Saturday, March 1, 2014
Fr. Illo's Blog - "Latin Mass Keeps Us Wondering"
This morning I had the “Latin” Mass for the first time in two weeks. I can offer Ordinary Form Mass blindfolded with one arm tied behind my back, but I still tremble before beginning the Extraordinary Form Mass. What if I mess up the Prayers at the Foot? Will I remember each of the 12 times to kiss the altar and the 12 times to raise my eyes to heaven? What if I’ve forgotten the final Leonine Prayer? And then, this morning, there was the convoluted, beautiful, mysterious Latin of the Collect—somewhat incomprehensible to me when looking it over before Mass. Read more