Tuesday, September 9


Further Tridentine Tidings from the University of Notre Dame

Friends at our alma mater, Notre Dame (well, duh), inform me that the weekly Tridentine Low Mass instituted in the wake of Summorum Pontificium has been moved to the more convenient time of 9:00 AM; furthermore, this Sunday, September 14, the mass will be a sung mass, the first at Notre Dame in nearly four decades. This is a historic occasion, and if you're a student at Notre Dame, a local, or an alum within driving distance, it's worth your time to come out and show your support. It will be held, as usual, at the beautiful chapel of Alumni Hall dorm, in the heart of campus. (Sadly, I won't be there, as New York City does not qualify as 'within driving distance,' and there aren't any subway connections.)

The first Low Mass last year absolutely packed the chapel, and even got written up in the alumni magazine. Campus Ministry has been very helpful and accomodating to requests for the Extraordinary Form on campus (as well as featuring it prominently on their website), and will be even more responsive if events like this draw a crowd. So, show up! Notre Dame has been a barometer of the growing resurgence of orthodoxy among the young, and as with events like the Eucharistic Processions of the past four or so years, people across the country will notice and follow its lead.

Sung Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 9:00 AM
Alumni Hall Chapel (St. Charles Borromeo), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

NB: Please let us not turn the comments here into a referendum on Notre Dame. It is sufficient to say that things have greatly changed for the better on campus since the '80s and '90s without getting into particular faculty and programs. It's all be said before, pro and con.

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