Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This short photo essay (much delayed) of the first Sunday TL Mass at Christ the King is focussed on some unique aspects of the TLM liturgy.
When you attend a TLM you will see a significant focus on the Cross of Our Lord. In its central position on the altar, in the instructions for the priest to raise his eyes to the crucifix and in the many bows and reverences directed to it. It always reminds me of this wonderful phrase from scripture.
"And the Word was made Flesh", Two of the genuflections at the Mass mark the Incarnation, one during the Creed and the other here during the final Gospel. The fact of Our Lord's Incarnation is so startling that we fall to our knees in awe.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Fr. Leslie was murdered in his home in Pietermaritizburg.
Despite having being robbed several times and having his house broken into at least 14 times in the last ten years he continued to assist all those who came to his door. The Natal Witness reports that he "gave street children and destitute people food and even paid school fees for some of the children."
It appears that he opened the door to someone and was murdered.
Fr. Leslie was well known for his support of the Traditional Latin Mass and pro-life causes.
He was pastor of the independent chapel of Our Lady and St. Michael.
(No comments please)
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Tuesday, 20th January: Feast of Sts. Fabian & Sebastian, Following the 17:30pm TL Mass the faithful will be blessed with and have the opportunity to venerate a first class relic of St Sebastian.
Monday, 2nd February: Feast of the Purification (Candlemas). A Traditional Latin Mass will be said at 17:30pm. This will include the blessing of candles according to the 1962 Missale. If you use blessed candles in your home (and you should) this is the most suitable time to have them blessed.
Tuesday, 3rd February: Commemoration of St Blaise. The 17:30pm TL Mass will be followed by the traditonal Blessing of the Throats.
Wednesday, 25th February: Ash Wednesday. A Traditional Latin Mass will be said at 18:00pm, (this is to allow more people to attend) the ashes will be imposed.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Nicholas Mitchell from PE reports that the TLM on Jan 1st was very successful with over 100 people attending.
Nicholas will post a report and hopefully some photos soon.