While Filipino Catholics are still rejoicing with the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod, the TLM Community of the Philippines, celebrated a TLM in front of the miraculous image of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila in her own shrine in Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City.
The last TLM was offered here by the late Fr. Manuel Piñon, OP.
Thanks to our good friend Dinky for the wonderful photos. Here are some of them.
Those who attended the Mass said that close to 300 faithful Catholics were present for the Mass. There was also a representative from the TLM Community of Davao. What?! No GI?!
The word is spreading indeed. More people are knowing the TLM!
Grace filled indeed!
The very same Mass that St. Pedro Calungsod was so devoted was celebrated the day after his name was officially listed in the Canon of the Saints! Yup. I am not making this up. The teenage saint was trained to be with the missionaries. So, it is highly probable that our dear Pedro is also well-versed in serving the TLM and in Latin. He did not do a Swswswshhhh, not understanding what it meant. 15 years old! Good in Latin! Imagine that! Now what would the Rev. Showman of SM Megamall have to say about that?!
You can see teenage kids like San Pedro Calungsod assisting at a TLM either as an altar boy or as a Mass goer.
Thank you to the organizers and movers of this historic moment!
And I bet that the old Benedictine monk is upset at the trend of more Catholic laity attending the TLM.
Imagine, if more priests offer this Mass.
I hope and pray that more brave priests come forward and ask to be trained to celebrate the TLM. The Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph - Una Voce Philippines - the official lay movement affiliated with Una Voce International, which promotes the TLM, offers assistance and training to interested priests and seminarians.
And if you take a look at the photo, what do you see? More young people!
So, the accusation of the Liturgist and his minions that the TLM attracts only the old and nostalgic is.......FALSE!