Today's the feast of the Confessor Saint Jerome Aemiliani (Introibo, CE, Wiki) since 1769; the feast of the Virgin and Martyr Saint Margaret of Antioch (Introibo, CE, Wiki) was at that point reduced to the status of a commemoration. She is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. As with saints who are named in the Roman Canon, I do intend to notice the Holy Helpers but most of the time forget-- my own devotion to them is not particularly fervent, obviously, tsk. Not a single part of the Mass Effusum est in terra for Saint Jerome shows up at YT but the first part, the Introit Me expectaverunt peccatores, for Saint Margaret, did.
The Introit for Saint Jerome is taken from Threni, Lamentations, 2,11.
Effúsum est in terra iecur meum super contritióne fíliæ pópuli mei, cum defíceret párvulus et lactens in platéis óppidi.
Rather than 'my liver is poured out', I think we mostly think 'my heart' or 'my compassion'-- the liver or bowels being conceived to be the seat of emotional life in the past, we've moved it to the heart. Mons Knox translates verse 11:
Keen anguish for the overthrow of an unhappy race, that dims eye with tears, that stirs my being to its depths, as my heart goes out in boundless compassion! Child and babe lie fainting in the streets.
The Douay-Rheims version, quite literal:
My eyes have failed with weeping, my bowels are troubled: my liver is poured out upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people, when the children, and the sucklings, fainted away in the streets of the city.
Time for Prime. The apples are falling already this morning.
Post Primam. One of the juvenile squirrels is playing with the dog's plush toy skunk, tossing a piece torn from it about, leaping and jumping. The dog is gone to California for another three to seven days, with his mistress the landlady. They will be sorry when the dog returns, ha, as shall I, if for different reasons.
Ante Vesperas. The Lord Archbishop has refused to limit the celebration of the Traditional Mass in the Portland archdiocese (pdf).
... Throughout the motu proprio and in the letter accompanying it, the Holy Father highlights the right and duty of the diocesan bishop “to regulate the liturgical celebrations of his diocese” since he is the “moderator, promoter, and guardian of the whole liturgical life of the particular Church entrusted to him” (Traditionis custodes art. 2).
I want to assure the faithful of my intent to observe the canonical requirements of the motu proprio while supporting our priests and faithful in their desire to celebrate the sacraments according to the liturgical books of 1962. The careful implementation of the motu proprio will take study, consultation and time.
I have great admiration for the devotion of the priests and lay faithful who have maintained the use of the Extraordinary Form in our local church.
Therefore, I affirm that diocesan and religious priests in the Archdiocese who have offered Mass up until now according to the 1962 Missal may continue to do so with no changes at this time....
I think that there is no doubt about Mons Sample's bona fides in this business. Time will tell about the continued progress of the Traditional Mass in this region.
It is also the feast of Saint Apollinaris of Ravena (2nd-3rd century), of Saint Aurelius of Carthage (5th century), and of Saint Vulmarus (7th century).
V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.