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Rorate on the Road ... in Irving, Texas
Rorate was on the road today and, this time, we were in Texas at Mater Dei Latin Mass Parish in Irving (just outside Dallas). The church is run by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).
While we travel the globe and go to many traditional Latin Mass sites, we normally do not post pictures of the historic churches we visit in the major cities, and focus rather on the little-mentioned yet wonderful experiences we have in smaller towns.
When we saw there were four Masses every Sunday, we expected decent turnout. When we came at the end of the first Mass of the day, a low Mass, it was standing room only. We assisted at the Sung Mass that followed right after and, again, it was packed. We were also very pleasantly surprised, for a smaller church, with the quality of the men's chant schola. They were wonderful.