Jul 31, 2007

U.S. priests flocking to learn Tridentine Mass!

The photo above is of a seminary chapel of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, one of the orders that is helping U.S. priests learn to celebrate the Tridentine Mass.

Yesterday's (July 30) Washington Times reported (click on this post's title) that U.S. priests are flocking to learn the ancient but ever-new rite.

This excerpt from the article tells the story:

"Monsignor Michael Schmitz, vicar-general of the Florence, Italy-based Institute of Christ the King, said he has received hundreds of calls from interested clergy.

"'This is a nationwide phenomenon,' he said. 'Many more parish priests and younger priests are interested in learning to celebrate the Latin Mass.

"'Whenever the Latin rite is celebrated, you get many young people,' he added. 'They are looking for something that speaks to the soul, and the beauty of the liturgy is awe-inspiring. The heartfelt presence of God really affects them.'"

This excerpt also tells the story:

"The Elmhurst, Pa.-based Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter trained 50 priests on performing the rite this summer at its Our Lady of Guadalupe seminary in Denton, Neb.

"Its September session is already full and its Elmhurst bookstore got a 'big upsurge' in demand for priestly training materials within two days of the announcement, said the Rev. Carl Gismondi, a Fraternity priest studying theology at the Dominican House in the District."

There is lots more good news in the news article, so be sure to read all of it.

Wonder how many of our priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are signing up? Sure hope it's many of them.


Blogger Tito said...

I just came across this very same article. This is incredible!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Tito,

Yes, an encouraging article!

8:48 PM  

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