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A Wonderful Perspective on Celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass – The Priest Isn't the Center of Attention

From Closed Cafeteria comes a wonderful reflection on the priest's role at Mass:

The old Missal’s rubrical micromanagement made me feel like a mere machine, devoid of personality; but, I wondered, is that really so bad? I actually felt liberated from a persistent need to perform, to engage, to be forever a friendly celebrant. When I saw a photo of the old Latin Mass in our local newspaper, I suddenly recognized the rite’s ingenious ability to shrink the priest. Shot from the choir loft, I was a mere speck of green, dwarfed by the high altar. The focal point was not the priest but the gathering of the people. And isn’t that a valid image of the church, the people of God?

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2 comments

  1. They are all sold out for this year, so we need to get our orders in early if we want them next year. Be sure to save the address to your favorites! For this year, just buy greens!

  2. You’re welcome. 🙂 It’s really too bad that they’re already sold out this year, but I’m glad they’re getting the business. I wish Aquinas & More had its own greenhouse to plant & grow poinsettias as well.

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