Do you remember, Latin Mass?
Posted on September 11, 2022
Do you Remember, Latin Mass?
@MeowBarkChirp I have not attended (found) a Latin Mass, for decades now. I’m often surprised how much I miss it.
Not just the mass. But that bygone, lost, never seemingly to be repeated, sense of awe. Purpose. Soaring mystique. Something so magnificently elevating.
A few years back, I visited a Dutch church in Eindhoven, where, as a young fellow, decades before, I attended so many. Sixties, early seventies.
Packed out churches.
Awesome sense of unity. Peace. Hope. Something beautiful beyond words.
I almost wish I hadn’t. What existed there was now just a pale, trembling shadow of what once was. So many churches now either gone, demolished, or turned into discos & entertainment centers. Warehouses.
I don’t understand it. The spiritual hunger among so many people is still there. The longing for higher, better, much more pure? Undiminished.
What happened? To everybody? To me?
I could write pages, pages. Would anybody read it.
I went to the Taize Community in France, as a wild young fellow, on a motorcycle. I was 24 or so. Same awe.
Remembered, to this day.