Saturday, December 10, 2022

Rorate Caeli Mass in Honor of Our Lady

Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, 
aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, 
and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened 
and bud forth a Saviour.

- first words of the Introit from Isaiah 45:8

"The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion wherein the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn...

...The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ." - FSSP

We braved the falling snow (fishtailing only once on the drive home!) and made it to the beautiful and inspiring Rorate Caeli Mass at our parish early this morning. Perfect way to start the day and pray for some special intentions! Deo Gratias


  1. You are SO blessed to have this special Mass and the Traditional Latin Mass nearby. How we hunger for it here! We have to drive for over an hour for a TLM - of course it is well worth it, regardless of the cost.

    1. We are very grateful for the blessings we have here and don't take them for granted!


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