artwork courtesy of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Curtis said, “The faithful reacted vigorously in defense of the Blessed Sacrament, which they loved; this era saw the advent not only of the feast of Corpus Christi, but also the major elevations at Mass at the consecration, Eucharistic processions, and other pious acts of devotion toward Our Lord present in the Most Holy Eucharist.”
Berengar of Tours, in Latin Berengarius Tuornensis, was an 11th-century French theologian and archdeacon of Angers, a scholar whose leadership of the cathedral school at Chartres set an example of intellectual inquiry through the revived tools of dialectic that was soon followed at the cathedral schools of Laon and Paris. He came into conflict with Church authorities over the doctrine of transubstantiation, instead arguing for a more spiritual presence. He confessed his error twice, in 1059 and 1079, and died in union with the Church.
Met a new convert today from Lafayette, CA. She was there with her son. I also saw a plain-looking lady with the most beautiful, sparkly white, black, and silver veil over a white, black, and pink silk dress with a shawl of the same broad stripes. She is plain no more. I told her she looked beautiful.
One more thing. I was told today that our FSSP priests are carefully picked from applicants for their intellectual acuity and desire for fraternity … and, I would add, ability to cope with the demands of an ascetic style of life. Not every man is accepted.