Just a brief interlude, and coolness for me. Through a couple of blogs I read, I found out that the beloved St. Padre Pio celebrated the Latin Mass!!! And we've got video proof thanks to YouTube! It was his feast day in the Novus Ordo liturgical calendar in the Church, yesterday.
First this short clip in colour of the Last Mass that Padre Celebrated, which was a Solemn Tridentine/ Latin Mass or Missa Solemnis.
And second, my favourite clip, rare footage of the Saint while going about his daily duties and such in the Monastery. I like this clip because it shows him being himself, a holy monk, but human, expressing, joy, laughter, and other things with his fellow friars, and even a little joking around with the cameraman. We often hold saints like they are demi-gods, forgetting there can be none other than God himself, and his three persons with one Divine Nature in the Trinity. Seeing a film like this grounds you reality, but also puts a smile on your face, and even makes you realize, hey, perhaps it is possible to be human, and holy, like a saint ... this saint ... Padre Pio.
Pax Tibi Christi, Julian Barkin.
P.S. DONT FORGET SERVER PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY FOR SUD!!! SEE HERE!!!.