09 January 2014

Towards Greater Beauty in the Liturgy-- in All Its Forms

The St. Louis Review ran an article in its latest edition on the recent Rorate Caeli Mass celebrated this Advent by members of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, stationed at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Lemay.

It is nice to see coverage of yet another effort in the cause of beauty in the Archdiocese.  This religious institute was invited into the area by Archbishop Carlson.  They celebrate the liturgy according to the Ordinary Form, but with an emphasis on interpreting Sacrosanctum Concilium in accordance with tradition.  Any effort to do so is welcome.

The article and a nice slideshow are to be found here.


Anonymous said...

I had skimmed the article a couple of days ago and aside from my shock of seeing it in the Review at all, I confess I thought I was looking at pictures from an EF mass. How beautiful.

I'll have to try and catch one those Masses, offer a word of support to those involved, and then casually mention to my pastor how much I enjoyed it. Just imagine if it really caught on.


padre11 said...

Thanks for the link. I hope we can do our part to restore a sense of liturgical prayer in a typical parish setting and renew that devotional life which fueled a Catholic revival in Rome in the wake of the Protestant movement a little over four hundred years ago. Please pray for our new foundation to bring the Oratory of 'the apostle of Rome' to the 'Rome of the West.'
Fr. James Richardson
moderator, St. Louis Oratory of St. Philip Neri
P.S. For more info on St. Philip and the Oratory, read this excellent article: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/st-philip-neri-apostle-of-rome