We had a Marian Procession for the May Crowning on this Mother’s Day after High Mass. It brought tears to my eyes seeing dozens of little girls in veils and dresses and dozens of little boys in suits and ties processing down the Nave to the altar rail where they placed a flower for Mary that each carried as the parish sung Marian Hymns. They all then sat in the first two pews.
Throughout the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I couldn’t help but think of one word as I gazed at the back of the heads of dozens of little veils. Hope. It seems that if we look at the upcoming generations, they are fueled with addiction to electronics, ignorance, slothfulness, boredom, selfishness, irreverence, and lust, yet here all these kids were saying responses in Latin! Christ is on the move, but it is subtle. It is easy to think that the Church is destroyed and it’s hierarchy is corrupt by modern errors, but even if this were true, the Church is well alive in the youth. It is alive in tiny groups among thousands of traditional parishes across the world. How is this possible? Youth loving the traditions of old? Youth loving Ecclesiastical Latin? Children kneeling and receiving the Eucharist on the tongue? Young people loving the beauty of Catholic artwork and the Latin Mass? Are their parents just forcing them? Maybe for some, but it cannot be, for all of those I’ve spoken to seem to be more traditional than even their parents! Yes, there is hope, but they are not ready yet. They have much trials to face. This young group of soldiers for Christ needs time and help. They need to be shielded from society finding out just as Christ was under the humble manger in Bethlehem from Herod! We must carve the way for His army to take back what we have lost since the 1950s, and in honest reality, since the French Revolution. Hope. May God Bless you all ~ Catholica Romana ⚜️