14 September 2007

In Gratitude for Summorum Pontificum

Te Deum laudamus!

I thank God almighty for this day. I was fortunate enough to attend today Solemn High Mass at the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Apparently, I should not have been allowed in (see the last two comments at this post), but was blessed with ignorance. But, no one kicked me out, so I was able to witness this beautiful Mass and give thanks to God for Summorum Pontificum.

Pray for the Holy Father and his intentions.

The Gospel today for the Mass of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was striking in the context of the motu proprio:

In illo tempore: Dixit Iesus turbis Iudaeorum: Nunc iudicium est mundi nunc princeps huius mundi eicietur foras.

Et ego si exaltatus fuero a terra omnia traham ad me ipsum.

(Hoc autem dicebat significans qua morte esset moriturus.)

Respondit ei turba nos audivimus ex lege quia Christus manet in aeternum et quomodo tu dicis: Oportet exaltari Filium hominis quis est iste Filius hominis?

Dixit ergo eis Iesus: Adhuc modicum lumen in vobis est. Ambulate dum lucem habetis ut non tenebrae vos conprehendant; et qui ambulat in tenebris nescit quo vadat.

Dum lucem habetis credite in lucem ut filii lucis sitis.

At that time: Jesus said to the multitudes of the Jews: Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.

(Now this he said, signifying what death he should die.)

The multitude answered him: We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever. And how sayest thou: The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?

Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither be goeth.

Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light.

UPDATE: A reminder that the 40 Hours Devotion at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago in thanksgiving for the mp is going on this weekend.

1 comment:

Jeff Geerling said...

What I wrote in the other posting isn't to say that the Seminary is not fond of visitors or doesn't like them... I just meant to say that it's not customary to have visitors at weekday Masses without an explicit invitation. But your presence was appreciated (as long as you pray for vocations!).