Re: [liturgy-l] Re: Most Masses per week?
- On Sep 2, 2004, at 10:28 PM, Christian McConnell wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, asteresplanetaiIt didn't; it died out when a few people graduated. Fun while it
> <asteresplanetai@j...> wrote:
>>> If, however, you count all masses publicized on the campus web
>>> held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in a week
> (there may
>>> well be others), you have the amazing total of one-hundred-forty-
>>> masses in a normal week, and one-hundred-fifty-seven on football
>> regarding this and other statistics, the thought comes to mind that
>> vespers and matins probably are not served at any of the places
>> mentioned, ever. Except perhaps some monasteries.
> FWIW, at ND there is vespers once a week in the Basilica, on
> Sundays. It is rather funny: daily Eucharist and weekly vespers. :)
> A couple of years ago, there was a move to at least recite the
> breviary every day in one of the (many) chapels on campus. I don't
> know if it "took" ...
The Notre Dame Peace Fellowship sang Compline on Monday nights last
year, but this too is a thing of the past, at least for now.
- I seem to recall that the Basilica of Escuipulas (Guatamala) has 8 masses
per day, but that may have just been for solemnities.
Shalom B'Yeshua HaMoshiach
Michael Joe Thannisch
The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] Most Masses per week?
> In a message dated 9/1/04 4:46:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> scottknitter@... writes:
> Wow! But I think I'll stick with the highest total so far for one
> "Mass factory" being 53 at St Patrick's Cathedral, NYC. Looking
> around the Web occasionally for a higher one. I'm wondering whether
> there might be one in Latin America.>>>>
> It doesn't look from their site that the Benedictines of Collegeville
> [Minnesota, USA],
> the "largest Benedictine Community in the World" has a great multiplicity
> at this time.
> They did, though, back in the days before Vatican-2. A couple of
> friends and I visited Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville in the early
> sixties, and
> were shown the enormous sacristy with a large wall directory of the
> altars tucked around the Abbey [I think there were around 25] back in
> days, complete with colored lights to indicate vacancy, reservation, and
> completion of Masses, which the very large priestly numbers checked to
> see where they would go to say Mass that day. They were, in fact, so
> that they pressed the three of us, all trained *Anglocatholic* acolytes,
> service serving a Mass each at three of the altars simultaneously.
> Such ecumenism! Where else but Collegeville?
> David Strang.
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