Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lancing College Chapel. "Beati Mundo Corde". "Blessed Are The Pure In Heart".

The Nave,
Lancing College Chapel,
Sussex, England.
Photo: 15 August 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: Diliff.
Attribution: "Photo by DAVID ILIFF.
License: CC-BY-SA 3.0".
(Wikimedia Commons)

Lancing College Motto:
"Beati Mundo Corde"
(Blessed are the pure in heart).
This File: 22 October 2013.

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Lancing College (formerly College of Saint Mary and Saint Nicolas), Lancing, Sussex, England, is a Co-Educational English Independent School in the British Public School Tradition, Founded in 1848 by Nathaniel Woodard.

Woodard's aim was to provide education "based on sound principle and sound knowledge, firmly grounded in The Christian Faith." Lancing was the first of a family of more than thirty Schools founded by Woodard (others include Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College, Bloxham School and Worksop College).

The School is a Member of The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. Girls were first admitted in 1970. The School is dominated by a Gothic Revival Chapel, and follows a High Church Anglican Tradition.

Lancing College Chapel,
Lancing, Sussex, England.
Photo: 15 August 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: Diliff.
Attribution: "Photo by DAVID ILIFF.
License: CC-BY-SA 3.0".
(Wikimedia Commons)

The College of Saint Mary and Saint Nicolas (as it was originally known), in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, was intended for the sons of Upper-Middle-Classes and Professional Men; in time, this became Lancing College, moving to its present site in 1857.

The School's buildings of the 1850s were designed by the architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter, with later buildings by John William Simpson.

Lancing College educates circa 550 Pupils between the ages of thirteen and eighteen; the

Co-Educational ratio is circa sixty:forty Boys to Girls. Roughly sixty percent of Pupils are Boarders, at a cost of £32,910 per year; circa forty percent are Day Pupils, at a cost of £23,130 per year. Occasional overnight stays are available to Day Pupils at an additional cost.

Friday, 21 July 2017

The Patronal Feast Of Saint Ann On Wednesday, 26 July 2017. 2000 hrs. Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, Palo Alto, California.


Saint Praxedes. Virgin. Feast Day 21 July.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Praxedes.
   Feast Day 21 July.


White Vestments.

The Basilica of Santa Prassede 
(Saint Praxedes), 
Rome, Italy.
Photo: 18 April 2015.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Feast of Saint Pius I, on 11 July, recalled to our mind Saint Pudentiana and her sister, Saint Praxedes, who placed their house at the disposal of this Holy Pontiff. Saint Pudentiana's Feast Day appears in the Cycle on 19 May, under the Reign of The Risen Lord, and Saint Praxedes's Feast Day is today, under the Reign of The Holy Ghost.

On the Tuesday of The Third Week in Lent, The Station is held at Rome in the Titular Church of Saint Pudentiana and on the Monday in Holy Week at the Titular Church of Saint Praxedes.

Pope Paschal I depicted in a mosaic in the Basilica of Santa Prassede, Rome, Italy.
He is presenting a model of the Basilica to Christ, and wears a square Halo,
which means he was alive at the time of the mosaic.
This File: 16 August 2005.
User: Marcus Cyron.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Praxedes, a daughter of the Roman Senator, Pudens, Consecrated her Virginity to God (Epistle), and renounced her great wealth in favour of the Poor and of The Church. She thereby acquired the Treasure and precious Pearl of The Heavenly Kingdom (Gospel, Communion).

The Religious Ceremonies, which took place in her mansion, attracted the attention of the pagans. Many Christians were arrested there and led away to death.

English: The Apse, 
Basilica of Santa Prassede, Rome, Italy.
Deutsch: Santa Prassede, Rom; Triumphbogen und Apsis.
Photo: 13 May 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: Welleschik.
(Wikimedia Commons)

She died under Emperor Antonius in the 2nd-Century A.D., after having besought God to deliver her from the sight of such woeful scenes. Her body was laid by that of her father and sister in the Cemetery of her grand-mother, Priscilla.

Let us Celebrate joyfully The Feast of the blessed Virgin Praxedes, in order to obtain thereby feelings of loving devotion (Collect).

Mass: Loquébar.



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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Neo-Gothic. Gothic Revival.

The Lady Chapel of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott,
overseen by  
G F Bodley. The Lady Chapel was the first part of the Cathedral to be completed in 1910 and retains many of the Gothic features of the original design.
As Scott grew in confidence, the rest of the Cathedral was redesigned and streamlined
to arrive at a much more massive, austere style of architecture
Photo: 4 December 2005.
Source: Own work.
Author: © Andrew Dunn.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Gothic Revival campus of The University of Mumbai, India,
the Rajabai Clock Tower still under construction in 1878.
Source: Original Photograph currently with The British Library.
Author: Unknown.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia,
unless otherwise stated.

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, Neo-Gothic, or, Jigsaw Gothic, and, when used for School, College, and University buildings, as Collegiate Gothic) is an Architectural Movement that began in the Late-1740s in England.

Its popularity grew rapidly in the Early-19th Century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of Neo-Gothic Styles sought to revive Mediaeval Gothic Architecture, in contrast to the Neo-Classical Styles prevalent at the time.

Gothic Revival draws features from the original Gothic Style, including Decorative Patterns, Finials, Scalloping, Lancet Windows, Hood Mouldings, and Label Stops.

Illustration: ENCYCLOPEDIA2.

The Gothic Revival Movement emerged in 19th-Century England. Its roots were inter-twined with deeply Philosophical Movements associated with a re-awakening of High Church or Anglo-Catholic Belief concerned by the growth of Religious Non-Conformism.

Ultimately, the "Anglo-Catholicism" Tradition of Religious Belief and Style became widespread for its intrinsic appeal in the Third-Quarter of the 19th-Century. Gothic Revival Architecture varied considerably in its faithfulness to both the ornamental style and principles of construction of its Mediaeval original, sometimes amounting to little more than Pointed Window Frames and a few touches of Gothic Decoration on a building otherwise on a wholly-19th-Century Plan and using contemporary materials and construction methods.

The unifying style of Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Canada, is Gothic Revival.
Photo: 16 August 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Digging.holes.
(Wikimedia Commons)

In parallel to the ascendancy of Neo-Gothic Styles in 19th-Century England, interest spread rapidly to the Continent of Europe, in Australia, South Africa and to The Americas; indeed, the number of Gothic Revival and Carpenter Gothic structures built in the 19th- and 20th-Centuries may exceed the number of authentic Gothic structures that had been built previously.

Photo: 8 August 2011.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Gothic Revival was paralleled, and supported, by "Mediaevalism", which had its roots in antiquarian concerns with survivals and curiosities. As "industrialisation" progressed, a reaction against machine production and the appearance of factories also grew. Proponents of the picturesque, such as Thomas Carlyle and Augustus Pugin, took a critical view of industrial society and portrayed pre-industrial Mediaeval society as a Golden Age. To Pugin, Gothic Architecture was infused with the Christian values that had been supplanted by Classicism and were being destroyed by industrialisation.

An example of Russian Gothic Architecture.
Date: 2007.
Author: Сергей Ильин-Михальский (Sergey Ilyin-Mikhalski).
(Wikimedia Commons)

Gothic Revival also took on political connotations; with the "rational" and "radical" Neo-Classical Style being seen as associated with Republicanism and Liberalism (as evidenced by its use in The United States and, to a lesser extent, in Republican France), the more Spiritual and Traditional Gothic Revival became associated with Monarchism and Conservatism, which was reflected by the choice of styles for the rebuilt Government Centres of The Parliament of The United Kingdom in London and Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Saint Vincent De Paul. Confessor. Feast Day, Today, 19 July.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Vincent De Paul. 
Feast Day 19 July.


White Vestments.

Saint Vincent de Paul.
Artist: Rene de Cramer.
"Copyright Brunelmar/Ghent/Belgium".
Used with Permission.

Providence, ever watching over men with maternal solicitude, in the 17th-Century raised up Saint Vincent de Paul. He was filled with The Holy Spirit, Which had strengthened The Apostles, and he contributed abundantly to the evangelisation of The Poor and to the development of the Priestly virtues which are the glory of The Clergy (Collect).

He was born near Dax, France. When still a young Priest, he fell into the hands of Turkish pirates, who carried him to Africa. Having returned to France, he became, successively, a Parish Priest, and Grand Almoner of The Galley Slaves. Saint Francis de Sales entrusted to him later the Spiritual Direction of The Nuns of The Visitation.

Preaching especially to country people, he bound the Members of The Congregation he had Founded, under the Title of Priests of The Mission, or Lazarists, to undertake this Apostolic Work by a special Vow.

Teaching them to leave everything to follow Christ (Communion), he sent them to work in The Vineyard of God (Gospel) and to establish everywhere Seminaries in order to give good Priests to The People.

In order to help Poor People, Foundlings, Young Girls, whose virtue was exposed to danger, and others insane, invalided or sick, he Founded, in conjunction with Saint Louise de Marillac, The Congregation of The Sisters of Charity, which is now the most numerous and the most diffused throughout the World.

After a life which recalls the Apostolate of Saint Paul (Epistle), and which caused Pope Leo XIII to proclaim him The Special Patron of all Charitable Associations, Saint Vincent died in 1660, in Paris, France, at Saint Lazarus's, which was The Mother-House of his Congregation.

Let us beseech God that, following the example of Saint Vincent, whose pious merits we Venerate on this day (Collect), our hearts, like his, may be filled with Divine Charity.

Mass: Justus.

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A Mass Of Thanksgiving Will Be Said For All Benefactors Of This Blog.
"Introibo Ad Altáre Dei". "I Will Go In Unto To The Altar Of God".
The opening words of The Traditional Latin Mass.
Illustration: PINTEREST

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Saint Camillus De Lellis. Confessor. Feast Day, Today, 18 July.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Camillus De Lellis.
   Feast Day 18 July.


White Vestments.

Our Lady of La Paz Parish Church, Bolivia.
(Saint Camillus de Lellis, Archimedes-Flordeliz Streets, Makati City).
Photo: 24 July 2016.
Source: Own work.
Author: Judgefloro.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Holy Ghost, Who has manifested Himself in all manner of ways in the Souls of The Saints, whose names have appeared in The Cycle since The Feast of Pentecost, proposes to our admiration on this day Saint Camillus, whose Charity towards his neighbour had specially Jesus in view (Communion).

Born in 1550, in The Kingdom of Naples, of the noble Family of Lellis, Saint Camillus entered The Capuchin Order, but twice he had to leave it on account of a sore on his leg. For God intended him to be The Founder of a Congregation of Regular Clerks, Consecrating themselves to the service of the sick.

He obtained from The Apostolic See approbation for his Order. Inspired by the example of Jesus, Who died for us (Epistle) and Who has declared that there is no greater proof of love than to give one's life for others (Introit, Gospel), these Religious promise to tend the sick, even those stricken with the Plague.

Saint Camillus, as well as his Institute, received from God a special Grace to help Souls to emerge victoriously from the death-struggle (Collect, Secret), wherefore the name of this Saint has been included in the Litany for The Agonising,

Saint Camillus died at Rome on 14 July 1614. Pope Leo XIII proclaimed him the Patron Saint hospitals and patients, and Pope Pius XI added "of all those who nurse them".

Mass: Majorem hac.
Commemoration: Saint Symphorosa and her Seven Sons. Martyrs.
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