Pretty cool experience today at 8am Mass. The American Province’s priestly retreat is underway, and there are lots of priests who need to say their daily Mass. There were five private Masses while the public one was ongoing. I snapped this picture after Mass was over to capture the scene in one transept of the Church. It makes concrete the reality of the multiplicity of daily Masses all over the world giving praise to God and yet offering the unity of the one and only Sacrifice. St. Pio once remarked that the world could more easily survive without the sun than without the Mass. True enough.

If you get a chance, say a prayer for these men that their retreat will be spiritually beneficial.