Jupiter is brightly visible in the southern sky along with...

The fiery orange gibbous Moon. There are about 90 minutes before sunrise, so Dawn hasn't yet roused herself from her untroubled sleep. I didn't see any other stars so am going to presume that some smoke remains above although it's entirely possible that my creaky neck and impoverished eyesight prevented me from seeing what there was to see. Today is the 14th Sunday post Pentecosten, the 2nd Sunday of September (which tells those who keep such knowledge in their heads which lessons from the Sacred Scriptures were read at Matins-- I simply read what the page presents to me, although obviously I know that there is an annual progression through the holy Books of the Prophets which begins in August). 

The video recording of Holy Mass from Saint-Eugène is infra. I will return to regularly following the live-stream at the end of October for the Sunday which sees the celebration of the feast of Christ the King but for now am enjoying an uninterrupted night's sleep after the travelling (two or three miles of walking, bus rides et cetera) required to get to the parish downtown on Saturday evenings.

In this week the feasts of the Holy Name of Our Lady (in Spanish one says 'the Most Sweet Name', dulcissimi), the Exaltation of the Most Holy Cross, and the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady are observed, and that of the Stigmata of Saint Francis on Saturday.

At Radio Courtoisie, I notice that M de Villiers's program today for their Liturgie et Musique Sacrée series is dedicated to the hymn Vexilla regis prodeunt, looking forward to the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. 1500 over there; about half an hour from now, if I calculated correctly. 

The celebrant at Mass was the theologian Fr Serafino Maria Lanzetta, now of Portsmouth in England, I believe (his diocesan institute or association is called the Marian Franciscans). He was a bright star in the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate which have suffered in Francisci regno. I imagine that his native Italian is making his French (in the sermon) about as comprehensible as mine would be.

New at Mass, so far as my memory goes, was the song during the procession of the clergy at the beginning, an extract from the Te Deum (the verses Per síngulos dies, benedícimus te. Et laudámus nomen tuum in sæculum, et in sæculum sæculi) by Esprit-Joseph-Antoine Blanchard, maître de la chapelle of King Louis XIV, written after the victory at Fontenoy in 1744. A lovely, brief piece well suited to the congregation's participation in the singing of the Per singulos dies.