Monthly Archives: April 2016
This is directed at every “Tom, Dick and Harry” that rushes the altar at communion time, or as readers or musicians or in whatever “faux liturgical minister” capacity. It is also directed at priests, bishops and pope who encourage this kind of behavior.
His Excellency Bishop Schneider: The first person to use the expression “participatio actuosa” was Pope Pius X in his famous motu proprio Tra le Sollecitudini  concerning sacred music. The pope speaks about ”participatio actuosa” and explains that it means that the faithful must be conscious of the sacred words and rites during the Holy Mass, participating consciously rather than distractedly. Their heart and their mouth have to be in accord with each another. Practically, the same meaning can be found in the document “Sacrosantum Concilium” of the Second Vatican Council, we cannot find there any major reinterpretation of the term. And Sacrosanctum Concilium teaches that in practice participatio actuosa means listening, answering, singing, kneeling and also being silent. It was the first time that the Magisterium had spoken about silence as a form of participatio actuosa. So we have to destroy some myths about ”articipatio actuosa”.
Go sit down and participate in the real sense of the word by adoring God in His Word and in His Real Presence.
The Loving Spouse in the Heart of Jesus
I dwell a captive in this heart,
On fire with love divine;
‘Tis here I live alone in peace,
And constant joy is mine.
It is the Heart of God’s own Son,
In His humanity,
Who, all enamored of my soul,
Here burns with love of me.
Here, like the dove within the ark,
Securely I repose;
Since now the Lord is my defense,
I fear no earthly foes.
Now I have found this happy home,
God’s love alone I prize;
All else is torment to my heart,
The world I now despise.
What though I suffer, still in love
I ever true will be;
My love of God shall deeper grow
When crosses fall on me.
Then he who longs with me to seek,
Repose within this nest,
All love that is not love for God,
Must banish from his breast.
Ye haughty lovers of the world,
Full of self-love, depart!
Away, away! No place is found
For you within this Heart.
Each vile and earthly chain impedes
The soul’s true heavenward flight;
All, all the heart belongs to God
Love claims his sovereign right.
From every bond of earth, dear Lord,
Thy Grace has set me free;
My soul, delivered from the snare
Enjoy’s true liberty.
I cannot love Thee as I ought.
This pains me, this alone;
For all my love must have an end;
Thy goodness, Lord, has none.
One thought brings comfort to my heart –
I love a good so great.
That though I love him all I can,
More love he merits yet.
Naught more can I desire than this,
To see His face in Heaven,
And this I hope, since He on earth
His heart in pledge has given.
St. Alphonsus Liguori