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Rorate on the Road ... in Brooklyn

... and a Jesuit-offered Traditional Latin Mass:


Today we assisted at Mass in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York, at Our Lady of Peace Church. Mass was offered today by Father Joseph Koterski, S.J. The Mass was everything you'd expect from a Jesuit: austere, quick and truly humble. It was, in other words, a beautiful low Mass. Let this wonderful priest show us all there's not only hope in the younger ranks of the Jesuits but hope for the return of tradition to the typical neighborhood parish as well.

8 comments:

Woody said...

Her Honor and I were truly pleased to make the acquaintance of Fr. Joe at the Thomas More Suudies program in Dallas a few hears ago. He is a great Jesuit and priest.

Mark of the Vineyard said...

There are also Jesuits who are not all that quick when celebrating traditional Masses :-)

Adfero said...

I was reminded by a Jesuit friend of Rorate that there were two Jesuit-offered TLMs in New Orleans today. God indeed works in mysterious ways!

RipK said...

Since Bergoglio's ascension to the papal throne and our understanding that Jesuits in general do not care about liturgy and would rather prefer coffee table styled masses, I have been wondering if there are any traditional Jesuit priests in the world. You have provided an answer. DEO GRATIAS. Let the society gets renewed through Tradition! That would be a blessing for the order and for the entire Church as well!

Liam Ronan said...

Our parish bulletin this past Sunday announced that on Thursday June 20th at 7:30 p.m. Father Joseph T. Lienhard S.J., a professor of theology at Fordham University, will celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass (Missal of Blessed John XXIII)at St. Finbarr's Church, Bantry, County Cork.
St. Finbarr's is only 8 miles from my home and I'll be there on the date! Thanks be to God and our pastor, Father Donal Cotter PP.

Angelo said...

Cardinal Bergoglio before the Conclave is reported to have said that it may take a Jesuit Pope to reform the Jesuit Order. I hope Pope Francis remains true to his words.

Presbyter said...

By the way there are 3 weekly celebrations of the TLM in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. One is part of the parish Mass schedule for Sundays at 9 AM in the Parish Center Chapel and Holy Days of Obligation at St. Matthew's Church in Dix Hills. These are celebrated by the pastor and one or two other priests in the Diocese. On June 2nd, Corpus Christi a beautiful Missa Cantata was sung in the Parish church with full choir, soloists, and instrumentalists. At least 300 people attended and it concluded with outdoor Benediction.

Adfero said...

Presbyter, are any of them offered by Jesuits?