I ask for good news from you from time to time. Here is some for you.
This is just great!
I had a spiffy e-mail the other day from a friend of many years in Rome. He and his family have been attending the FSSP staffed "personal parish" in Rome for the use of all the pre-Conciliar rites for Mass and sacraments.
Today Francesco served as "ceroferario" at the 10:30AM Solemn Mass at SS. Trinità. His expression was at times so serious you’d have thought he was the celebrant!
I am a sentimental guy, but it’s hard to tell what it is for a father to see his boy serve at a TLM after all we’ve been through. I go back to 20 years ago and it seems as though I am dreaming. But I am not. God is good.
All the more because I didn’t push him at all. He asked me to join the guys and learn. Faking hesitation, I "granted" him permission on condition he would still play rugby and have all homework done within Saturday evening.
Do remember my kids in your prayers. They’re growing up in a very hostile world and these precious opportunities the Lord is providing must not go wasted.
I think many of you can resonate with this great news, in the midst of all our troubles in this troubled world.
But wait! There’s more!
On the site of my friend and fellow Minnesotan John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus we have a photo of the new "ceroferario"!
A Roman Rite Roman in Rome.