Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sexagesima Sunday

Today is Sexasgesima Sunday in the traditional Roman Rite. The epistle for today, chanted in Latin at St Therese's, as always, is taken from 2d Corinthians and includes that section in which St Paul talks about the "sting", the "thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan sent to buffet" him. And do you know what that sting or thorn is in Latin? Why, it's "stimulus".

Just thought you'd like to know.