Sunday, July 26, 2009

In Honor Of Our Visiting Priest From France Via Brittany
M. l'abbé Hugues Beaugrand, IBP. 2d from the right

It's not everyday that a lil' country parish in the wilds of the Sand Hills area of North Carolina gets someone from the Institute of The Good Shepherd to drop by just to say hey y'all (in a French accent, of course).

And if you were wondering, the IBP (l'Institut du Bon Pasteur) is kinda like the French version of the FSSP, but in light of their overt Gallicism... well, I'll let that go.

But fortunate we are to have Father Beaugrand celebrating his very first Mass in The United States, and a High Mass to boot! Hopefully, Father Parkerson (being the fine Southern Gentleman that he is) had the good manners to take Fr. Beaugrand to Smithfield's Chicken 'N BBQ after Mass.

And speaking of Mass (the Traditional Latin kind), I couldn't help but notice the following;

1. The lady sitting next to me is originally from Korea.
2. The family across the isle and two pews up are originally from Puerto Rico.
3. I ran into a lady after Mass who spoke with a very heavy Eastern European accent.
4. As previously stated, the visiting priest is from France.

Amazingly enough, we all worshipped in the same language and also understood exactly what was going on.

THAT'S true Catholic diversity in action.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I wonder what "Y'all" sounds like in French-accented Ecclesiastical Latin. LOL

5:27 PM  
Blogger Confiteor said...

Honestly, I have found that there is nothing like the true faith and the traditional liturgy to truly unite people from all walks of life. In all of the Novus Ordo parishes I have ever had the misfortune of being a parishioner of it is quite the opposite. No unity at all. You always had the common cliques not to mention the huge divide between the people who actually believe the Catholic faith and those who are just there in body because thats what they grew up doing or they have created there own religion/spirituality and just use the Catholic Church to make themselves feel legit.

7:57 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

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2:11 PM  
Blogger nypd green said...

"Amazingly enough, we all worshipped in the same language and also understood exactly what was going on."
Things can get confusing quick enough after Mass though. I heard my red haired Yankee wife's conversation with your Southern pastor was quite entertaining!LOL!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

NYPD Green, I was feelin' the love.

5:47 PM  
Blogger nypd green said...

What truer testiment to the power of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form than that!

11:29 AM  

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