Thursday May 18, 2017
Update for the avid followers of my adventures in Latin... I am now proficient! Meaning, I can say the words in the right way and with the right meaning, still takes the better part of 3 hours to celebrate the Mass! And No, it's not because I preach to long... which maybe I do, on occasion - or so I've heard! AND I am having such a spiritual time of renewal at the monastery, I've decided to return to Scotland and live the life of an ancient Celtic monk on the top of a mountain... where you are welcome to join me for Mass (Tridentine of course) at 8, 10 and Noon on Sundays and Daily at noon.... LOL just kidding!
I am enjoying learning the Usus Antiquus, Latin is easier than I expected (but no grammar test please). It's awesome praying the Monastic Diurnal (other LOTH) and (chanted angelically by the monks), which I'm beginning to be able to follow with mind and not just spirit! It's a blessing to take it all in and learn in a place of prayer and silence (except for the 100s of crows who weren't told this is a monastery ... :) jk, they sound great... although the monks chanting sound better!)
Keep praying for me! While I was in England with the Friars of the Renewal at St. Pio Friary, Fr Glenn Sudano CFR gave me a great idea... pray for the gift of tongues... specifically Latin! :)
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Fr. Blair Gaynes has been in the Diocese since 2008.