Friday, July 26, 2013

The Old Form of the Mass attracts younger generations


You read that right.

And get this.

This news was posted in the website of the Archdiocese of Miami.


You won't read this in the Archdiocese of Manila!

Not by a long shot!

While these two are around!


CORAL GABLES | Joshua Hernandez is a former Protestant who credits the traditional Latin Mass for his conversion to Catholicism.

Raised to be anti-Catholic, Hernandez began to look for a Christian denomination with historical relevance and formal liturgical practice. Though he thought Catholicism seemed too ritualistic, his first stop in his search for a church was attending a Mass to “get it out of the way.”

“It all clicked,” he said, when he saw the Latin Mass “in all its glory.”

Now he is a regular attendee at the Extraordinary Form Latin Mass celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m. at Sts. Francis and Clare Mission in Edgewater.

Likewise, his girlfriend, Vida Tavakoli, knew she had found her home in the Catholic Church when she first attended Latin Mass in England.

Formerly an atheist, her aversion toward religion changed at the end of her college career, when she became a Protestant. During her post-collegiate travels she became resolute in converting to Catholicism after attending a Missa Cantata, or sung Mass, in the parish of her favorite author, J.R.R. Tolkien, a devout Catholic who penned the “Lord of the Rings” series.

Though the homilies, the first reading and a translation of the Gospel are said in the vernacular, the prayers at the Extraordinary Form of the Mass are chanted in Latin, in the Church’s traditional Gregorian form.

When she heard Latin hymns coming from the choir loft, Tavakoli said, it felt like “hearing angels on high.”

She was mesmerized. “It truly is extraordinary,” she said. “There is something beautiful and sacred about this form of the Mass.”


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“There is something beautiful and sacred about this form of the Mass.”

“I especially enjoyed Communion (at traditional Latin Mass), where instead of going up to the priest, the priest comes to you at the kneeler.   It was a visible reminder for me that receiving Christ in the Eucharist is a gift given out of love and not a right to claim for granted.”

With statements like this about the Traditional Mass, I still wonder, WHY O WHY, Fr. Diwa, WHY Fr. Malicdem are you so hostile about the Traditional Latin Mass?

Is it poison?   Is it dangerous to the Faith?

You don't speak out against the liturgical abuses committed at Mass but you come out guns ablazing against the Traditional Mass!

Other than CAREER SUICIDE...I can't see other reason why you hate that form of the Mass.

Prove me wrong.


1 comment:

  1. Sa totoo lng nung nag simula ako mag attend ng TLM talagang nag improve ang devotion ko sa Blessed Sacrament

    Kudos to the Archdiocese of Miami!

    RCAM? anu nangyayari?