Friday 26 November 2010

Traditional Rite Parish in France

When I was in France last week I was fortunate enough to discover the church of Notre Dame de Recouverance, a church in Orleans dedicated to the Traditional form of the Roman Rite. (It's just possible to see the statuary above the High Altar depicting the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple [the recovery] - with our Lord in the centre; the doctors on the left with Our Lady and St Joseph on the right.) A small schola of eight sang very beautifully; ten servers - from little ones to teenagers. It was wonderful to experience a very normal parish life and setting where the Mass is celebrated so beautifully and a good attendance of families - especially given the state of practice in the French church. You can view pictures of the church here:

Some of the younger servers on the church steps

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