From 54 to 87 degrees today is the prediction...

But we shall see. Today is the 7th Sunday post Pentecosten; the Mass is Omnes gentes plaudite manibus (Introibo). At Saint-Eugène, I think Fr Grodziski is celebrating-- a missa cantata this morning i.e. no deacon or subdeacon.

Canon Guelfucci has, in his announcements before the sermon, been mentioning, these past few Sundays, his successor (in September) as pastor. All I've been able to catch (I think) is that his name is Julien something or other, that he was formerly of the Legionaries of Christ, and that he has a sound classical education. I don't see any Julien in the list of priests in France of the Fraternity of Saint Peter, for what that's worth.

The Schola is singing Psalm 140, Dirigatur oratio mea, during the incensing of the altar at the Offertory; in faux-bourdon, from a text published in 1739. At Communion, they are singing a 14th century prose, O panis dulcissime, from 'traditions germaniques'. The program with the texts is here

At the procession de sortie, they are singing a hymn by Aloys Kunc (1832-1895), Reine de France, priez pour nous. Not for the first time, since I recognize the name and I'd only ever have seen it in the program at Saint-Eugène. He was maître de chapelle at the Toulouse cathedral et cetera and quite celebrated in his day. The video recording of this morning's Mass is below.

Post Tertiam. Am listening to Piotr Nowak's recital from the Chopin Museum-- he is not one of those who makes faces throughout.

And it is time for Vespers from Saint-Eugène.

Post Vesperas. A breezy afternoon-- in spite of the lovely sun all day and in spite of what the silly Dark Sky people say-- certainly makes the recorded 88 degrees feel like the upper 70s. The Chopin Competition begins at 0100; three hours in the mornings and three hours in the evenings. 

It is also the feast of Holy Father Saint Benedict (6th century), of Saint Kjell (12th century), and of Saint Olga (10th century).

V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.