has told me the Saints she was inspired to choose for me.
St. Angela Merici and St. Gianna Beretta Molla.
I have lots of reading to do to discover these holy women. Thanks JMJ!
I was speaking with JOT on the phone earlier about prayer. I have always had difficulty praying rote prayers in my mind..lots of distractions, etc. I have found it's much easier to pray them out loud. During Adoration it is a supreme act of the will to concentrate on Jesus and not say or "think" anything. I began to wonder why this is and if I am the only one who deals with this.
Then I read a post by a young woman who had attended a Latin Mass. She spoke about the difficulty of following along with the language but also that most of the Mass was spent in silence.
That's where it hit me. I am a Novus Ordo Catholic. I've only been to one Latin Mass in my life, as an adult. I was born and raised on the N.O. I realized that I had no experience with praying and worshipping in silence. The N.O. Mass is filled with songs and responses by the congregation. There is not a whole lot of quiet time. I had learned how to pray out loud.
I don't even really know where this is going but I thought it was interesting and wondered if anyone else had thought of this?
Cheeky Pink Girl: I Went To My First Latin Mass