This blog contains regular postings relating to the Traditional Latin Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. It includes regular commentary on the saints days and the liturgical cycle, with brief background and extracts from the liturgy both in Latin and English. Much of the material has been extracted from the 'St Andrew's Daily Missal', Dom Gueranger's 'Liturgical Year', or similar sources.

Related website:

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

5th July, St Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Confessor

St Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Confessor

Anthony Mary was born of a noble family at Cremona. Penetration of mind, added to integrity of life, raised him above his school fellows. Having won his degree of Doctor of Medicine at Padua, he understood by a warning from God, that he was called to heal spiritual rather than bodily diseases. Like the young man in the Gospel, he had from childhood observed the commandments; more faithful than he, he left everything to follow Jesus (Gospel). He founded the Order of Clerks Regular whose members are called Barnabites, because they took up their abode near the Church of St. Barnabas. St. Anthony Mary gave them St. Paul as, model and protector. He was, like the great apostle, filled with super-eminent knowledge of Christ (Collect). Wherefore the Introit, Gradual, Alleluia and Communion apply to him the very words of the apostle, and the Epistle is that in which the Doctor of the Gentiles gives to his disciple Timothy the counsels that guided him in his teaching.

Consoled by a heavenly vision of the apostles, he died a holy death at the age of thirty-six in 1539.

Sermo meus, et praedicatio mea non in persuasibilibus humanae sapientiae verbis, sed in ostensione spiritus, et virtutis. * Confitebor tibi, Domine, in toto corde meo, in consilio justorum et congregatione.
My speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the showing of spirit and power. * I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; in the council of the just, and in the congregation.
(1 Corinthians 2:4 and Psalm 110:1 from the Introit of Mass)

Fac nos, Domine Deus, supereminentem Jesu Christi scientiam, spiritu Pauli Apostoli ediscere: qua beatus Antonius Maria mirabiliter eruditus, novas in Ecclesia tua clericorum et virginum familias congregavit.
Make us, O Lord God, in the spirit of Paul the apostle, thoroughly to learn the science of Jesus Christ, which surpasseth all understanding, by which blessed Anthony Mary enriched Thy Church with new families of clerics and virgins.

From the Catholic Encyclopaedia:

No comments:

Post a Comment