Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fruits of Summorum Pontificum

By Brian Kopp

Fr. Henrique Fragelli was ordained on July 3, 2008 in Florence, Italy by His Excellency The Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICK.)

Fr. Fragelli celebrated a low Gregorian Rite mass this morning at the chapel of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of St. Therese of Lisieux, Loretto PA:




Here Father Fragelli imparts the First Blessings (with the Plenary Indulgence for those who venerate the hands of the newly ordained priest) to those in attendance after Mass:



(My two sons had the honor of serving this mass. Pictures posted with Fr. Fragelli's permission.)

3 comments:

Christopher Mandzok said...

Congratulations to Fr. Fragelli and the monastery. The photographs demonstrate how estetics influence worship.(Not to be degrading) but compare the photographs of the offered Mass to the artwork on the website in the upper right corner. Which setting would you prefer to receive the Body of Christ? I think of my old parish, a Novus Order loving parish, set in the typical fashion (luckily the choir is still in the loft). It would be hard for me to conjure the correct solemnity for the Tridentine Mass in such a setting.

Chironomo said...

Christopher...

It IS kinda eerie how similar the two photos are, and you are at least right in principle that given a choice between the two settings, the upper right picture would be the preferable. But only in a comparison to demonstrate the place of aesthetics in worship.

I am reminded of the saying "Do not scorn the imperfect while you strive for the perfect!" Good advice here...

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