SEEDS OF H0PE THAT THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH WILL SURVIVE THE COMING WINTER

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2 Responses to SEEDS OF H0PE THAT THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH WILL SURVIVE THE COMING WINTER

  1. It is certainly wonderful that new religious communities are finding an anchor on which to thrive in the last residual of the Church’s marvelous patrimony, the Roman Rite of the Mass as it was up until the dissolution promoted during and after Vatican ii.

    As for the Carmelites, to my knowledge there is only one community that espouses what Saints John of the Cross and Teresa espoused for that Order, a strict adherence to the ancient Carmelite Rite. That community is the Carmelite Hermits in Wyoming.

    Hopefully, in the future all authentic Carmelites of the Reform will return to the ancient Carmelite liturgy, which was prevalent even past the death of St. Theresa and up until a few years before St. John of the Cross died, when secular priests who had joined the Reform managed to gain influence and mandate that the Order henceforward adhere to the Roman Rite alone.

    However, this in many ways runs counter to the profound integrity of the spirit of the Reform espoused by Saints John and Teresa.

  2. Sheepdog says:

    At the Low Tridentine Mass I went to earlier today (FSSP), there were many families and children. This Mass was one of three Masses on Sunday. That parish produces many vocations, including to the religious orders.

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