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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!

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A phrase well turned

Canisius | 03 May, 2006 19:37

Dom Prosper Gueranger is at his worst a florid Frenchman of the 19th century, but at his best he is a true craftsman with his language. Even in translation, the following line made me catch my breath (VIII,408):

The primitive faith triumphed; the Council of Nicaea proclaimed the Son to be consubstantial with the Father; but the Church stood in need of a man in whom the cause of the consubstantial Word should be, so to speak, incarnated....

Perfect. Absolutely, dead-on perfect. Hats off to the Frenchman.


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