Mass summarized entire life of Archbishop Lefebvre

October 11, 2014
Source: District of the USA

Day 2 of the Angelus Press conference began with the offering of the Holy Sacrifice, which as Bishop Tissier de Mallerais explained, "The holy Mass summarizes the entire life of Archbishop Lefebvre."


Author of Marcel Lefebvre: The Biography, Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais began his talk on Day 2 of the Angelus Press Conference by stating, "The holy Mass summarizes the entire life of Archbishop Lefebvre."

This excellent explanation of Archbishop Lefebvre's life in the light of the Mass including many quotes and stories of the archbishop's witness to the power of the Mass to bring souls to Christ and ultimately founding a priestly fraternity to continue the traditional formation of priests offering the Mass as it has been for centuries and laying the foundation for a rebirth of Catholic culture. 

Fittingly, the day's schedule began with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Angelus Press 2014 Conference's theme of "The Mass: Heart of the Church" was expanded through conferences offered by Mr. John Vennari, Mr. Michael Matt and Dr. John Rao.

Attendees heard from Mr. Vennari how an emphasis on ecumenism led to the adoption of the New Mass and from Mr. Matt how the dedication of the Society of St. Pius X to the traditional Mass led to motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum which has yielded ever more opportunities for the faithful to attend the Roman Mass.

Dr. Rao illuminated Martin Luther's attack on the Mass explaining how dialogue with ecumenism is dialogue with Protestant notions that separate the material from the spiritual, people from each other, and ultimately separates man from God.

Following dinner, attendees enjoyed a presentation by Mr. Andrew Clarendon with a slideshow illustrating the Mass as a vehicle of Catholic culture.

Between sessions, participants browsed many tables dedicated to apostolates such as the Eucharistic Crusade, the Legion of Mary, and Prayer Crusade for Priests. SSPX, Dominican and Franciscan sisters were also present with many lovely gifts along with the monks from Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery whose coffee was enjoyed by many.The Angelus Press booth hosted a book signing by those authors presenting today's lectures.

read the Day 1 report, "I had no idea... so much to learn" about Mass>