Friday, May 30, 2008

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Orthfully Catholic would like to wish all their readers a Happy and Holy Solemnity.

At the moment there are only a handful of Seminarians on site as the majority of the house are out on Pastoral Placements. All that are left are those going on Extended Pastoral Placements next academic year and those preparing to be ordained Deacon or Priest.

However this didn't stop us from observing the Solemnity with full pomp and ceremony. Last night the Blessed Sacrament was exposed in a 19th Century Monstrance with images of the Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart and Holy Patriarch on it. After an hour's Adoration we had Compline, Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus sung in Latin, Benediction and the Solemn Salve.
This morning we had High Mass with bells and smells despite this meaning there were only the Lectors, Sacristan and two Religious Sisters in the pews.

Ooh, it were 'igh!

God Bless you all,

The Seminarians

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