From a reader…
Back in December you posted a Brick-by-Brick report about the TLM returning to Athens, OH (HERE) and I just wanted to update you that Fr. Jonas Shell continues to celebrate the TLM weekly on Saturday mornings with a regular attendance of about 20 individuals of various ages. Of particular excitement, however, is that this past Thursday, May 26, Fr. Shell celebrated a High TLM for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Close to 100 individuals attended! Fr. Jonas worked hard for several months to plan and organize this, from training altar servers to forming and preparing a schola that chanted the Ordinaries of the Mass.
This was the first High TLM that I have experienced and I was overcome with awe at how it directs one’s body, mind and soul towards the real focus of the Mass, that is, the re-presentation of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His Real Presence in the Eucharist before us. Indeed, I’m struggling to find words to express what I experienced that evening – “beautiful” falls flat in describing it. As a graduate student at Ohio University, it is a tremendous joy to have this gift of the TLM with a zealous young priest to revive its celebration here in Ohio. I consider myself truly blessed to be able to participate in this great mystery!
God bless you and your work!
At a certain point, you have to take it to the next level.
Again, Fr. Z kudos to them all.
And ¡Hagan lío!