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Fr Nicholas at Roman Miscellany posts a sermon he gave at the London Oratory last year on the occasion of the Feast of St Philip Neri.
[H]is words were inscribed not in books but on the hearts of his penitents, he reformed Church and society through his ministry in the confessional, he brought the medicine of the sacraments to sick souls, and though he lived a life of deep contemplation, his was not an enclosed life and Rome was his cloister. St Philip’s life was a priestly life of charity and, of course, at the heart of that was the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. That’s why the priestly chasuble is a fitting symbol of this great saint of the Eucharist.
When my eldest makes his First Communion tomorrow, I hope St. Philip will be smiling on him.
Our Holy Father, S Philip Neri--Founder of the Oratory
Friday 26th May 2006:
6.00pm Solemn Latin Mass (with orchestra) Music: Prelude: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr' (662) Bach. Heiligmesse Haydn. Pangamus Nerio Wingham. Ave verum corpus Mozart. Prelude and Fugue in G (541) Bach.
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On a sadder note, news has come of the passing of Fr Todd Reitmeyer, a friend to many at St. Blog's. A tribute is posted at Whispers in the Loggia. Requiescat in pace.