Saturday, November 21, 2015

Laying A Few More Bricks in Switzerland

Fr Zuhlsdorf likes to use the phrase “brick by brick” to describe the slow and often painstaking process of building back up the Church’s liturgical life after decades of widespread neglect and abuse. So here is another example of a few more bricks being laid for the restoration of the Sacred Liturgy, sent in by a group of students at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Let us offer a small prayer or two that their initiative continue and succeed.

“Since last September, with a small bunch of students, we organize every Wednesday a Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. The main particularities are the offering of the Sacrifice in Latin, with the Gregorian chant, ad orientem, and with the traditional way to receive the Holy Eucharist. The chaplain of the University, since his arrival in September, is a supporter of the initiative. These pictures were taken this week on the occasion of St Martin’s feast, celebrated by our chaplain.

We want to associate this student project with the Reform of the Reform and especially with the new liturgical movement that actually spreads throughout the world. ... We hope this still small project will grow and that the Christ through his holy liturgy will touch many people in Fribourg and elsewhere.”

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