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Joe Frances said in January 5th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

What a beautiful Mass and we were so blessed to have our Bishop present and leading the blessing prayers in Latin. He is a man of dignity and warmth. Today remedied me of last Epiphany, when we were privileged to have Bishop Athanasius Schneider at St. Mary’s.

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dstrain said in January 5th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

that must have been such a beautiful mass and so many graces. thanks for sharing the pictures. GOD BLESS U AND ALL THOSE THAT ATTENDED

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RinA said in January 6th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Congratulations. I have to ask why a church with such stunning gothic structural details and decoration would install a baroque/counter-reformation altar? The styles clash rather severely.

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anonymous said in January 7th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

it was beautiful mass. the entrance music of ecce sacredos magnus sent chills to my spine. bishop Caggiano was gracious and hopefully we will see him celebrate a pontifical mass in the extraordinary form someday.

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Konstantin said in January 7th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Very edifying, a true work of restoration. God bless everybody involved, also the photographer for the great pictures.

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Joe said in January 7th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

A great sign and hope for Saint Mary’s, that Bishop Caggiano sat in at mass. Especially with all the persecution going on right now against tradition. I hop and pray that one day he comes and offers up the traditional mass himself here.

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Sasha said in January 8th, 2014 at 12:59 am

Wow! I want to experience that too!

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[…] Catholicvs (vía The Society St Hugh of Cluny) informa que el pasado 06 de enero, Fiesta de Epifanía,  Mons. Joseph Frank Caggiano, nuevo obispo de Bridgeport, Connecticut (EE.UU.), visitó la iglesia de Santa María, en Norwalk, para bendecirla tras su magnífica restauración. Posteriormente se ofició solemne Santa Misa usus antiquior. A la celebración asistió gran cantidad de fieles. […]

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Christopher Schaefer said in January 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

In response to RinA who asks “why a church with such stunning gothic structural details and decoration would install a baroque/counter-reformation altar?” Such stylistic mashups actually are rather common in ancient European churches. But here at St. Mary’s the reredos actually is a Counter-Counter-Counter Reformation design. We all know that the Counter Reformation began in the 16th century. However, the Counter-Counter Reformation was initiated immediately after Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy was promulgated in 1963. With Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum of 2007 we officially began the Counter-Counter-Counter Reformation. Thus, the recently-completed renovations at St. Mary’s, Norwalk perhaps represent the most significant architectural manifestation to date of this latest era in the liturgical history of the Catholic Church.

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