Andrea Tornielli passed this along from Vatican Insider of La Stampa.
It is in Italian but here is the general line.
The director of Tv2000, the television broadcast of the Italian Bishops Conference, transmitted a Mass from the Benedictine monastery of nuns S. Maria delle Grazie in Orte. It was just the Mass. No commentary.
Contrary to most broadcasts of Mass they just broadcasted Mass.
Two women called the convent by phone and asked to be admitted (“varcare la grata”… love that phrase).
A few observations.
Clearly a bit more is needed for a verification of a religious vocation than seeing a Mass on TV, but this could have been a clarion call for those women who already had the sense of a calling but didn’t know where to go for religious life that didn’t have liturgical worship that would quickly drive them away or drive them gaga.
If we simply let our liturgical worship be liturgicial worship, it is efficacious. For priests and ministers and choir: when we get ourselves out of the way and just say the black words and do what the red words say, Christ – the true Actor – can be more clearly heard and seen.
Benedict XVI is trying to point us toward a renewed liturgical worship.
Also, this underscores the important of silence. But too often in our churches we have incessant talking and, in place of dignified sacred music worthy for worship, we get someone caterwalling … caterwauling into a microphone as if were the music track of a catfood commercial.
Ars celebrandi, folks. Continuity. This isn’t rocket science.