Friday is the birthday of our late Sovereign Liege Lord, Henry IX, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Cardinal Bishop of Frascati and Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church.
I wonder if readers can suggest ways of celebrating the birthday of one of our greatest sovereigns. I suppose one could go to Oratory in case there is any chance they might have found some Cardinalem vagantem to say Mass there.
I suppose I could drink a bottle of Frascati, but I usually cut down on the wine in Lent.
I could say an EF Requiem if only there were a set of prayers in the Missal "For a Cardinal Bishop who also enjoyed the dignity of a King", but S Pius V seems to have missed a trick there.