Monday, March 08, 2010

Reform of the Reform Communities: Communauté Saint-Martin

We have featured the Communauté Saint-Martin on the NLM before, and I am delighted to be able to share a few more photos which I recently received from this community in France, whose particular focus is on the very important project of the reform of the reform.

This community celebrate Masses ad orientem as well as versus populum, very often employing the "Benedictine arrangement", and are perhaps particularly well known for their production of Les Heures Grégoriennes; a French-Latin publication "for parishes and communities who want to celebrate the modern Liturgy of the Hours in Latin..." In that regard, they are also assisting in the important project of the promotion of the Divine Office at the parish level.

One of the things which often strikes me as well about this community are the rather interesting and dignified vestments they use, not only those of a "Roman" style, but also some of the very best sort that came out of the revivals of the 20th century Liturgical Movement. (See more of these here.)

With that, I am pleased to present a selection of photos coming from various recent events in the liturgical year.

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As the title and tag of this post might suggest, the NLM would certainly be interested in featuring other communities who have been working for the reform of the reform, similar to the Community of St. Martin.

If you are a monastery or religious community who believe falls into this category, please write:

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