31 August: Bl Idelfonso Schuster

As I write, it is still, for a little while, the Feast of Bl. Idelfonso Schuster, OSB, (+1954) who was Archbishop of Milan and a great liturgist.  I’ve learned a lot from him.

Last May when I was in Milan, I made of point of finding his tomb in the Duomo.

Having read quite a bit of his writings on worship, I think it is safe to say that he would not have recognized the Novus Ordo as the Roman Rite.

Perhaps you might ask him to intervene with God to obtain for us the favor of conversions of hearts and minds and the reversal of the cruel, needless punishments of Traditionis custodes.

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  1. donato2 says:

    I would never have heard of Bl. Idelfonso Schuster but for the fact that he came to my attention when I did a spiritual retreat at the Benedictine monastery in Farfa (which is in the Sabine Hills). The monastery (which is a hidden treasure, not know even to many Italians) dates back to antiquity but had been become depopulated in the early 20th Century. In 1920 he sent 9 monks to repopulate it (when I was there they were back down to 4 or 5).

  2. Amina says:

    That’s beautiful. He is incorrupt ? His hands and feet appear very ceremonial and life like .

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