Rorate Caeli

Daily TLM live on the Internet

For those who have no access to a daily (or even an every-Sunday) Traditional Latin Mass, the Christ the King Catholic Church in Sarasota (staffed by the FSSP) now broadcasts its daily and Sunday Traditional Latin Masses at this website: LiveMass.Net. Check the homepage for the schedule.

Our readers are invited to post in the combox about other websites where the TLM is simulcast on a regular basis. (For those who want to see the pre-1951 rubrics in action and who won't mind watching a sedevacantist Mass, the website of Saint Gertrude the Great also has a live simulcast of its daily Missa Cantata.)


Giovanni said...

St. Martin in Louisville (USA):
every Sunday at 12 o'clock broadcast a traditional latin mass at this address:

danmitsui said...

My opinion of televising/videostreaming the TLM, for whatever it may be worth.

When we admit new technologies into our sanctuaries, we tend to notice only the small practical annoyances or the small pastoral gains, and not to notice the huge paradigm shifts in our thinking that these new technologies cause until it is far too late.

Hugh said...

It is also possible to video-conference & Skype the Holy Mass live as well. I coordinate with friends in SE Asia. It is second best though a small & tender mercy.

Jerry,TOSF said...


Trent said...

Pray the Tridentine enters as many homes as it has hearts.

Christine said...

Despite living across the other side of the world, the Mission on the Seven Last Words of our Lord on the Cross filled the room as my husband lay dying three months ago. As Rev. Fr. J. Fryar, FSSP came to the last words of Christ on the Cross: "Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit"... my husband died. Both my husband and I had been spiritually nourished by the glorious daily Latin Mass live on the Internet from the Christ the King Catholic Church in Sarasota for many housebound months prior to his death. We are truly grateful to the Fraternity of St Peter for this wonderful internet apostolate. Deo Gratias!

Homer said...

It is important to remember a few things here.

One is that if we receive spiritual benefit from these broadcasts, be they audio or video, we should patronize the parish or monastery. The technology isn't cheap.

The second is that constitutive blessings have a locative character to them. These recordings may help open a conduit of grace in our daily spiritual lives or arouse religious emotions, but the "sacred character" of the blessings upon those present at the Mass or Office is very different than the character of the blessings just hearing or seeing them. I do not want to discount Christine, but do want to make clear that these recordings can be healthy only if they have a complementary and not substituting function in our spiritual lives. If we ever watch the Mass instead of going to it when we are reasonably able, we give up something sacred.

Third I want to point out that the audio recordings of the Mass leave "space" in our minds to contemplate the sacred mystery taking place in a way that video recordings do not. While Mel Gibson’s film might be fantastic in many respects, it does not permit contemplation on the passion of Christ in the same way reading about or even hearing the Passion does. Listening to sacred music while driving or working is immensely beneficial to the prayer life because it stimulates our natural ability to use our imagination, and therefore freely interpret our perceptions in a sacred way.

Oscar Mannheim said...

A recent Remnant article, "Home Aone," addressed this issue, citing the author's situation: he lives in a very rural area in South America and the nearest Traditional chapel is a two and a half hour drive over a mountain range. While it is certainly true that a televised Mass is no substitute for attendance and the problem of the Sacraments remains, the "virtual" Mass is a step forward in the missionary activities of the societies.

God bless them for offering this to those who would otherwise be without!