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"The Power of the Old Mass"
published 31 August 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Friend of CCW, Dr. Jennifer Donelson, has posted this article. Here’s an excerpt:

FTEN, I WOULD HAVE no server, and sometimes no congregation when I started the Mass, so I would simply be unaware that anyone had come in to the chapel. Until I turned around for the “Ecce Agnus Dei” at the people’s Communion, I did not know whose sobs I had been hearing. After Mass, the explanation of these impromptu visitors was almost always the same: “Father, I haven’t seen this Mass in thirty (or forty) years. I have forgotten how beautiful it is.” This was a Low Mass, without any of the grandeur of the Sung Mass or the Solemn High Mass. But people remembered how intensely God-centered it was, how awesome it presented the Mercy of God and the call to holiness — how it invited each of us to such humility before the omnipotence of God.