Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is the small city near Krakow, where the Sanctuary of the Passion of Our Lord is located. The Sanctuary is modelled to reflect the real topography of Jerusalem. Many chapels are built around the main basilica churches that represent different mysteries of the Passion of Our Lord and life of Our Lady.
|Interior of one of the chapels|
|The church of Tomb of Our Lady|
|The chapel - Olive Garden|
|All chapels have pulpits for priest or leader of the prayer|
|The chapel - House of Our Lady|
|The chapels 'Seat of Pilatus' with holy stairs and the chapel 'Jesus takes his cross'|
On this video you may see how the Masses are celebrated on the side altars in places where there are many priests. This is from our favorite Benedictine Abbey in Le Barroux, France.
Holy Smoke - The Use of Incense in the Catholic Church
by Matthew D. Herrera
The word “incense” is derived from the Latin incendere, which means “to burn”. It is commonly used as a noun to describe aromatic matter that releases fragrant smoke when ignited, to describe the smoke itself, and as a verb to describe the process of distributing the smoke.
Read this post on Holy Mass of Fr. Peter Carota on his excellent blog:
(...)When you go to the Novus Ordo mass, it can be a very human experience. When you go to the Latin Mass it is very divine.(...)Remember:
In the Tridentine Mass, the only reason for music is to take the soul to heaven, not to have a nice experience. The long silence and kneeling forces you to have to go beyond the visible to the invisible. The priest has, what looks like his back to the people (he is actually facing God the Father to whom he is offering his prayer) and is in Persona Christi. The priest is not important. The real invisible action and presence of Jesus through the priest is what is important. (...)
in the Mass "we celebrate the memorial of the blessed Passion, the Resurrection from the dead, and the glorious Ascension into heaven of Christ, Our Lord". (Canon Missae)
Give only one reason to miss it on any Sunday?