Tuesday, April 17, 2012
POPE BENEDICT XVI CELEBRATES HIS 85th BIRTHDAY IN PAULINE CHAPEL AT THE VATICAN WITH A REFORM OF THE REFORM ORDINARY FORM MASS AD ORIENTEM
Yesterday, April 16, the Holy Father's 85 birthday saw him once more celebrating Mass ad orientem in this chapel where he could have easily have celebrated toward the people if he had so desired, but he didn't!
For some reason I cannot save the photos there to then post on my blog, but thanks to qwikness, you might be able to down load a truck load of fabulous photos! Go to 7 of 15 and 8 of 15 to see the ad orientem and kneeling for Holy Communion. Truly fabulous. SO PRESS THIS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!
As well, you will note that all the communicants received Holy Communion on their tongue while kneeling. I wonder what the Holy Father is telling us by modeling these two things, ad orientem and kneeling for Holy Communion? Is it a sign of mandates to come? I'm not clairvoyant, but maybe I am, but I'll let the signs speak for themselves.