Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Saint Therese Catholic Church
1100 E Alhambra Rd
Alhambra, CA 91801

Distribution of Ashes followed by Mass
According to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Servers and Choir are needed.
Please contact Charles Coulombe, 818-794-9461
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Home from the Liturgical Thirty Years War

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Thomas Merton on Latin Chants

This is what I think about the Latin and the chant: They are masterpieces, which offer us an irreplaceable monastic and Christian experience. They have a force, an energy, a depth without equal. All the proposed English offices are very much impoverished in comparison–besides, it is not at all impossible to make such things understood and appreciated. Generally I succeed quite well in this, in the novitiate, with some exceptions, naturally, who did not understand well. But I must add something more serious. As you know, I have many friends in the world who are artists, poets, authors, editors, etc. Now they are well able to appreciate our chant and even our Latin. But they are all, without exception, scandalized and grieved when I tell them that probably this Office, this Mass will no longer be here in ten years. And that is the worst. The monks cannot understand this treasure they possess, and they throw it out to look for something else, when seculars, who for the most part are not even Christians, are able to love this incomparable art. -Thomas Merton