Friday, May 14, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Today, in the 1962 Dominican Rite Calendar, we celebrate the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mediatrix of All Graces. The feast is III Class, so the Ordinary Office is prayed. Like many III Class feasts in the Dominican Breviary, this office contains the a significant amount of beautiful propers, as if the feast were II Class. At Lauds, the Psalms of Sunday are prayed.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Today, in the 1962 Dominican Rite Calendar, we celebrate the feast of St. Pius V, Pope and Confessor, of the Order of Preachers. The feast is II Class, so the semi-festive office is prayed according to the rubrics
As surprising as it may seem, given the reputation this holy Pope and friary had, it took nearly a century and a half after his death before he was canonized! In his "History of the Dominican Liturgy", Fr. William Bonniwell, O.P., relates the story of his canonization: