Which of course is neither here nor there in any significant way but most extravagantly upset my morning routine. It is the feast of Saint Felix of Valois ("surnamed Valois because, according to some, he was a member of the royal branch of Valois in France, according to others, because he was a native of the province of Valois", saith the Catholic Encyclopedia; Introibo, Wiki-- whose authors consider that the 'royal branch of Valois' hypothesis is false, evidently) and Holy Mass will be livestreamed at 1000 from Paris. The Royal Opera's concert performance of Handel's Ariodante is, their website assures me, at 1130 here.
The Trinitarian Order, established by Saint John of Matha and Saint Felix, devoted itself to contemplation of the ineffable mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, and to the redemption of Christians taken captive and enslaved by the Mahometans, by, as we would more commonly say in these days of decadence and derangement, the Muslims. There is a broad literature on the subject of Muslim enslavement of Christians which I'm almost entirely ignorant of. It is a peculiarly delicate academic field in these days of tolerance, diversity, and multiculturalism. And so forth.
Time for Terce. Dr Townsend's Friday Miscellanea looks quite interesting this morning.