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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Young People Demand Return of TLM

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Hope from Uganda:

The Daily Monitor: Every Sunday morning, a special congregation of Catholics meets at the Uganda Catholic Management and Training Institute at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala to celebrate the Tridentine Mass (traditional Latin Mass).

This Mass, comprised of mostly young people, started three years ago when a priest who could lead it became available.

Fr Christophe Nouveau is one of a kind in the country. “I was first contacted by some parishioners of Rubaga in late 2004 when I had just moved to Kenya. I had been invited there to start a traditional Latin Mass congregation and a few months into the mission, Uganda came calling,” he says.

The 46-year-old priest could only commit to one country at a time, and therefore could only visit the Rubaga parishioners once in a while for the next ten years. He moved to Uganda in 2015.

…An article in USA Today stated, “There is a movement among young Catholics to know, discover and preserve their Catholic heritage, and the traditional Latin Mass fits in with that. I think they are drawn to the liturgical richness of the past.”

Fr. Nouveau has also been contacted by Catholics in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. He regularly travels to parishes in Mbale, Soroti, Kabale districts to lead the Latin Mass.

Why this Mass is important:

The traditional Latin Mass presents a great sense of beauty and reverence and a sense of historical continuity. A sense of awe fills your heart to know that when you come to the Latin Mass you are praying the same prayers that the saints from as far back as 1,500 years ago prayed including our very own Uganda Martyrs.”

So far, two young men have already been sent to a special seminary in France to gain expertise in leading the traditional Latin Mass and two more will leave this year for the same.

 

REMNANT COMMENT: This is far from over, friends. In the end Our Lady of Victory’s immaculate heart will triumph, and the revolution of Vatican II will take up permanent residence in the bowels of Hell...right where it belongs.

 

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