The Traditional Latin Mass: Becoming Awake to Holy Mystery


Catholicism Pure & Simple

On the lovely Catholic blog Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, Roger Buck quotes from a letter he received from a friend, “a priest trained decades ago solely in the Novus Ordo“, who recently learned how to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass. This has impacted him so greatly that he has now begun to say it regularly.

Carreno-de-miranda_Orden_de_los_Trinitarios By Roger Buck

I will first offer his high-impact words to me, focussed in just three sentences in fact:

“These Masses are special to me, and so great a privilege to be united with Christ as His priest, and offer with Him the sacrifice of Calvary, for the living and the dead. It is through using the Tridentine form that I have come to appreciate something of the great significance of what I am doing each morning. Can there be anything more important that this?”

Yes, these three sentences hit me very, very powerfully…

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