I am very heartened to see Patricius’ blog re-activating. May the flower continue to open!
Today in the Use of Sarum is the last one (since we sing O Sapientia on 16th December instead of the 17th in the Roman rite). We also celebrate the Rorate Mass of Our Lady on this day before Christmas Eve.
O Virgin of virgins! how shall this be? for never was there one like thee, nor will there ever be. Ye daughters of Jerusalem, why look ye wondering at me? What ye behold, is a divine mystery.