We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Assumption Mass | Holy Father in Korea


The Holy Father celebrated Mass in Latin for a packed stadium. The choir and congregation responded in Latin and sang powerfully in Korean. The Marian hymns were confident and uplifting. The Holy Father spoke deliberately and clearly in English.

The live feed and coverage by the Korean media was excellent. The audio was excellent and captured well the excellent choir and orchestra. The Mass concluded with remarks by Korean prelates and the Holy Father. The Angelus and Final Blessing were in Latin.


Congregation/Sanctuary

Congregation

Vestments

Choir1

Choir & Orchestra

Choir2

Offertory

Soloist | Panis Angelicus

Veils

1 comment:

  1. So ... Pope Francis is not against Latin in the Mass! Thanks for showing this Wendell and proving the "laptop bombardiers" wrong on the Web! Pax. P.s. The maestro for that orchestra in the surplice and cassock is literally now a "choirmaster" isn't he?

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