WOW! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL I JUST HAD TO POST IT!

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This is a photo of Bishop Richard Umbers, 46, auxiliary bishop of Sydney (the youngest bishop in Australia and the first born in the 1970’s) from the Opus Dei prelature,  celebrating a pontifical extraordinary form of the Roman Rite Mass recently, in the Sydney suburb of Arcadia.

He celebrated the old liturgy quite regularly as a priest as well, and it is rather unusual for Opus Dei clergy to do this.  Umbers has been a bishop for less than twelve months.

Perhaps it is evidence that among a younger generation of Catholics, the Tridentine Mass is becoming far more popular.
With talk of a much touted reconciliation with the Society of St Pius X, it may indeed a sign that in the future, older liturgical forms will become more common place in church life.

HAT TIP:  ANDREW RABEL

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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 Responses to WOW! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL I JUST HAD TO POST IT!

  1. Thanks Bishop Rene for including this! As the author of the email, indeed I did get the city wrong. It was in Sydney. If it can be amended on the blog, by all means.

  2. abyssum says:

    Mar,perhaps the author of the article confused Sydney with Brisbane?

  3. Mar says:

    I’d be interested to know where this information came from. I’m from Brisbane and there’s no suburb called Arcadia here.

  4. So beautiful that it brings tears to my eye!!! Thank you, Bishop for posting this!! i will try to put this picture on my iphone so I can meditate on it, even in the night…. this moment when Jesus is lifted high…takes one’s breath away! What a miracle!!!! God bless this new Bishop Richard Umbers!

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