The “beautiful” was thus wedded to the “true”, so that through art too souls might be lifted up from the world of the senses to the eternal
St. Pope John Paul II
The liturgy of the Church is always true; yet Her liturgy should also be beautiful, for beauty attracts. "We can be sure that whoever sneers at the name [of beauty] as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past, whether he admits it or not, can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love" (Hans Urs von Balthasar).
The Mass should then be lived in its integrity... "ite missa est". Catholics departing Mass must strive to live the Mass in their daily lives.
I have recently attended two Masses that strove to bring beauty to the liturgy. Several times during the Mass for the Feast of the Holy Rosary in the usus antiquior, I found myself reflecting that this should be the way Catholics experience Sunday Mass...
Here, in Toronto, the Toronto Traditional Mass Society - Una Voce Toronto has striven to bring beauty to the liturgy. Invited, and against tremendous odds, they managed to organize the liturgy and arrange to provide the music for the Mass that celebrated Msgr. Vincent Foy's 75th Anniversary of Ordination. They deserve your prayers and support.
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