Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Seton Hall University

The following announcement came to the NLM from Seton Hall University:

Celebration of Mass in Latin

According to the Liturgy of Vatican II

(Novus Ordo) on the following dates:

Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Celebration of a High Mass

According to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

(the Tridentine Mass) on the following date:

Monday, April 28, 2008

All Masses will be held in the Temporary Chapel at 6 pm

Boland Hall

Speaking for myself, I am always very interested in hearing of these events going on within university settings. Perhaps it is in part because of my interest in the Oxford Movement and the Cambridge Camden Movement, but I think it is more than a simple romanticization flowing from those two movements. That said, there is a relevance to them. What was demonstrable in those two cases was that there could indeed be great potential found within such settings that could move beyond the so-called "ivory tower" of the academia and reach in broader ecclesiastical life and parish practice.

For myself this makes manifest sense for the reason that the academic orientation of those at the institution is condusive to a more studied consideration of the issues surrounding the liturgy in view of Catholic principles and history. Where that is the case, this has the potential to create strong advocacy and apologetics for the tradition both for the present and in the future.

At very minimum it is a way to continue to introduce and spread the tradition to younger Catholics, which is always of benefit.

More recent articles:

For more articles, see the NLM archives: