Sacramental encounter

As a small child in the 1960s I attended a Dominican Catholic convent in Gweru and went to the Latin Mass each morning. I knew something tremendous and important was happening. It wasn’t about us, it was about God and the mystery of encountering God in the Real Presence.


Scene from Christmas Holiday, a 1944 Universal Pictures film starring Deanna Durbin. In this unusually long Solemn High Mass scene, we are treated to snippets from a real Midnight Mass celebrated at the former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, the mother church cathedral parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles built in 1876. The cathedral has since been taken over by the city and is now used as event space.



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