From a reader:
This morning at Spring Bank Abbey, [Sparta, WI] the Conventual Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God was celebrated ad orientem, which will now be the normative manner for saying Mass at the abbey. (The Mass was solemn Latin in the ordinary form using the Cistercian Graduale.)
There are still many kinks and questions to address pertaining to the rank of feasts, the customs of the ordinary form v. surviving Cistercian usages, the size of our community, and the layout of our oratory. The draft customary will certainly see much fleshing-out and many amendments over the coming months, but Fr. Prior thought that today was the appropriate day to begin to face God together, it being the first of the year and a solemnity of Mary.
I thought that you and your readers might be interested.
I’ve attached a photo and there are more here.
Here is a shot.
This is, IMO, the sort of thing which will help to save the world.