“It came forth out of the grand mind of the Church, and lifted us out of earth and out of self, and wrapped us round in a cloud of mystical sweetness and the sublimities of a more than angelic liturgy, and purified us almost without ourselves, and charmed us with the celestial charming, so that our very senses seemed to find vision, hearing, fragrance, taste, and touch beyond what earth can give.”
LiveMass, a wonderful apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), streams live Latin Masses from four different locations daily: Warrington, England; Sarasota, Florida, USA; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Fribourg, Switzerland. It functions both as a website and also as an app (available from Google Play and iTunes).
My family and I have been so blessed to be able to spiritually unite ourselves and pray along with the Mass every morning, offered with beautiful reverence by the FSSP priests. The daily Mass videos, after being streamed live, are then saved and made available for playback on the site throughout the remainder of the day, before being replaced by the next day’s Mass. Each Low Mass lasts approximately 45 minutes.
They have recently updated their website, and while I suspect that more information will be forthcoming, I do know the Sarasota Mass airs every weekday morning at 8am Central Time (US), and the Fribourg Mass airs every weekday morning at 11:30am Central Time (US). We have viewed the Sarasota Mass since the beginning (with occasional “trips” to Fribourg when we couldn’t catch Sarasota’s earlier Mass) and have become so fond of the sight of the chapel and the voices of Fr. Dupre, Fr. Bartholomew, and (now transferred) Fr. Passo.
Click on the “Live” button to check if a Mass is currently streaming. If not, hover over one of the location options and select “Mass of the Day” to pray along with the Mass.
The Minute Missive
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Fr. James Mawdsley, FSSP
Fr. James Mawdsley, FSSP, shares his dramatic conversion and vocation story in the above video . . . and also a stirring explanation of what drew him to only offering the Latin Mass. His description of the roles of the priest and laity at Mass are a must-listen. This is an intensely beautiful video that brought me to tears.
Lift Up Your Hearts
I have always found this article to be a wonderful initial explanation of the beauty of the Latin liturgy, especially to the perspective of a newcomer. I remember, as a 19-year-old “newbie” to the Latin Mass after having spent all my life attending the English Mass and serving as both cantor and lector, being absolutely lost and humbled by the strangeness and silence of the Latin Mass as compared to the Novus Ordo.
However, we need not be afraid of that which we can’t immediately understand. In the silence of the heart, God speaks to us. His is a majesty, beauty and love beyond compare. The Latin Mass reveals this to us with truly incomparable expression.
Another simple and eloquent explanation of the Latin Mass, this one thanks to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.