Monthly Archives: May 2015

Martin Mosebach: The Liturgy as a Window to Another World

Recently, the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny sponsored a Solemn Mass at the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City which was followed by a talk on the liturgy by the celebrated German novelist and advocate for the Traditional Mass, Martin Mosebach. Catholic website Rorate Caeli published a translation of a similar talk he gave in 2013, available here. Mr Mosebach’s book, Heresy of Formlessness, is available for purchase here.

Ascension Thursday


Et Dóminus quidem Jesus, postquam loctútus est eis, assúmptus est in cœlum, et sedet a dextris Dei. Illi autem profécti prædicavérunt ubíque, Dómino cooperánte, et sermonem confirmánte, sequéntibus signis.

The Feast of the Ascension, still celebrated in the traditional calendar on Thursday, is May 14 this year.

There will unfortunately be no Latin Mass in Birmingham on Thursday, but for those wishing to attend a Traditional Latin Mass on Ascension Thursday, as was the tradition of the Church for many centuries, there will be Masses in both Cullman and Huntsville.

Christ the King Monastery
5060 County Road 1635
Cullman, AL 35058

  • 7:30 a.m. – Low Mass
  • 6:00 p.m. – Low Mass

Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish
1201 Kingsbury Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35807

  • 8:00 a.m. – Adoration
  • 8:45 a.m. – Benediction
  • 9:00 a.m. – Mass
  • 4:30 p.m. – Confessions
  • 5:30 p.m. – Mass

In other news, Fr. Joseph Lody, the pastor of St. Cecilia’s parish in Jasper, is leaving Sunday afternoon to attend a week-long Low Mass training workshop in Denton, NE, with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (more info on them here). Please pray for Fr. Lody during this upcoming week!