Saturday, 5 October 2013

Thoughts On The Latin Mass...

A friend of mine sent me a link to the following YouTube video by Catherine, a Catholic student, explaining why the "Latin Mass" was worth the effort involved.

By "Latin Mass" I am assuming that she meant the TLM rather than the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin.

Personally, I felt instinctively drawn to the Extraordinary Form: the silence and stillness of Low Mass exerted a real pull for me, and I still love Low Mass for that reason. High Mass and the Missa Canata are attractive for different reasons. But at all forms of the TLM, I am most drawn to the fact that it is all about God, and that I am free to participate by following every word in the Missal or just immersing myself in the sights, smells and sounds, raising my heart and mind to God.

The TLM can take some getting used to, and I blogged about this a while ago with my Laywoman's Guide. The laywoman referred to is me, I hasten to add, so the guide is aimed at men too, and I realise that  not everyone will have the same thoughts and experiences, so it is only a pointer.



"The Mass should change us, not us change the Mass." So very true...

2 comments:

Matthew Roth said...

Rénee Catherine is a lovely lady and a true friend, a marvelous witness to the Faith.

EnglishCatholic said...

I also love the fact that I might follow the words - or more commonly recently - pray silently in my heart.

The following is my call for more humility in our liturgy:

http://english-catholic.blogspot.hk/2013/10/humble-and-inclusive-liturgy-in-spirit.html

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