(Reposted) I delighted to announce the launch of
The Latin Mass and the Intellectuals:
Petitions to Save the ancient Mass from 1966 to 2007
Preface by Martin Mosebach
With contributions from Leo Darroch, Fr Gabriel Díaz-Patri, Philip Maxence, Sebastian Morello, Matthew Schellhorn, and Erik Tonning
I introduced it in Rome, at the Pax Liturgia Conference, Friday 27th October.
The London launch will take place at the St Wilfrid Hall, London Oratory SW7 2RP
As you know, I have many friends in the world who are artists, poets, authors, editors, etc. Now they are well able to appreciate our chant and even our Latin. But they are all, without exception, scandalized and grieved when I tell them that probably this Office, this Mass will no longer be here in ten years. And that is the worst. The monks cannot understand this treasure they possess, and they throw it out to look for something else, when seculars, who for the most part are not even Christians, are able to love this incomparable art.