There are so many terrible things going on right now. How about some good things?
Here is a great quote from St. Briget of Sweden, which I saw at The Back Of The World:
I Believe in Solemn, Reverent Liturgy Because…
…I believe that as Catholics, we need to act like we know this is true:
“One day, when a priest was celebrating Mass, I saw, at the moment of Consecration, how all the powers of heaven were set in motion. I heard, at the same time, a heavenly music, most harmonious, most sweet. Numberless Angels came down, the chant of whom no human understanding could conceive, nor the tongue of man describe. They surrounded and looked upon the priest, bowing towards him in reverential awe. The devils commenced to tremble, and took to flight in greatest confusion and terror.” ~St. Bridget of Sweden
And here is another great thing at Holiness In The Ordinary:
From the Little Soldier, to a newly ordained priest.
It reads, “Father Noe. Congratulations! God called you to the sacred order of Priesthood. I know it is a hard life, but it is a good path to heaven.”
I have to brag just a bit. He just turned 7 last month. He had no help from me or from older brother and sisters. Dear Fathers, take heart, do not be discouraged. This little one loves you and prays for you.
That’s mighty fine.
Speaking of priests, this is from The Tenneseean:
Nashville adds 9 priests in historic Catholic ceremony
Nashville welcomed nine men into the Roman Catholic priesthood Saturday, setting a statewide record and promising relief to overworked priests ministering to some of the fastest-growing congregations in the country.
The gain is good news for the 67 priests already spread across 38 counties in Middle Tennessee. At least 70,000 registered Catholics call Middle Tennessee home, and that number is growing. The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University earlier this year ranked Nashville eighth in the nation for its rate of converts.
And then there’s this:
I will be celebrating the first Solemn High Mass in my parish for the Feast of the Assumption. Would you be so kind as to help promote it? I understand if you are not able.
Solemn High Mass
The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
August 15th ~ 7:00 pm
Church of the Holy Ghost ~ Tiverton, Rhode Island
Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev’d Father Jay A. Finelli
Pastor of Holy Ghost