Young lady on YouTube evangelizing like a champ, explaining the … Traditional Latin Mass!

A reader sent the link to this video.

We’ve got to hand it to this young lady.  She is on YouTube, explaining, even evangelizing, like a champ.

WDTPRS kudos!

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50 Responses to Young lady on YouTube evangelizing like a champ, explaining the … Traditional Latin Mass!

  1. Supertradmum says:

    Oh My Goodness, she is adorable, and I am sending this link around. Thanks so much.

  2. acardnal says:

    Sursum Corda

  3. Rachel Pineda says:

    I love her! Thank you for posting this, I was laughing and learning through the whole video. Especially at the part where she explains how logical people might look in the table of contents. Well, I am actually one of the people who sifted through the missal looking for the important looking parts with the red letters. Dense I know, but it is the truth, which is why this was so funny, and informative. I didn’t know the different names of the Mass.

  4. acardnal says:

    I just watched a few more of her videos at SheisCatholic on YouTube. Quite delightful. I liked the one she did for Mother’s Day and the one where she interviews one of her 4 sisters who is becoming a sister, called Entering the Convent and the sequel Getting to the Convent. Very enjoyable watching these loving sisters. :-)

  5. Yep! SheIsCatholic is pretty darn awesome :)

  6. Dismas says:

    How charismatic and cool is she?!!! Rock on.

  7. Jim says:

    @JonathanCatholic.
    Yes she is awesome and so are you bro and so is “SaudiCatholic” and the rest of the Archangelati ;-) ;-).

    For the not so frequent youtube visitor, there is a rag tag army of young Catholics (15-30) at youtube, defending the Church and evangelizing. SheIsCatholic is one of the best among us. Most of us do not know each other, except by our youtube handles (I bet neither JonathanCatholic nor SheIsCatholic know who I am, though we have been “friends” on Youtube for probably years now) – but we have one goal – to save souls.

    “For just as we have many members in one body and the members do not have the same function, so we who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to excercise them accordingly…” Romans 12:4-6

    http://archangelati.wikia.com/wiki/The_Archangelati

  8. MyBrokenFiat says:

    LOVE the idea of an “Archangelati.” Brilliant!

  9. Thanks for posting this Fr. Z. Here is the link to her other video presentations. They are all awesome. She is quite something!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/SheIsCatholic/videos?view=1

  10. Long-Skirts says:

    Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

  11. Vecchio di Londra says:

    This is wonderful, and it made me laugh and cry simultaneously, and ask myself, how is it such a young person can instinctively understand essential liturgical truths to which many of my older-and-ought-to-be-wiser Catholic contemporaries seem blind? (But as Eliot says ‘Do not let me hear/ Of the wisdom of old men, but rather of their folly…’)
    And yes, ‘Praying the Mass’ – that’s the key.

    It also made me think that perhaps those of us who find it easy after decades of doing it to follow a missal, identify and pre-bookmark the Propers and skip between them and the Ordinary, and who understand the latin, might be able to help the newbies (who face a challenging and potentially frustrating learning curve) with some practical support and guidance. I see many people at the EF Mass (either lapsed and returning or perhaps non-Catholic, or just without any latin) who are obviously impelled by a sense of its importance, but clearly find it hard to follow. I’m sure they’d appreciate some basic help – even if only a few links to useful websites.

    We can’t expect our priests to do everything. Surely this would be a fit role for the laity – not trotting around the altar, but invisible, behind the scenes, helping to give a (please God unpedantic) course in the EF Mass, the basics of ecclesiastical latin, and how to ‘pray’ it (albeit silently and inwardly) from beginning to end. It might mean some brief teacher training (and these days probably a welter of CRB checks) but surely worth doing. Even a 10-minute help-session, quietly and discreetly say at the back of the church before Mass might help the love and knowledge of the old rite to re-kindle more generally…

    Another aid might be to issue the complete Propers of the Day as re-usable leaflets, or to have a loose-leaf missal, or even a downloadable and printable page or two with the Propers – it could be centrally run by an archdiocese. (Though I certainly wouldn’t want to encourage the distracting use of iPads and mobiles in church.) And maybe an informal couple of minutes afterwards might clear up further questions.

    We can’t reserve the TLM for those of us who are old enough to be ‘in the know’ – it’s just too selfish. As one of the cardinals said when the motu proprio was promulgated: ‘When there is a beautiful thing, you want to share it with everyone.’

  12. benedetta says:

    VERY cool!!

  13. ghp95134 says:

    THAT was soooooo well done! She is as cute as a button.

    Here’s another: “Girls Just Wanna Be Nuns”
    http://www.youtube.com/user/SheIsCatholic

  14. JKnott says:

    Positively charming and delightful!!!

    “religious gymnastics, it’s good for you……” :)

  15. rcg says:

    This young woman, little girl, reminds me so much of my daughter. It is good to know they are not alone in this world.

  16. wmeyer says:

    I watched her video on how not to act in church. I can think of dozens, at least, who need to watch it.

  17. fvhale says:

    Wonderful! I sent it to several friends.

  18. acardnal says:

    @Vechio de Landra said “Another aid might be to issue the complete Propers of the Day as re-usable leaflets, or to have a loose-leaf missal, or even a downloadable and printable page or two with the Propers ‘

    Those tools are already available in hardcopy or via the Internet from http://www.EcclesiaDei.org and http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/

  19. acardnal says:

    . . . also some branches of Una Voce. I believe the TLM parish I attend get the Propers on a reusable card from Una Voce in San Diego, Calif. I use a missal.

  20. New Sister says:

    You go girl!!!

  21. jhayes says:

    Here’s an interview with the woman who writes, produces and speaks in the videos:

    “After years of being misled by individuals who interpreted Vatican II as a free for all, my mother found the truths of the Catholic faith shortly after marrying my father who was a Buddhist. By the grace of God and without being pressured, my father eventually converted to Catholicism a few years later. With our best interest in mind, my parents chose to home school all six of us.

    I’ve always had persistent interests in music, art and journalism. When I was younger I would write newspapers by hand for my family concerning new things that were happening in the household. They were sort of useless, because practically everyone already knew everything. I eventually got an old fashioned typewriter for my birthday, but within a very short period of time one of my siblings spilled cashews in it (which I also got for my birthday) and it ceased to work after that. I also had a talk/radio show called “ABC Kids.” I would fill a whole cassette tape with interviews, stories, music and singing and give it to my Dad. When I was twelve, I discovered how to use my family’s camcorder and immediately became the strict and neurotic director. None of the shows I orchestrated ever turned out as I imagined, but my siblings and I have great memories of those times.

    I just finished my second year of college. My focus this summer is to visit religious orders in order to see if God is calling me to religious life.”

    For the rest of the interview, see HERE

  22. Charles E Flynn says:

    Not only is her video a delight, but YouTube links it to Variations when celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass, excerpted from an F.S.S.P. training video (caution: concentrated reverence).

  23. Vecchio di Londra says:

    acardinal – Many thanks, but those links – and all the others we can google – do not give the Propers of each Day. They sub-link to the usual missals you can buy: they give the Ordo, the Ordinary, or just some of the daily Proper texts in English – and the wonderful Sancta Missa website is very informative about the rubric and many other details. But as far as I know – and if someone knows differently, please provide a link – there is no website that gives the Propers of each Day – even of each Sunday. Let alone the feasts of the respective Diocese/Archdiocese.

    I suspect there is a copyright issue involved. The Ordinary – as the charismatic young lady in the specs points out – is available in the slim ‘red missalette’ reprint at the back of the church. That’s a very good start – but it leaves a massive hole in the word (and the Word) that no one can understand or even guess at.

    I was at a Mass of SS Thomas More and John Fisher [Martyrs] recently; such an important and ‘benchmarking’ feast for English Catholics, but it’s not printed in the 1962 missal. I had no idea at all what the texts of the Proper were, as the Propers were newly and originally created in 1937, after the canonization, and they were not printed except in the altar missal.

    How can you ‘Pray the Mass’ if you can neither hear nor read the prayers and readings?
    What we need is the full Proper to be issued at every Mass: Introit-Collect-Epistle-Gradual/Tract/Alleluia/Sequence or Prose -Gospel-Offertory-Secret-Communion-Postcommunion — and any Commem prayers also involved.

    They can do it for the NO – every Sunday – and no copyright case has been heard yet.
    We all have fingers and keyboards and computers – it must be possible!

  24. acardnal says:

    I will get you the correct contact info for Mass cards that have the Propers and the Epistle and the Gospel for Sundays. They use them at the TLM Mass I attend and collect them at the end of Mass for reuse. I thought they were published by UnaVoce San Diego. I may be mistaken.

  25. acardnal says:

    Here is a link to one of SheIsCatholic’s videos on NFP. It’s great!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU0umiHWQ5k&feature=plcp

  26. Fr.Estabrook says:

    lol. This young lady gave more information about the extraordinary form than we got in 9 years of seminary! Well done.

  27. cblanch says:

    Awesome! We learned a lot watching this and she has a great personality!!

  28. Sissy says:

    This young lady is a wonderful evangelist. Thanks so much for introducing her to those of us who hadn’t seen her videos before. I loved her three-part interview with her sister, Sr. Anna. These videos would be great in CCD.

  29. Liz says:

    She is delightful. What fun. A light-hearted traditionalist? The world needs more of them! :)

  30. Mike Morrow says:

    Vecchio di Londra said: “But as far as I know – and if someone knows differently, please provide a link – there is no website that gives the Propers of each Day – even of each Sunday.”

    There is a great resource for the complete Mass for any day with the Propers integrated into the text, which is shown Latin on the left, English on the right. Optional blocks may be checked at the bottom to incorporate rubrics or to show the Solemn Mass text. See

    http://divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/missa/missa.pl

    and enter the date, then click the small blank box to the right of the date. If it is a Solemn Mass or rubrics are desired to be shown, check those boxes at the bottom of the page.

    The texts for pre- and post-Mass prayer will be shown if the Ante or Post Missam buttons are selected.

    The text for certain Masses, such as the Requiem (Defunctorum) may also be selected and shown.

    Ultimately, of course, a proper hand missal like the outstanding 1962 Missal by Angelus Press will be very useful.

    I enjoyed the video. Very encouraging!

  31. Kathleen10 says:

    Adorable. Surely a home-schooled young lady.

    I wholeheartedly concur with the concept of teaching the Latin Mass to newbies, which I would be. Most of the time you all are chatting about TLM, I have little idea to what you are referring in the particulars. Sadly, there is no Latin Rite Mass in our geographic area. We would have to travel an hour each way. Worth it, surely, but not easy. Added to that, I would have no idea what to bring as far as what materials would help. I get that it’s complicated, and there are books to use, but what books those are, I do not know. How to use it, I do not know. I have endeavored the Divine Office now and then, get lost, and give up. When I have attended TLM, the missalettes are confusing and I have a hard time finding where the priest is. Kind of frustrating.
    It would be fantastic if we had local classes to learn it. Ten minutes before Mass would not help me. I need more explicit help, and handouts to boot.
    I wish I knew what you know. These are the priceless jewels that you do want to pass on. What you know, others are wanting to know, but there is no one to teach us. I agree with the comment that this is a great use of the laity’s time, not just because it would benefit me, but because this is too good not to pass along to others.

  32. Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P. says:

    Fine, beautiful.

    But why does a promotion of the TLM always start with a run down of the Novus Ordo? There is something very disturbing when the promotion of the TLM is at the expense of the ordinary form of the Mass.

    I say this as a priest who regularly celebrates the TLM (Dominican Rite) both privately and in any number of parishes of my own Western Dominican Province and as supply for TLMs.

  33. Jerry says:

    Vecchio — try here for the 1962 propers: http://virgomaterdie.com/1962_propers/2012/index.htm

  34. Potato2 says:

    Loved it! Must have been homeschooled!

  35. Ben Yanke says:

    Ha! She’s great! She’s, dare I say, charismatic about it? :D

  36. quovadis7 says:

    @Vecchio,

    Another option for TLM Propers, if you’d like them in easy-to-printout handout is:

    http://www.uvoc.org

    They have them in both PDF and MS Word formats. The only downside is that they don’t have a 2012 calendar, so you’ll need to transcribe the dates appropriately yourself. I provide their Propers as handouts for use by visitors at the FSSP parish that my family and I attend here in the Diocese of Dallas.

    Pax et benedictiones tibi, per Christum Dominum nostrum,

    Steve B
    Plano, TX

  37. Ben Yanke says:

    @ Fr. Augustine Thompson,

    You are right that sometimes, people do run the OF into the ground as a rite, especially the radical traditionalists. But quite frequently, they are bemoaning the irreverence and lack of prayerfulness it’s often (usually?) celebrated with, not the rite itself. That seems to be the case in this video, at least in my opinion.

  38. Dennis Martin says:

    Fr. Augustine,

    If I might be so bold as to venture a response to your question, assuming it was not merely rhetorical. I speak from my experience of requiring students to attend a Latin Mass (OF or EF) as part of a course on Catholicism.

    I would suggest that she was doing a captatio benevolentiae aimed at her peers. We have to put ourselves in their context as best we can. To them CHURCH IS BORING. We can argue till we are blue in the face that OF “Church” need not and ought not be boring. That the OF can be celebrated with great mystery and high solemnity, like the EF. I attend the OF in Latin at St. John Cantius. I know that is true.

    But my students all say that they never saw anything like the solemnity (mostly what they attend is a Missa Cantata, whether OF or EF) and they ALL says that to them is spoke of greater prayerfulness. It’s just a sad fact that the OF in many if not most parishes is celebrated desultorily. Youd don’t celebrate it that way. But in far too many parishes that’s the case.

    That’s the experience of teenage pew-sitters and that’s one reason (surely not the only one) why they “drop out” about the time they are “free” enough of parental authority to do so.

    She knows that. She was appealing to that: Catholic litury doesn’t have to be desultory.

    She was not entering the lists of the OF versus EF traddie wars. She was trying to get her viewers’ attention by appealing to what she believes is their ordinary experience at Mass. Perhaps she’s wrong about that. But my experience (and I have attended about 2 dozen different parishes within walking distance of my home in Chicago (walking distance being about 5 or 6 miles), many of them repeatedly over a period of 10 years and “desultory” is the word that screams at me. Even when the pastor of a nearby parish is, commendably, trying to add a bit of solemnity on high feasts and uses incense, precisely because he uses it so rarely and the servers have had no apparent training in how to process and move with solemnity, it comes across as only a tad less desultory. I applaud him for trying, but it also underscores how much has been lost in the skills of the ars celebrandi, both for priests and servers.

    She was not running down the OF qua OF. She was running down ordinary desultory Catholic parish liturgy qua ordinary parish liturgy.

    Fr. Z, we need a “abort desultory liturgy” mug–if you can find a clever way to put it.

    At least that’s how I would “read” what she said.

  39. Dennis Martin says:

    Clarification and correction: Mostly what my students attend for the class assignment are Missae Cantatae in Latin–in other words, what they enthusiastically describe as totally new to them high solemnity that spoke of greater prayerfulness, in most cases what they observed was not in fact a Solemn High Mass but a Missa Cantata, in Latin, either OF or EF.

    I didn’t mean that mostly what they attend in their home parishes is a Missa Cantata. But the way I wrote it might seem to imply that.

    Correction: “they all say (not says) that it (not is) spoke to them. . . .

  40. robtbrown says:

    Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P. says:

    But why does a promotion of the TLM always start with a run down of the Novus Ordo? There is something very disturbing when the promotion of the TLM is at the expense of the ordinary form of the Mass.

    Maybe it’s because the promotion of the Novus Ordo has often been accompanied by running down the TLM. The reason is that the NO has come mean celebration vernacular versus populum and the TLM Latin ad orientem. IMHO, that is where the argument is mainly located, not between the 1962 and 1970 Missals.

  41. acardnal says:

    @Vecchio di Londra : Quovadis7 has got it!! I knew we got them from Una Voce in California some where.

  42. GrogSmash says:

    Kathleen10: I would STRONGLY encourage you to (as often as possible!) make the sacrifice and drive the hour to the Latin Mass! We had the opportunity to drive 1 1/2 hours one way to the Latin Mass back in the ’90′s, but I usually wimped out because at the end of a week of over the road truck driving, I was just plain tired of driving. (Poor me! Boo hoo!) I regret not taking advantage of those awesome opportunities to take my growing family to that Mass. In hindsight, (20/20!) the sacrifice would have been infinitely worth it, for the blessings received!

    As for knowing what to take, books, etc., my thoughts are: Take yourselves. When I started attending our local Latin Mass regularly, the 1st 2 weeks, I tried using one of the “red missalettes”. Even though I had a very rudimentary knowledge of the flow of the Mass, I was hopelessly lost. So, for the next month or so, I just observed and prayed. Before long, I understood it, started using the red book, then graduated to the hand missal. If I had tried to use the hand missal from the start, I would have cried “uncle” and given up! Having said that, once you understand the general flow of things, it will quickly become uncomplicated.

    If you have any other questions, I would be thrilled to try to help you find the answers! I’ve been slowly bringing my wife up to speed with all of the particulars of the Latin Mass, and she is starting to more fully understand why I am so head-over-heels in LOVE with it! (BTW- she is starting to LOVE it too! Deo Gratias!)

    My email is: cpk2112@aol.com (FYI- this email box is the one I use for when I must publicly post my address. As such, I don’t check it quite as often as I should, but will for the near future in case you write!)

  43. acardnal says:

    @Kathleen10: Regarding TLM/EF resources to help you learn, you can go to this website and view the Mass with explanations by the FSSP. http://www.youtube.com/user/FSSPTraining?feature=watch

    You can also purchase dvd’s from EWTN. One is a Low Mass and one is a High Mass. The FSSP celebrates and provides explanations.

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  45. JonPatrick says:

    The missal can be confusing for the uninitiated.

    For example you go to daily mass. You look up in the missal and find that today is the feast day for St. so-and-so. You find those readings (and put a ribbon there). That mass has a collect and epistle but has to go to some other set of readings for everything else. You put another ribbon at the 2nd set. You then have a 3rd ribbon for the ordinary, and maybe a 4th one for the preface. Now you are all set.

    Then Father comes out with black vestments and you find out he is doing a votive mass for a deceased friend. You then find out (by looking over the shoulder of the person in front of you) that mass is the one for All Souls Day.

  46. Vecchio di Londra says:

    Many thanks to all who sent the useful links to the Propers – a fantastic practical resource!
    Let’s say I’m getting the train into town in the morning, attending an evening Mass in town, then food shopping before getting the train home. Rather than having to carry around a bulky, heavy 1962 missal all day (making the carrying of additional shopping burdensome), I can print off a quick copy of the Propers (having double-checked the Ordo to make sure there isn’t a different local feast), and read it on the train without attracting attention.
    There’s a copy of the EF Ordinary in church in any case. Easy peasy – and one hindrance less to daily massgoing. And the joy of being able to study the prayers easily in any spare moment during the day.

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  49. jflare says:

    My, but the times, they ARE a-changin’, aren’t they?
    I watched some of this young lady’s videos; I kept thinking back to my Junior and Senior years of high school. College too, sure, but mostly to (Catholic) high school. Briefly put, I kept thinking of a young lady who, had she posed the same–or similar–kinds of idea as this young lady, likely would have been someone I would’ve wanted to “date”. Sadly, in part because of her manner of dress, and in part because of her overall attitude toward life, I wanted little to with her. I remember a (VERY) short conversation I had our senior year; as history class was ending, I happened to mention that her skirt (a cheerleading outfit that day) seemed quite short to me. She promptly pulled at the hem a little, stretching it to cover about half of her knee, while mentioned that it WAS long enough. Since she clearly wasn’t interested in any other view, I didn’t bother pursuing the thought.
    Quite sad really. I remember this young lady being impressive because..even though I couldn’t articulate the idea well then, she DID seem to have a distinctive intelligence. She DEFINITELY could’ve been quite beautiful, had she chosen to be so.
    Actually, based on her picture on facebook within the past year or so, she STILL could be both intelligent AND attractive, even at..over 30! Sadly, she has never seemed interested in that sort of frame of mind. *sigh*

    But I digress. I’m suddenly struck by something rather interesting: I think this might be all of the second time that I’ve watched a video of a young lady and respected her intensely afterward. Usually, I’m inclined to think that young ladies have more interest in being silly and idiotic than smart and serious. This young woman and the Harvard grad are two that I would actually tend to take seriously.

    Come on, ladies, we need more of this!

  50. acardnal says:

    @Vecchio di Londra: I found another website which publishes the TLM/EF Propers:
    http://missale.heliohost.org/