19 October 2009

The Solemnity of S Frideswide

When I was an undergraduate, today, the Festival of the Patron Saint of the City, University, and Diocese of Oxford used to be observed with a Pontifical High Mass sung in the Cathedral by the Diocesan. Those, of course, were the Catholic glory days of the diocese; Bishop Kirk was no longer bishop but Bishop Carpenter, who ordained me to the Diaconate and the Sacred Priesthood, was a more than adequate substitute. Quorum animabus propitietur Deus.

Fuimus, et fuit Troia.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vergil still rings. Arma virumque cano!

William Tighe said...

"Animabus," surely?

Sir Watkin said...

A Jungian slip??

Antonio said...

Completely off topic, but perhaps you'd like to know.
This is from the Vatican "Bolletino":

Si informano i giornalisti accreditati che domani, marted√¨ 20 ottobre 2009, alle ore 11.00, nell’Aula Giovanni Paolo II della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, si terr√† un briefing su un tema attinente ai rapporti con gli Anglicani, cui parteciperanno l’Em.mo Card. William Joseph Levada, Prefetto della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede e S.E. Mons. Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Segretario della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti.