The Guéranger Blog

Welcome to the Gueranger Blog! You have stumbled across the notebook I use to record my thoughts as I read through Dom Prosper Gueranger's 15-volume set, The Liturgical Year. I do not have any special expertise in liturgy, but I have some general knowledge of Catholic theology and an enthusiasm for Gueranger's magnum opus. Think of it as the Liturgical Year fan site!

Posts: Lucien Fromage

The usefulness of religious orders

In his entry for the feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Dom Fromage points out how St. Aloysius was gifted in government and encouraged by family and friends not to "waste" his gifts in the religious life. Dom Fromage says, heatedly (XII,195), Just as though the Most High must be...

St. Silverius

In the entry for the feast of St. Silverius (XII,188-191), Dom Fromage continues the emphasis we saw in Dom Gueranger's work on the papacy. As I mentioned previously , France in those days was troubled by Gallicanism, a theory that promoted the rights of the local French bishops over the...

I can't get this out of my head....

My wife knows a bit of French, and she told me that "fromage" means "cheese". I checked it, and there is no other meaning given for "fromage" in my massive French dictionary. So there you have it, folks: volumes 10-15 of The Liturgical Year were written by Fr....

A difference between Prosper Gueranger and Lucien Fromage

Correct me if I am wrong, but my recollection is that Dom Gueranger cited liturgical texts and Church Fathers, and that is all. I cannot recall a single instance of his citing a modern author. Dom Fromage has cited a certain Bishop Pie of Poitier twice now, once in X,182 and once in X,192....
 
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