This morning I had Holy Mass at St. Philippine Duschesne which is run by the FSSP. I thought it was to be a Sung Mass, but it turned out to be Solemn, which was a treat. Here are a few snaps from someone.
The church is lovely. They obvious have put their hearts into building a beautiful church and doing good things there. And it was really full for Mass.
What people didn’t know is that a friend of mine brought some special gear for the Mass. On the altar we had great relics. There was a large piece of bone of St. Bernard, a 1st class of St. John Vianney, an arrangement of great Jesuit… yes, Jesuit saints, and – special – some hair of St Maximilian Kolbe.
Some of them. Great names…
Lst but not least, at about 11 o’clock… AND BOB!
A few of them I couldn’t immediately discern. I do like going around clockwise to find AND BOB!
Also, for the Mass itself, I wore an amice of St. John Vianney and used one of his ciboria to distirubute Holy Communion.
On a more mundane level, we went to Independence to see a priest friend who is redoing his church and who has a new community of women religious whom he’s helping. Then we visited the Pres. Harry S. Truman Library.
This is also Mormon Ground Zero. They – in they’re various splinter groups, think that this is where (their) Jesus is to return… Independence, MO, folks. Here’s what they built in the place where they believe it’ll happen.
Meanwhile, in KC, there are protests because of Civil War monuments. This one was boxed up and prepared for removal even before the protest against it. Today there are marches downtown.
Last night we opened up a bottle of 1991 Brunello. I had saved a bottle from the year of my ordination to enjoy for my 25th anniversary. When I left the Sabine Farm for Madison, I entrusted a few bottles of wine to my friend here in KC. This is my 26th year, but… hey!
Tonight, my last ’82 Bordeaux. It has been open for hours. It should be great.