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Traditional Masses for double first class Solemnity Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Mother – As posted on the Society of Saint Hugh Of Cluny – include Holy Innocents NY at 6:00pm St Anthony on Commonwealth Avenue in the Bronx at 6:00pm – St Anthony in Jersey City at 8:00pm and St Pius X in Fairfield Conn at 5:00pm
Latin Mass to be Sung in San Quentin State Prison Starting August 25th – Scola Of Inmates Exercise Their Right To Request The Traditional Mass Per The Moto Proprio Of Benedict XVI – On Novus Motus Liturgicus
Propers For The TLM For The Feast Of The Assumption
The Lord hath blessed thee by His power, because by thee He hath brought our enemies to nought. Blessed art thou, O daughter, by the Lord the most high God, above all women upon the earth. Blessed be the Lord who made heaven and earth, who hath directed thee to the cutting off the head of the prince of our enemies. Because He hath so magnified thy name this day that thy praise shall not depart out of the mouth of men who shall be mindful of the power of the Lord, for ever: for that thou hast not spared thy life, by reason of the distress and tribulation of thy people; but hast prevented our ruin in the presence of our God. Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art the honor of our people
Ps. 44: 11-12, 14 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear: and the King shall greatly desire thy beauty. All beautiful is the King’s daughter as she comes in, robed in cloth of gold.
Saint Luke 1:41-50
At that time: Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. And she cried out with a loud voice and said: Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord. And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generations to generations to them that fear Him.
Rousseau and Romanticism, Chapter IV (Part 7) – On Tradition Restored
Morris-Jumel Mansion By Tom McDonald, NYC Transit Retiree
The Morris-Jumel Mansion
If you happen to find yourself in the Washington Heights Section of Upper Manhattan, you may come upon a remarkable edifice, the oldest house in Manhattan, in fact.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion (MJM) was built by British Colonel Roger Morris in 1765. General George Washington used the mansion as his headquarters during the Battle of Harlem Heights in the fall of 1776; President Washington returned to MJM on July 10, 1790 to dine with Vice President John Adams, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, and Secretary of War Henry Knox.
Stephen Jumel, a prominent French wine merchant from Haiti purchased the house in 1810. When Jumel died in 1832, he left his fortune to his wife, Eliza, who soon married again, to former Vice President Aaron Burr. Jumel divorced Burr after three years, though, and died in the mansion in 1865. The house passed through a few hands until 1894, when General Ferdinand P. Earle purchased it. He sold it in 1903 to the city of New York in order to preserve the historical significance of the building. In 1904, the Washington’s Headquarters Association, formed by four chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, took on the task of operating the mansion as a museum.
Located at the head of the Sylvan Terrace, which is the home of a wonderful string of old row-houses, the Morris-Jumel stands tall on a hill. The courtyard that surrounds the structure is open to all. Upon entering the mansion, one is struck by how loud the ancient wooden floors creak on each step you take, a sensation both thrilling and unsettling. The parlors on the first floor, the so-called “sleeping chambers” on the second floor and the basement kitchen all are well preserved and inspiring. Most of all, the idea of actually being in a house where the first three U.S. Presidents had been, along with the two men involved in the most famous duel in history, Hamilton and Burr, was rather intoxicating. It’s also reason enough for anyone who is a New Yorker or an American to head uptown for a look at MJM, which became a National Landmark in 1962. There is also a wonderful gift shop in the mansion which sells items pertaining to the site as well as the colonial times it was born into.
If you take the C train to 163 St and exit from the south-east staircase, you’ll be just a short walk from the Morris-Jumel Mansion, beyond a stone stairwell on St. Nicholas Avenue. The M2, M3, and M18 buses on Madison Avenue (to 160th Street) and the Third Avenue M101 bus (to 161st Street) also stop within a few blocks of the Mansion.
From a homily In Praise of the Virgin Mother by Saint Bernard, abbot The whole world awaits Mary’s reply
You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. We too are waiting, O Lady, for your word of compassion; the sentence of condemnation weighs heavily upon us.
The price of our salvation is offered to you. We shall be set free at once if you consent. In the eternal Word of God we all came to be, and behold, we die. In your brief response we are to be remade in order to be recalled to life.
Tearful Adam with his sorrowing family begs this of you, O loving Virgin, in their exile from Paradise. Abraham begs it, David begs it. All the other holy patriarchs, your ancestors, ask it of you, as they dwell in the country of the shadow of death. This is what the whole earth waits for, prostrate at your feet. It is right in doing so, for on your word depends comfort for the wretched, ransom for the captive, freedom for the condemned, indeed, salvation for all the sons of Adam, the whole of your race.
Answer quickly, O Virgin. Reply in haste to the angel, or rather through the angel to the Lord. Answer with a word, receive the Word of God. Speak your own word, conceive the divine Word. Breathe a passing word, embrace the eternal Word.
Why do you delay, why are you afraid? Believe, give praise, and receive. Let humility be bold, let modesty be confident. This is no time for virginal simplicity to forget prudence. In this matter alone, O prudent Virgin, do not fear to be presumptuous. Though modest silence is pleasing, dutiful speech is now more necessary. Open your heart to faith, O blessed Virgin, your lips to praise, your womb to the Creator. See, the desired of all nations is at your door, knocking to enter. If he should pass by because of your delay, in sorrow you would begin to seek him afresh, the One whom your soul loves. Arise, hasten, open. Arise in faith, hasten in devotion, open in praise and thanksgiving. Behold the handmaid of the Lord, she says, be it done to me according to your word.
Seen herein these photographs is the Sacrament and confirmandi presided over by Bishop James Massa , auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn born in Jersey City and Father John Perricone PhD and can be double clicked for higher resolution