THE LITURGICAL YEAR

BY THE VERY REV. DOM PROSPER GUÉRANGER, ABBOT OF SOLESMES

THE TIME AFTER PENTECOST


PREFACE TO VOLUME 2.

 

The second volume of the Continuation now presented Faithful concludes the LITURGICAL YEAR, at least that portion which is called the Proper of the The Feast of Easter, owing to its having an months range for the variation of its day, each year, the position of the Sundays after by the same number of days; so that it is impossible to put anything like a concurrence these Sundays and the Proper of Saints.

We intend, therefore, to give the Feast of Saints, occurring between June and December, in a separate Volume; for whose completion we venture to ask the prayers of our readers. It is to their prayers that we attribute the blessing, which God has given to this work; these alone have given us courage and confidence in the task imposed upon us.

Whilst thus thanking them, we think it right to tell them how we now, more than ever, stand in need of their assistance. We are exiled from our Monastery by the men who have assumed the reins of government; they have thought fit to discover a social danger in the life and labours of Monks who celebrate the divine mysteries of the year, and spend their time in endeavouring to sanctify their own souls and those of others: in all this, our rulers have seen such peril for our country, that they have violently torn us from our cells and our choir. Thanks to a generous hospitality accorded us by friends, we are enabled to write these lines from Solesmes, but not from our dear Abbey, where resides alone, in his tomb, under the shadow of his own loved Library and Church, the venerated Author of the LITURGICAL YEAR.


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