I have spent the day with family and friends, and can just now get to the keyboard. Today was a milestone of sorts in the Church, and a sign of greater things to come. For the first time in 40 years, the glory of the Solemn Pontifical High Mass was seen in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Our friends from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest were heavily involved in this effort, including Canons Lenhardt and Guitard, and the seminarians from Gricigliano. Of course, His Grace Archbishop Burke was the celebrant. The photo above comes from the Orbis Catholicus blog.
If you had tapped me on the shoulder four years ago, when I first began to attend the traditional Mass, and said that this would happen in the next four years, I could not have believed it. Though now, all I can think about is the great day soon to come when the Holy Father celebrates the Papal Mass at the High Altar, or at the Altar of the Chair. It will be soon, please God!
Also, in today’s bulletin it was announced that three more Sisters, Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, will be joining Sister Marie of the Love of God, likely in November. It has been already a great blessing for the priests and faithful of the Oratory to have Sister here. The more holy sisters that come the better. Please keep them in your prayers.
Mass at the Oratory today was sublime again; the choir sang beautifully and the Church was full. I am grateful to God for the blessings we have in St. Louis.
And the Rams scored more than one touchdown. OK, so only one on offense, but it’s a start…