Saturday, December 17, 2011


On Saturday morning at 6AM, December 17, Father celebrated a Rorate Mass.  The idea is to experience the light of Christ grow into the fullness of daylight in the midst of our darkness.  So Mass is said in darkness, except for the light of candles.  As Mass continues, the sun gradually fills the chapel with light.

With the aid of the flash, this is what the chapel looked like at 6AM

But this is what people saw at 6AM when they entered the chapel.

In the early part of the Mass, during the lessons, it was still very dark and Father had to read the Missal with the help of candles.

By the middle of Mass, at the Sanctus, the sun had risen enough to start filling the chapel with light, though candles were still helpful.

After the Mass, in full daylight, we prayed the rosary for the intention of the Pro-Life cause, and chanted the Litany of Loreto.

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