A gentle Dawn in the 50s again...

Although the mid-90s are possible later on. Tsk. It is the feast of Saint Dominic (Introibo, CE, Wiki), Confessor and founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, the Dominicans. 

Have never explored the Dominican Rite. What I've read, very little in fact, leads me to think that it is more or less the Roman Rite with minor alterations about the edges, so to say; Father Augustine Thompson OP's site about the Dominican Liturgy is here. But I don't know. I did follow the Dominican Office of Tenebrae during Holy Week earlier this year but it was in English and hard for me to tell if it was 'modernized' or not; certainly the Hours were celebrated not in the preceding evenings but in the mornings, as their 1959 Ordo requires. DivinumOfficium.com not too long ago, several months I suppose, added the Dominican Office as an option to its pages; but I haven't investigated. Am entirely happy that the ancient Uses be preserved when this is possible, however. I noticed somewhere the other day someone suggesting that now is the perfect time to simply begin celebrating the Mass in the Sarum Use, episcopal and other prohibitions be da---d; I don't this morning see whatever might have been the rationale there but, eh.

The squirrel is jumping up and twirling about like a dervish. A precautionary, defensive manoeuvre? There's nothing obviously dangerous about. It's too far away for me to see very clearly; yesterday, I was pretty sure it was playing with something, a mole or shrew it had uncovered. Time for Prime.  

It is also the feast of Saint Eleutherius (4th century), of Saint Ia (4th century), and of Saint Agapitus (4th century).

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