Major University in the Phillipines hosts TLM
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Just thought our Filipino fishes would like to hear about this: http://unavocephilippines.blogspot.c...eturns-to.html

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Quote:As previously announced, the evening of August 24, 2012 saw the Traditional Latin Mass being celebrated in public in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for the first time since the liturgical reforms of Paul VI took effect. UST is the Philippines' oldest existing university and sole Pontifical University. It is also the world's largest Catholic university located in one campus in terms of the number of students (around 45,000 students in the Manila campus).

This surely ranks among the greatest achievements of the canonically-regular branch of the Traditional Latin Mass movement in the Philippines since it began in 1987. It was organized by students and faculty of this university, with training and other forms of assistance provided by Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Joseph (SEDSI).

The Mass was offered in the St. Dominic Chapel in the 3rd floor of the Tan Yan Kee Student Center. The chapel could hold about 60-70 people maximum (including choir and altar servers) but the crowd in attendance -- far more than a hundred-strong -- greatly exceeded expectations, and spilled out into the surrounding corridors. Screens and projectors had to be used to allow the faithful who were in the corridors to follow what was happening inside the chapel. The vast majority of the attendees were students of the University. Most of the servers and the whole choir were also drawn from UST students -- all in their late teens and early twenties -- who had practiced for this occasion for the past several weeks...

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No rood screen  >:(!?
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(08-27-2012, 12:01 PM)City Smurf Wrote: No rood screen  >:(!?

Spanish style, not English.
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I'd like to also point out that the TLM has been celebrated in two other Catholic universities here in Manila, the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila (where it has more or less acquired some sense of regularity) and the De La Salle University of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. In the former, a Pontifical Low Mass is set to be celebrated in September by HE Antonio Tobias, my bishop, while in the latter, a very well-attended Mass for Corpus Christi was held back in June. Both of these universities, however, have very strong strains of liberalism, thus making the celebration(s) of the TLM all the more significant. Of these three universities, the University of Sto Tomas has the most orthodox congregation, not to mention the sheer numbers; here's hoping that more will come to know the TLM through these celebrations. The Filipino faithful greatly needs a spiritual recharging.
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(08-27-2012, 12:03 PM)Phillipus Iacobus Wrote:
(08-27-2012, 12:01 PM)City Smurf Wrote: No rood screen  >:(!?

Spanish style, not English.

Rood screen in Toledo Cathedral:

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