Meeting a girl
This is how you do it.
non possum - not possible, but it is...
Is the Latin Mass a masculine thing? Yes. Are there soldierly movements? Yes. Is there military precision? Yes. Are there memorized commands and answers? Yes. But women admire that. How the Military Boosts Working Memory for Its Soldiers -
Watch, then look away and listen. No matter who is speaking,
when commanding or pleading, they all sound like orators.
Alphabet top five
(figures rounded/other Alpha excluded)
Latin 5,100,000,000 64%
Chinese 1,340,000,000 17%
Arabic 660,000,000 8%
Devanagari 600,000,000 7%
Bengali 300,000.000 4%
Total 8,000,000,000 100%
“…et si fúerint rubra quasi vermículus, velut lana alba erunt….”
“…and if they be red as crimson, they shall be made white as snow….”
Is. 1, 16-19, 1962 Missal, p 341 (speaking of sins)
The root word is the French vermeil, “bright red,” from the Latin vermículus, a little worm that was historically used to make red dyes. Not knowing the word’s origin, I used it in Pretty City Murder.
Kermes is a red dye derived from the dried bodies of the females of a scale insect
in the genus Kermes, primarily Kermes vermilio.
It is fitting commentary when speaking of communists.
As an English speaker, you can do it. ScorpioMartianus makes it easy. Oppidum is town; parva is little.
Often, my brother would say, “Estne?”, implying his brother and sisters were idiots. I should have said, “Estne haec vera contentio?” ~ “Is this a fair challenge?” That is a symbol for alpha Tommy.
It bears repeating: “…educated people are in the vanguard where recognition of the value of tradition is concerned, and are the first to raise the alarm when it is threatened….” Letter of July 6, 1971, signed by 57 people and sent to Paul VI, requesting that he preserve the Latin Mass. He did, issuing an indult, known as the Agatha Christie indult. Christie was an Anglican, and many of the signatories were not Catholic. Aside from all that, pit quoque up against also. The winner is?
factitious [fak-TIH-shəs] adjective
They are near homonyms. One letter separates them.
I had a brief conversation with a sales clerk at Home Depot. Her husband is an artist. She is quite concerned about AI undermining the art world by its ability to create art using thousands of images of real art and creating sham art.
said the fool
Dixit insipiens “said the fool”
Dixit insipiens. The general corruption of man before our redemption by Christ.
1 Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God, [then] They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one. [fool reportedly identified as Anonymus, nickname Amus, Biden fifth cousin, once removed]
2 The Lord hath looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there be any that understand and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are become unprofitable together: there is none that doth good, no not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they acted deceitfully; the poison of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood. Destruction and unhappiness in their ways: and the way of peace they have not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes.
4 Shall not all they know that work iniquity, who devour my people as they eat bread?
5 They have not called upon the Lord: there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear.
6 For the Lord is in the just generation: you have confounded the counsel of the poor man, but the Lord is his hope.
7 Who shall give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? when the Lord shall have turned away the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.
latin at the opera
Eight million listen to the rare countertenor.
Cityscape - St. Petersburg, Russia
Composer - Venetian Vivaldi
Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum
Ecce hereditas Domini filii mercis fructus ventris.
For he brings rest to those he has chosen
Behold, they are a legacy and a testament of the Son of God.
Here are some Latin roots right out of 1962 Missal, the best source for learning.
locum location; refrigeri refreshment; lucis* light
*Satan was Lucifer before he flunked.
Et dormiunt in somno pacis - and who sleep the sleep of peace
De multitudine miserationum tuarum sperantibus - who put our trust in the multitude of Thy mercies (tu is you and spe is hope)
Intra quorum nos consortium largitor admitte - into their company do Thou admit us
The language has a sound of finality to it. Perhaps, that is why Latin orations are so good. For example, nunc means now. The closest sound to nunc I could think of, is fulcrum. Whereas “now” is whiny, nunc sounds angry, demanding, or militaristic, thus more dramatic and convincing. Some of our politicians would have better luck giving speeches in Latin.
The first video comes from a tutor at Oxford.
In the midst of life we are in death
What helper do we seek except you, oh Lord
You who for our sins,
Holy God, holy and powerful
Oh holy compassionate savior,
Do not give us over to the harshness of death,
In you our fathers placed their hopes,
They placed their hopes and you freed them
In the midst of life we are in death.
The last line found its way into rock and roll in the 1986 single, “Sweet and Tender Hooligan” (The Smiths).
Congressman Crenshaw is a former Navy Seal and represents a district in Texas. Born to American parents in Aberdeen, Scotland, Crenshaw grew up in Katy, Texas. His father, Jim, is a petroleum engineer who has worked abroad, and his mother died of cancer when he was ten. He developed proficiency in Spanish during time spent in Ecuador and Colombia, and in 2002 he graduated from Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogota, Colombia.
There are many entries in the Crime Blog about illegal drugs coming from Mexico. We are not too clean, either. At least $276 billion of government funding intended for “virus relief” was fraudulently taken or wasted. Needing some poenitentiam, Latin for repentance. https://www.patriotnewsalerts.com/inspectors-general-finds-276-billion-worth-of-fraud-and-waste-in-covid-relief-funds/
The First Mourning (of Adam and Eve over Abel)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), oil on canvas, 1888,
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
“At the age of twelve, Bouguereau went to Mortagne-sur-Gironde to stay with his uncle Eugène, a priest, and developed a love of nature, religion, and literature. In 1839, he was sent to study for the priesthood at a Catholic college in Pons. Here he was taught to draw and paint by Louis Sage, who had studied under Ingres. Bouguereau reluctantly left his studies to return to his family, now residing in Bordeaux.”
“In 1856, William began living with one of his models, Nelly Monchablon, a 19-year-old from Lisle-en-Rigault. Living together unmarried, the pair kept their liaison a secret. Their first child, Henriette, was born in April 1857; Georges was born in January 1859. A third child, Jeanne, was born 25 December 1861. The couple married quietly (as many assumed they were already married) on 24 May 1866.”
“…[A] French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings, he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life, he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work.
“As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. He finished 822 known paintings, but the whereabouts of many are still unknown.”
Wikipedia with citations
His figures are idealized to some degree, but they are also models for healthy body image and intimacy. I don’t think the family had time for extreme sports, and I don’t think Eve had a flat stomach. In case you don’t know the story of brothers Cain and Abel, Cain killed Abel. If the painting does not cause grief and sorrow in you and contrition for what you have done, what would?
james martin, pacha pacifist
Quotes by this ignorant and arrogant flagellant are selective and are abused to justify himself. Off with the Roman collar and expel him from the ivory tower!
Martin was assigned to a puerile magazine. Puerile is a contemptuous adjective for childish behavior, possibly connected to its origin in a Latin word, puer, meaning “boy”, and is associated with silly, empty, shallow ideas, as in “puerile drivel”, and is intensified with adverbs like “maddeningly”.
president in disgrace
This appeared on many news agencies’ websites worldwide, so what happened in August 2021 cannot be hidden any longer. However, the testimony is twice as long. To see the full video, go here https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5060848/marine-sgt-tyler-vargas-andrews-recalls-kabul-airport-suicide-bombing My disgust with the federal government, including those two senators sitting there, is barely containable.
Latin for “Always Faithful,” Semper Fidelis—Semper Fi--is the motto of every Marine, an eternal and collective commitment to the success of our battles, the progress of our Nation, and the steadfast loyalty to the fellow Marines we fight alongside. “I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights, and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes, and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other.”
Senatus PopulusQue Romanus—the Senate and the People of Rome
Find the English in the Latin –
“…et ne quis supergrediatur neque circumveniat in negotio fratrem suum: quoniam vindex est Dominus de his omnibus…”
“...and that no man overreach, nor deceive his brother in business; because the Lord is the avenger of all these things…”
Ne/neque is no/nor.
The first qu word, translated as that, is a conjunction; the second qu word, translated as because, is a subordinating conjunction.
Excerpt from today’s Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians, 1 Thess., 4, 1-7, 1962 Missal, p 265
St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness, Salvator Rosa, c. 1660
Mementō, remember, imperative form (command) of meminī, which means, “I remember.” Memento mori. “Remember, you must die.” M and N hum.
Factum – it
Factum ex – it is
Factum est – it is done
Factum est enim – it is there
Factum societate – the partnership
Factus est homo – He became man
Factus ex – he is
Factu – easy
“Heteroclite”, pronounced with a long i, as in fight, is based on the Latin heteroclitus, which is based on the classical Greek ἑτερόκλιτος (heteróklitos). The term combines “héteros,” meaning “different,” with “klínō,” meaning “to lean.” I’m thinking incline.
“Heteroclite” is usually an adjective describing behavior or opinions out of the ordinary. However, like its synonym “eccentric,” “heteroclite” can also be a noun indicating a person who behaves in an irregular manner.
British culture has long celebrated heteroclite people — or “heteroclites” — in works such as John Timbs’ 1866 book English Eccentrics and Eccentricities and Edith Sitwell’s 1933 book The English Eccentrics. In more recent decades, the British newspaper The Telegraph ran a special obituary series called “Eccentric Lives.”
Catholic convert Sitwell was surely a heteroclite. I wrote about her on 8/24/2022. There you can watch her interview and decide for yourself. Deathbed Catholic Oscar Wilde was another. A classmate from high school is. I tend to like a heteroclite, the odd boy or girl out. My student, Alexander, age nine, is a heteroclite on account of his genius. I’ve spotted several at St. Stephen Sacramento, and I think one of our priests, Fr. B., is.
Wordgenius.com helped on this one.
gardner quo warranto
Quo warranto Latin “by what authority”
The executive branch enforces the law. By filing a quo warranto, Andrew Bailey, the state attorney general, is accusing the prosecutor of St. Louis, Kimberly Gardner, of not enforcing the law. He is asking the court to determine by what authority she is NOT enforcing the law. “Playing the race card” is a metaphor. For more about Gardner, read https://www.patriotnewsalerts.com/leftist-prosecutor-famed-for-attacking-gun-ownership-governor-gets-canned/. TBD
mass in the dark
FSSP Providence, RI, before sunrise. Nothing surpasses a smoky Latin Mass in the dark in any season. Missal impossible — memorization practical — piety palpable. The world’s first electric street lights were erected in London in 1878.
Calling to mind the first stanza of a poem memorized at 14...
There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.
Rorate from Latin, 2d person plural imperative of rorare, to drip moisture, from ror-, ros meaning dew. Yesterday after Mass I met Mrs. O, mother of quadruplets, four altar boys. My connate self was never bullied into believing the 'population bomb' myth.
With all the Latin Mass rumors flooding YouTube from Catholic Tubers, I decided to upload this video from Christchurch, NZ, instead. The location has the earmarks of a house church, which is where some might end up, as Frannie is so alarmed about proliferation, and if some end up there, we stand in solidarity with them. Our FSSP seminarian received the subdiaconate on February 11, which is one more step toward the priesthood.
For a side-by-side, textual comparison in English of the “New Mass” and the Latin Mass, whose roots I have traced back to Pope St. Victor I (A.D. 189-199) in a previous post, and really back to Saint Peter and Our Lord Himself at the Last Supper (A.D. 33), go to https://lms.org.uk/missals Words matter.
Beautifying 107 acres of Utah’s Fishlake National Forest is one of the world’s largest organisms: a forest of some 47,000 genetically identical quaking aspen trees, which all stem from a single root system. The organism is called Pando, from the Latin for “I spread”, and has been growing for at least 80,000 years.
Pando in fall, photo courtesy of Paul C. Rogers
Sacramento has a very fine food waste recycling program and picks up every week. In California, food waste makes up 15-20% of all landfilled material. The food waste is organic matter, and Sacramento turns it into compost or mulch.
The etymology of the city name is Spanish, which derives from the Latin sacramentum. This in turn derives from the Greek New Testament word mysterion.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains the meaning of the word Sacrament: “The Greek word mysterion was translated into Latin by two terms: mysterium and sacramentum. In later usage the term sacramentum emphasized the visible sign of the hidden reality of salvation which was indicated by the term mysterium.”
Explanation of lyrics: Christ Himself is a Sacrament, the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
viscera – womb; meruerunt – merit; portare – carry
Adoration of the Mystic Lamb altarpiece (1432) by the brothers and Flemish artists Hubert van Eyck and Jan van Eyck at the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK). Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images
The Eucharist is both Sacrament and Sacrifice, which requires
cenaculum meaning dining room
cena meaning dinner
Scripture refers to the room where the Last Supper occurred as the “cenacle” and the “upper room.”
Know history or be doomed!
The New Testament was written in a form of Koine Greek, which was the common language of the Eastern Mediterranean from the conquests of Alexander the Great (335–323 BC) until the evolution of Byzantine Greek (c. A.D. 600).
The Catholic Church provided a conciliar definition of the biblical canon in A.D. 382 at the Council of Rome. What that means is that the Church approved what was in and what was out.
Saint Jerome translated the Bible from Greek into Latin between 383 and 404, but as he went along, he checked — quality assurance in modern parlance — the Old Testament against the Hebrew original. His translation is called the Vulgate.
The Council of Trent of 1545 reaffirmed, among other things, the North African Councils of Hippo and Carthage of 393-419.
The Douay-Rheims is the English translation of the Vulgate by members of the English College, Douai, France. Translators finished the New Testament in 1582, and the University of Douai published the Old Testament in two volumes in 1609 and 1610.
The King James version was commissioned in 1604 and published in 1611 for use by the Church of England, not the Roman Catholic Church.
Stick with the Douay-Rheims. The 1962 Missal uses that translation. Not long ago a non-Catholic asked me if the Missal contains the Bible. I wanted to laugh out loud, but that would not be nice. The English in the Douay-Rheims, as with the King James version, is superior. There are some blog entries of hymns sung by Church of England choirs because their singing is so beautiful. I am speaking as a writer who has gained insight through the 1962 Missal.
When used as a proper noun, the “Cenacle” is the site in Jerusalem.
As a common noun, “cenacle” came into use in the late 19th century as a place where people in literary societies would meet for discussion groups.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, St. Stephen the First Martyr, Sacramento, CA. I put up the video so that you can see how the Latin Mass is done at my parish and how Latin-proficient Father Curtis, FSSP, and the altar boys are. If a 12-year-old can do it, you can. The Epistle and Gospel are read in Latin and English on Sunday before the sermon. For a while, communion was distributed after Mass, but we are back to normal and have been for some time. The congregation is silent until the prayers after Mass. The heraldic motto of the parish is CARITATIS VIRTUTE SUBNIXUS - Supported by the power of charity.
latin mass chuckle
There is a screaming baby. Skip to about 16 minutes and find out why I put up this video.
St. Stephen Cleveland. Father Bede [pronounced bead] Kotlinski, OSB, teaches classical languages at Benedictine High School in Cleveland, and his ‘sweeping gestures’ and loud voice, despite the laryngitis, are perfect for an all-boys sch0ol.
We had a little hiccup in our parish bulletin on Sunday. It read Sexuagesima Sunday II. Uh...that should be Sexagesima, a fraction based on sixtieths, as in the divisions of time, angles, and geographic coordinates. The Latin word for six is sex, and 60 is sexaginta.
Sexagesimal, also known as base 60 or sexagenary, is a numeral system with sixty as its base. It originated with the ancient Sumerians in the 3rd millennium BC, was passed down to the ancient Babylonians, and is still used—in a modified form—for measuring time, angles, and geographic coordinates. - Wikipedia (and for our liturgical calendar)
An analog clock has three hands. The short hand indicates the hour, the long hand indicates the minute of the current hour, and the thinnest hand indicates the second of the current minute. I have one in the house that runs on a battery in case there is a blackout.
Because of digitalization, young students today struggle with this concept. Any excuse, even math, to put up the Latin Mass? Altar boys have nothing from which to read. Even the little guys as young as seven, after First Holy Communion, are eligible and memorize everything to pass. St. Stephen Sacramento has 110, base 10.
salva sancta parens
Hail, holy Mother, thou who didst bring forth the King who rules Heaven and earth for ever and ever. My heart has uttered a good word. I speak of my works to the king. Psalm 42:2 Douay-Rheims
Puerpera means “woman in childbirth”, and the Latin word for boy is puer. Eructavit is a royal epithalamium, the song of David’s love for his wife the queen, of God’s love for Israel, of Jesus’s love for His Church. An epithalamium is a song or poem celebrating a marriage, and thus we speak of the Church in the feminine form.
Painter unknown to me. Recording on-site at Saint-Martin de Ligugé Abbey, France, currently 28 monks, part of the Solesmes Congregation, traditional Benedictines.