FEW DAYS AGO, our dear friend Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote an article on New Liturgical Movement about his experience at the Sacred Music Colloquium. He developed this interesting “Modern Man” idea, imposing rationalism and romanticism on the Liturgy. Kwasniewski was very impressed to see many young men and women falling in love with the Church’s Tradition at the Colloquium and Sacra Liturgia.
Dr. Kwasniewski has proven that new Sacred Music do not have to be “modern music”. His piece, O Passio Magna was sung during one of the Masses and two of his new pieces were sung at the new music reading session. His collection of Sacred Choral Works can be found here.
T THE COLLOQUIUM, I experienced the true Ars Celebrandi, the Art of Celebration. The liturgies, both Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form, were done so well. The beauty of the Heavenly Banquette was reflected to us through the angelic chant and polyphony, glorious sound of the pipe organ, the very noble vestments, and the beautiful churches. It was one of my best Liturgical experiences and I am sure it’s the same for many young participants. Every Mass should reflect our believes, our Catholic faith. “Lex orandi, lex credendi“, it is wonderful to see so many young men and women, the future of the Church, understand this idea of “the law of prayer is the law of believing”. There is hope in our Church!