19 November 2013

Pontifical Mass at Karlskirche


Rorate Caeli tipped me to this page, with photos of a Pontifical Mass on November 4, 2013 at the church of St. Charles Borromeo in Vienna, Austria.  I post it for my lovely wife, mostly, as the Karlskirche was the first church in Europe at which we ever assisted at Mass.  This was back in our carefree, 2 child days.

Now, the Mass we attended did not match the beauty of this one.  Instead, we got to experience the glories of the Novus Ordo in German, along with the other thirteen members of the lumpen-proletariat that still go to Mass in Austria.  Oh well.  Every traditional Mass celebrated anywhere brings restoration closer, right? Especially in such a venue.  Right?

And of course the Institute was represented. God bless them!

Still, we do what we can. We keep off strangers and the foolhardy; and we train and we teach, we walk and we weed. (Treebeard)

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I wish we could have been there. Such a beautiful church! Thanks for reminding me of that wonderful trip!