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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The dignity of the Mass must be restored

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The Altar in Heaven surrounded by Angels bearing the Instruments of the Passion

From the Roman Canon

Priest. Supplices te rogamus, omnipotens Deus, jube haec perferri per manus sancti Angeli tui in sublime altare tuum, in conspectu dininae majertatis tuae: ut quoquot ex hac altaris participatione, sacrocanctum Filii tui Corpus, et Sanguinem sumpserimus, omni benedictione coelesti et gratia repleamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

P. Most humbly we implore You, Almighty God, bid these offerings to be brought by the hands of Your Holy Angel to Your altar above, before the face of Your Divine Majesty. And may those of us who by sharing in the Sacrifice of this altar shall receive the Most Sacred Body and Blood of Your Son, be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing, Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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The Coronation of Our Lady, Enguerrand Quarton

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A great site on a great Catholic artist. Difficult to find a more Catholic picture than this. The Charterhouse which originally commissioned the work was secularised in the French Revolution and has now become a centre for theatrical studies.

My house shall be called a house of prayer

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but this former Catholic Church is now an art theater, the home of the "Sick and Twisted Animation Festival".