Monday, September 22, 2014

Dominican Rite Mass at the Dominican Monastery in Marbury AL

On the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., celebrated a Missa Cantata for the Dominican cloistered nuns of the Monastery of St. Jude in Marbury AL.   The sisters have kindly shared these photographs of the event.

Fr. Pius arrives at the altar of the Chapel

The Elevation of the Chalice from behind the grill
The extension of the priest's arms after the Consecration
Father leaves the altar after Mass
The nuns of Marbury celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours in Latin using the traditional antiphons, hymns, and responsories from the Dominican Antiphonale.  They also sing Mass using the chants of the Dominican Gradual.
You can read more about these nuns here.

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