I had to share this with the readership:
Thank you so much for “What does the prayer really sound like.” [HERE is the PRAYERCAzT for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.] I have been a priest for ten years now and I am trying to polish my Latin skills and learn the traditional Mass on my own. The audio on your website has been a great help. In seminary we took two years of classical Latin and thus I am very apprehensive about my pronunciation and so on. This was also years ago and now my Latin skills are terrible. I am very grateful for your willingness to help us priests who wish to learn the traditional rite. [My pleasure. Many will be grateful to you in years to come.]
In addition, I confidentially ask for your prayers for us younger priests who are not supported in our willingness to serve the church using the older rite. My bishop has made it very clear that it is not welcome in this diocese, and most (actually all) of our priests have no interest in the older rite. To be very honest, I personally am so tired of Novus Ordo land and pray that God will guide me to serve the church and the liturgy as He best sees fit. However, it is a cross to carry as one easily feels isolated in this situation. One of my best priest friends celebrates TLM and I have seen the joy it has brought to his priesthood. If it is God’s will hopefully some day, and soon, I can get to that point. Whatever the consequences may be I will have to deal with. As for now, I do pray often the Breviarium Romanum and it has been a wonderful experience. God willing soon I can go out of my comfort zone and celebrate the Latin Mass even if privately. Thanks again for your wonderful presence on this website and know of my prayerful support in your ministry!
Hang in there, brother. The time will come when your view will be normal. It’ll take a while. Be patient. Think of how far we have come in just the last five years.
Dear readers, please remember in your prayer priests who are literally isolated or made to feel isolated because of their legitimate aspirations in favor of traditional liturgical worship.
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.