All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day
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(11-02-2009, 06:40 PM)Credo Wrote:
Quote:Yes, a wonderful spin! Because, well, the Pope of the Blessed Sacrament was all about "renewal."

I don't know how familiar you are with the life of S. Pius X, but that pope's motto was, "Instuare omnia in Christo." The verse was taken from the Bible and it can be translated in a number of ways, including "To make all things new in Christ." One can also translate "Instuare" as "renew" or "restore." That is the origin of the phrase which you see in the Collect from the revised liturgy.

I am familiar with the life of Pope St. Pius X, actually.

You are correct in that "INSTAURARE" may be translated as "renew," however, it is clearly inappropriate here. Here's why:

Especially with his papacy, a great deal of Pius' efforts were focused on restoring the sense of the sacred to the liturgy, which was experiencing much abuse. He did not renew the liturgy, but rather restored it to what it was prescribed, particularly with Gregorian Chant. That's what he is known for. That's why he was so beloved. That's part of the reason why he was made a saint. Besides, "restore" was universally understood for the longest time to be the proper translation of his papal motto. If he really wanted to stress renewal, why didn't he use a more blatant word, like "innovare"?
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All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Louis_Martin - 11-02-2009, 09:50 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Steven - 11-02-2009, 12:48 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by timoose - 11-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Magdalene - 11-02-2009, 01:40 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by BrevisVir55 - 11-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Historian - 11-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by INPEFESS - 11-02-2009, 07:01 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-02-2009, 08:22 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-02-2009, 08:23 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by un-giornamento - 11-02-2009, 11:31 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-03-2009, 04:13 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 06:54 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 08:29 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Nic - 11-04-2009, 08:55 PM



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