Laudetur Iesus Christus! Happy feast of St. Lucy, the virgin and martyr who, due to her eyes being removed during torture, is the patron saint of eye ailments. Tonight, if you can somehow get above the cloud deck (if you’re flying), is also the beginning of the Geminids meteor shower which occur on her feast day (Lucy meaning Light). It also marks the 4 year anniversary of the CLMC’s Sunday coffee celebrations, which we kicked off on this date in 2015. You can learn more about this saint here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsadvent6a.html
Rorate Mass tomorrow morning: Just a reminder that St. Ann will offer their annual Rorate Mass tomorrow Saturday December 14 at 6:30 AM – a beautiful candlelight Advent Latin Mass at dawn. Next Saturday December 21 Holy Cross parish in Kernersville (near Winston-Salem) will offer the last Rorate Mass of the season, with a Solemn High Mass.
Christmas Midnight Mass update: We are pleased to report that a 3rd parish in the diocese will be offering a Midnight Christmas Traditional Latin Mass – St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country in Boone, which will be a Solemn High Mass. St. Ann parish and St. John the Baptist in Tryon are also offering Midnight Latin Masses. Sacred Heart in Salisbury is offering a 12:30pm Latin Mass (The Mass of Christmas Day).
You can see the latest schedule updates for Advent and Christmas here: https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/
Weekend reading – Reviving Religious Life in Britain: Lastly, if you have time this weekend, we wholeheartedly recommend an inspiring article by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, a Latin Mass priest in the U.K. who wrote on the need to revive religious life in Britain – specifically according to the Traditional Rite. While it’s about the United Kingdom, there is no reason why his ideas cannot be applied to the U.S. and specifically our diocese. Please also pray for our diocese – the Carolinas are lacking in religious life – particularly cloistered orders, monasteries – especially ones that are exclusively Latin Mass based. As John Senior wrote, monastic life is critical to restoring Christian culture. Fr. de Malleray’s article can be read here:
Sensus Fidelium also has a sermon based on the article: https://youtu.be/N8hdrD5fSPM