A priest writes with gratitude to you readers

From a priest reader comes some feedback for you readers…

I am the recently ordained priest who offered the ordinary form in Latin for a community within in parish that is accustomed to the extraordinary rite.

Thank you so much for your encouraging post, and please, if it is possible, extend my most heart filled gratitude to all who posted the encouraging and helpful comments.

I was able to use your recording of the canon to practice my Latin (thank you once again), and it was thrilling, as well as nerve-racking, to pray the canon in a language so hallowed by our tradition. But most of all, I was extremely impressed and greatly moved by celebrating “ad orientem”. I am still trying to describe peace I experimented praying in that orientation.

Thank you, and thank all of your wonderful readers,…

Thanks to you, Father!

Thrilling and nerve-racking… that sounds like another way to describe that encounter with mystery which is tremendum et facinans… awesome and alluring.


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  1. JabbaPapa says:

    I wish that all internet Catholics were so graceful in expressing the One Divine Origin of our nature.

  2. KateD says:

    God bless your courage, Father! Keep up the good work!

  3. MitisVis says:

    I was not one of the commenters but you and all new priests are in my prayers.
    We need you and your sacred calling. God Bless

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