Sunday, November 25, 2012

For the Beauty of the Mass

The kiddies woke up with sore throats today, so the missus and I left them at home with their Lutheran grandparents and for a change ventured into the city to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, hands down the most beautiful church in the area, for the Traditional Latin Mass, something we need to do far more often.

The homily was pretty humbling, as homilies should be, starting off with For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012) but focusing on the hagiography of Blessed Miguel Pro, SJ (1891–1927), and ending on the coda of Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927), shown after the martyr's death in Mexican movie theaters. ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

A nice contrast to all this Polack pre-conciliar papistry was that after the Sacrifice of the Mass we sang the lovely "For the Beauty of the Earth," a hymn perfect for Thanksgiving but which I've associated with good ole New England Transcendentalism after that lovely little scene in Little Women (1994) of the girls singing the hymn running around in a circle holding hands, even though it was written by good Tractarian Folliott Sandford Pierpoint.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Great blog post. I love the myriad links!

Cheers!

November 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Also - from my neck of the woods.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2012/11/brooklyn-gets-its-third-basilica/

November 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Beautiful! Congrats!

November 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM  

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