Traditional Catholics Bring Tridentine Mass Back to Lutheran Norway

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It isn't over yet!

( NORWAY: The association UNEC (Union of the Nations of European Christians) organized, from August 5th to 14th, 2006, a "Pilgrimage to Catholic Norway". It's true  that in  this large  country -  with only 4.4 million inhabitants - the  number of  Catholics is  very small,  since  the  whole  country  accepted  Lutheranism in  the beginning  of  the  16th century,  after the exit  of Martin  Luther from  the Catholic  Church. What a calamity! 

The intention of UNEC was, just as was the case with its pilgrimage to "Catholic Sweden" in September 2005, to make something like a come-back, at least for one day, of the holy Catholic Mass (in the old Latin rite codified by Saint Pius V) to the Lutheran churches constructed in ancient times by the Catholics.

The welcome by the Lutherans was cordial and generous, and Tridentine Masses were celebrated in the cathedral Nidaros of Trondheim in the north of the country, in the parochial church of Stranda at the west coast, in the church "in upright wood" of Roeldal near Oslo, and finally, during the return through Denmark, in the famous parochial church of Sulsted near Aalborg with its magnificent restored wall paintings.

It was as if the walls of those churches, after 5 centuries of sadness, trembled for joy while hearing again the Gregorian chant of the Catholic Mass. Many details of these churches, by the way, have been preserved through five centuries  of error: the bench of communion, the preaching chair, statues of the saints, the  small excavation  in  the  wall  for  wine  and  water...

The Catholic ambiance in these churches is more intense than in many modernist churches called "Catholic" today. And it was not only the walls which trembled. It was indeed the Mass itself which turned out to be a providential missionary tool, a pressing invitation to the heretics to return to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The Lutheran archpriest of the cathedral of Trondheim was absolutely  desirous to  assist discreetly  at the  Mass, and  to receive  -  kneeling  down  on  the  communion bench  - a  simple blessing from the Catholic priest.  He dismissed the 48 pilgrims of UNEC with these astonishing words, full of hope:  "Thank you for your pilgrimage, thank you for having brought us Christ "!  In Sweden, the Unec pilgrimage of 2005 had carried important fruits: two  new  seminarians, in  the form  of two  Lutheran clerks  who converted on July 30th, 2006, in  Paris to  the Catholic  Church, while increasing the number of the Swedish seminarians (SSPX)  to four. A big sign of hope!

May God also grant this same fruit to Norway, whose Lutheran church is collapsing under satanic assault—such as the ordination of "priestesses" (since 1961) and the nuptial blessing of homosexual couples (since 2004). We have great hope for Norway; let's  pray and  let's become missionaries for our dear Scandinavian brothers, for their return to eternal Salvation in the  Catholic Church!  UNEC will organize in 2007 a pilgrimage to eastern Turkey, and in 2008 to Ireland-Iceland. (ru; cf.  IGFM Aug.8, Idea Aug. 12)