To: mlizzy; Victoria Delsoul; kstewskis
How utterly beautiful.
The closest Triditine Mass is held at St. Mary's Parish in Wausau. Haven't been there yet but I hope to so very soon.
My sister and I were able to meet for daily Mass last week. It was wonderful, but I can't imagine what it must be like at St. John's parish. It takes my breath away.
posted on 01/07/2010 6:13:06 PM PST
by Northern Yankee
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To: Northern Yankee
When you get to St. Mary's Tridentine Mass, fill me in. I'd love to hear what you think about it.
And the mass was indeed utterly beautiful. I felt as if I was just a step away from heaven. What was so amazing about the masses I attended, was that they were "performed" so perfectly. The altar servers were veterans to be sure. Young men (not boys!) with a profound holiness about them. You just can't fake this stuff.
Also, the priests that were not performing mass, but were in attendance or helping with pre-mass/post-mass incidentals were all wearing cassocks. And most of the priests (there are several) were pencil thin. It was such a great site to see for someone who has the tendency to be a "bit" of a glutton. Such a wonderful feeling of "self-control" and "peace" at this parish. (I even purchased a shawl today to wear over my head during mass ...) There are lots of mantillas there.
Also, all during the mass, confession is going on, and there are plenty of people in line at a number of confessionals around the perimeter of the church. Spectacular!
posted on 01/07/2010 6:39:54 PM PST
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