This is a comment to another post, off topic, but a very good topic. My emphases:
vox borealis: I am a long time lurker but never left a comment. I know this is rather off-topic, but–I am teaching a May term course in Florence for a North American university. Today I attended a traditional rite, low mass at the Chiesa di S. Francesco Poverino; I invited any students who wanted to come as a "cultural/historical" experience. Four took me up on the offer (including three non-Catholics). I ws worried they would be bored since it was a low mass with so much silence. When we left the church, the students raved about how wonderful it was. One student, who is Jewish, said that she felt she had just witnessed something "really special." Another student gushed about how "amazing" it was to take part in such tradition.
If only the bishops would listen to these voices, and see how much this generation is yearning for the traditions (liturgy, processions like those you beautifully photographd today) that the generation of the 1960s/1970s abandoned.
Give us the sacred
If only I get get my hands on that student group for a few days on my terms, saying Mass, explaining the meaning, connecting it to the culture, history, architecture…. They would never see life the same again. Maybe it is time to do pilgrimages.