11 April 2010
Hello, sorry for the slow blogging the last couple of days, as I participated in that enigmatic experience called camping. I was 50 miles away from a place that had ever heard of electricity, and another million miles away from internet access. Picking one's campsite beside a graveyard in the middle of NOWHERE doesn't sound appealing, but in at least this case it was fun. I discovered that sleeping on the ground is not good for my back, and that fishing is a lot of fun.
In other news, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest has launched a very timely campaign for a spiritual bouquet for the Holy Father. Click here for details and a response form online.
The Knights of Columbus are also sponsoring a novena for the Holy Father.
I also have been remiss in congratulating David Kemna of the FSSP on the occasion of his ordination to the diaconate in March. David and his brother Mark, a seminarian at the Fraternity's seminary in Nebraska, are St. Louis natives and long-time members of the Oratory and formerly of St. Agatha's.
In choir at Mass today at St. Francis de Sales were seminarians from another traditional society, the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer from Papa Stronsay. These brothers (in the traditional Redemptorist tradition) also attend the FSSP seminary to prepare them for their eventual priestly ordination, and visited the Oratory today. They stopped by the church hall after Mass and met with the faithful.
It is great to see the robust growth of all of the young traditional Catholic movements in the Church today. To say it is none too soon is an understatement.