Saturday, August 01, 2009

MFVA Friars and the Knights of the Holy Eucharist

I had asked the good men of the Knights of the Holy Eucharist to send some photos to the NLM of some of their liturgical activities. One of those photos you recently saw in the context of the modern Roman liturgy, and in addition, they also sent these photos in the context of the usus antiquior.

As an additional bonus, these photos will also show the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word (MFVA), who are the Franciscan friars you know so well through EWTN, putting their recent usus antiquior training into practice -- which they received through the workshops provided by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

In addition to these more recent liturgical activities, the MFVA friars have been celebrating the modern Roman liturgy within a spirit of continuity for some time now. Indeed, I might add that they, along with EWTN, brought this approach to the modern Roman liturgy to a wide audience even many years ago, and are accordingly deserving of a great deal of recognition in my estimation. Thinking back over 15 years now, I can recall watching their televised Masses and being personally struck and influenced by them.

The celebrant of this Mass, which took place at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, was Fr. Joseph Mary Wolf, MFVA.

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