardinal Ratzinger interpreted the parable of the leaven that raises the dough in the following way: [..] the Christians were small communities dispersed throughout the world, insignificant according to the secular criteria. In reality, they were the leaven that penetrates the meal from within and they carried within themselves the future of the world.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Same Saint: A Concert of Roman and Franciscan Chant for the Feast of St. Didacus of Alcala, Confessor.




 
 







Concert for St. Didacus at the San Diego Museum of Art

Chorus Breviarii including several of the Brothers presented a concert of Gregorian Chant propers from the mass and office of St. Didacus of Alcala, patron saint and namesake of the City of San Diego, coinciding with the saint's feast day on November 13.  The concert took place in The Hibben Gallery, in the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park on November 10.

A copy of the program can be downloaded at the following link.

The audio of the program is available below:


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November 13: Mass for St. Didacus, the Patron Saint of Our City

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664):
St. Didacus of Alcalá

Wednesday, November  13, 19:00 (7 P.M.)
 Sung Traditional Latin Mass
for the Feast of St. Didacus of Alcalá
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Burt J. Boudoin
990 Saturn Blvd, San Diego, CA 92154

America's finest city is named after a XV century Franciscan lay-brother, Didacus  (Diego in Spanish) of Alcalá, who was known during his life time for his great love for the sick and the poor and for several miracles, which continued also after his death.  Come to St. Charles in Imperial Beach to attend a sung Traditional Latin Mass for the feast of our patron saint. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

After 1st Vespers of All Saints 2013

A group shot after Vespers at Our Lady of the Rosary

Saturday, November 2: Requiem for All Souls

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Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): Purgatory

Saturday, November  2, 12:00 (Noon)
 Sung Traditional Requiem Mass
for the Feast All Souls
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Burt J. Boudoin

We have come to that time of the year when we are called to remember and pray for those who have fallen asleep. Come to St. Charles Parish in Imperial Beach, where Fr. Burt Boudoin will offer the Traditional Latin Mass in Latin to commemorate all the faithful departed.  The Brothers of the Little Oratory and Chorus Breviarii will sing the hauntingly beautiful  ordinary and propers  of the Requiem and serve at the altar.   All are welcome!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Our Antimension

As we explain in this movie, we made an antimension for the priests who celebrate Holy Mass for us. The antimension is used instead of an altar stone, where the relics of saints have been placed. In our antimension we have the relics of St. Cornelius Pope and St. George. The beautiful story of St. Geroge is found in the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine.  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.





Sanctus Cornelius
St. Cornelius Pope and Martyr
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St. George Martyr
The reliquaries in our antimension
Seals behind the reliquaries

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thursday, October 31: First Vespers of All Saints

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Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): All Saints

Thursday, October  31, 19:30 (7:30 PM)
 First Vespers of All Saints
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Joseph M. Tabigue, C.R.S.P.

We invite you to attend the solemn celebration of All Hallows' Eve at  Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, the jewel of Little Italy. The office of First Vespers of All Saints according to the ancient Roman Rite will be sung liturgically in Latin, using Gregorian chant. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October 20: Vespers of the XXII Sunday after Pentecost

Titian (1490-1576), The Tribute Money
Sunday, October 20, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of the 22th Sunday after Pentecost
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana




4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Join us at St. Vincent de Paul church to celebrate  Vespers in Gregorian chant! We are striving to make this a monthly appointment for all the lovers of traditional Catholic liturgy and all those who appreciate the calm and reflective atmosphere of Gregorian chant.