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the Sacra Liturgia Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone

the Sacra Liturgia Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone

stoking-the-thurible-at-santiago. Santiago De Compostela Incense.

The mammoth Botafumeiro thurible @ the cathedral Santiago de Compostela. It is the largest in the world. "Botafumeiro" means "smoke expeller"

Procession and Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Pentecost: Whitsunday at St Clement’s, Philadelphia, May 24, 2015.

Procession and Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Pentecost: Whitsunday at St Clement’s, Philadelphia, May

Eleven Americans among cardinal-electors :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

New cardinals excited, honored at elevation by Pope :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Dove sta andando la Chiesa cattolica? La Chiesa Una Santa è viva e immacolata nel Suo Sposo; ma una parte di quella visibile rischia di subire una 'mutazione genetica' o questa è già avvenuta nostro malgrado e ne stiamo vedendo gli effetti? Ci confrontiamo per "resistere", nella fedeltà.

Dove sta andando la Chiesa cattolica? La Chiesa Una Santa è viva e immacolata nel Suo Sposo; ma una parte di quella visibile rischia di subire una 'mutazione genetica' o questa è già avvenuta nostro malgrado e ne stiamo vedendo gli effetti? Ci confrontiamo per "resistere", nella fedeltà.

You are to love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength.  Why Catholicism tends to be visually ornate and has all that incense, etc.:  because of belief in the Incarnation.  Because we are matter AND spirit.  To be Catholic is to learn to pray with our senses and our whole bodies; to pray with every material and spiritual gift that we've been given:  we're meant to pray with everything we got.

You are to love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength. Why Catholicism tends to be visually ornate by fenghuang

Just love that tabernacle veil!

in termino maris: theraccolta: San Gorg in Qormi, Malta

Ancient Traditions ( Here, the purpose of incense at Mass )..

Altar boys arrive in procession during a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI to commemorate cardinals and bishops who died this year, at the Vatican