Thursday, November 20, 2008

The traditional Latin Mass returns to the ITI!

Joyous news: this morning at 7:00 was offered for the first time this semester the traditional Latin Low Mass. One of the priests here at the ITI, never having said or even seen a traditional Latin Mass before, generously agreed to learn how to offer it at our request. This morning was his very first time, and he did a fine job. About a dozen of us were present - enough to completely fill up the small upper chapel, which still has an altar against the East wall. Everything looks promising that this will be a regular Thursday morning offering. Deo gratias! There may be reprehensible liturgical abuses (the word hardly seems strong enough) in some places in Austria, but here is one more weekly TLM also.

The feast today is that of St. Felix of Valois, Confessor (III Class)
St. Felix, of the royal family of France, with St. John of Matha founded the Order of Trinitarians for the ransom of captives. He died in 1212.

(Statue of Ss. Felix of Valois and John of Matha on the Charles Bridge, Prague)

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