Today wasn't a day particularly about rubrical rights and wrongs, the old versus the new, the past against modernity. Rather today was about how the Traditional Mass and Liturgy and its sacred place in our wonderful Catholic Church can engage and re-engage souls.
The interesting array of speakers captivated a full audience in what was a truly informative day on some of the spiritual aspects of the Traditional Liturgy.
'Trad' or not, I don't think many would have failed to be convinced by the gentle lecture delivered by Bishop Athanasius Schneider on ‘The Renewal of the liturgy according to the perennial sense of the Church’ or by the compelling and vigorous instruction given by Father Michael Mary of the Transalpine Redemptorists on ‘The Traditional Mass and Spirituality: 'That we may relate it in another generation".
All speakers gave excellent summaries on an array of topics which linked back to theme for day: 'The Traditional Mass and Evangelisation'.
This event proves that the Latin Mass Society has come a long way and whilst the primary job of getting the Traditional Mass to become woven into parish life is still a work in progress, events like today’s demonstrate that the Society can still offer much to promote the ancient and sacred liturgy - especially poignant as it approaches it’s Golden Jubilee Year.