Scottish reporter finds Latin mass a "chilling experience"

"There was no heating in the Sacred Heart RC church in Bridgeton, a vast 100-year-old building in the bosom of a parish first established in 1873. Perhaps that was because there were only 31 of us in the congregation, but being freezing cold certainly helped focus the mind. After all, they do say austerity is good for the soul," writes reporter Cate Devine of the Herald Scotland after attending a recent Latin mass.

Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to visit the country in the near future. The reporter hoped to reconect with her childhood experiences of the Latin mass. In recent years, the Pope has encouraged churches to return to liturgical Latin for worship services.

 

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