From time to time I comment on the importance of memorization in our life of the Faith. Memorization was demonized by libs. The reason is obvious. Once a person memorizes something, it is his. It sticks in him, sometimes waiting years or decades to come back.
I have related here in these pages an experience I had with a woman, bitterly angry with God at the time of her father’s death. At a certain moment I asked her, “Why did God make you?” The answer came flooding forth.
I have sometimes suggested that priests ought to memorize a couple of Mass formularies, against the day when they may have to flee or live without books. It could happen. Don’t kid yourselves.
Today His Hermeneuticalness, the great Fr. Finigan – PLEASE say a prayer for him right now, as he has serious health issues – has a post about memorization. It is well worth your while.
It is interesting that he posted on this just now. Last night I was thinking about going back to an old practice of memorizing something every day, or working on some longer bit daily.
BTW, Father’s reference to “the American Z” is orthographic, not personal.