Friday, 29 December 2006

Fond Farewells...

Ok, that's the lot... we've just had a rousing final Mass - with twenty-nine priests concelebrating (yes, I know some of you out there don't think much of concelebration, but trust me, if it's got to be done, then this is the way to do it... Novus Ordo can be so moving when it's done right!!), a deacon, two acolytes and a thurifer... bells and smells a-plenty!

Anyway, I was singing up in the choir-loft, so had a fantastic view... and managed to get some pretty impressive pics on my little phone, all of which shall be downloaded tonight when I arrive home. And in a gesture of incredible magnanimity, I even promised to send some pictures to Fr Tim... mind you, he is normally quite rude about the quality of my phone pictures...

...I suppose it would help if I didn't shake the wretched thing when pressing the button!

I'm just waiting for the lunch queue to go down a bit. Not sure what's on the menu, but it smells promising. And then it'll be time to say goodbyes. It's all whizzed by so quickly, but it's a real tonic for one's "spirituality"... beats enneagrams hands down!

4 comments:

antonia said...

The final Mass sounds wonderful!
A couple of my close friends have been at the Winter Conference; I haven't spoken to them yet, but I'm sure they will love it as much as they loved the Summer conference!

God Bless

Antonia
-x-

the dúnadan said...

Mac, you said you were waiting for the queue to die down. Are you updating your blog via mobile phone??

d.

Mac McLernon said...

No, dúnadan, the computer room was right next door to the refectory, and I could hear by the noise outside whether the queue had gone down!

(There's no phone reception in Stonyhurst!)

Anonymous said...

Concelebration, if it has to be done, is much better done in chasubles!

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