About a 3 years ago, our Church started having Eucharistic Adoration after the 8AM Mass and it would run until 5PM. I would always attend and try to say a rosary during a one hour stay after the Mass was said.
Since our town is now mostly hispanic, there has been some adjustments to accomodate various races. We have English, Polish, and Spanish Masses and it is usually no real problem for people.
About a year ago, a woman would show up after the Mass but during Euchastic Adoration and would walk to the front of the Church and kneel in the first pew. The Church was dead quiet as people were showing their respect to God.
Suddenly, this woman would start screaming something in Spanish. She would bellow for about 30 to 45 seconds, then all would be quite. Then she would start screaming again. If no one interrupted her, she would continue this for around 15 minutes.
Since trying to pray during this is near impossible, some people would leave. She did this week after week. Every once in a while, one woman would walk up to her and tell her to be quiet and she would for awhile then leave the Church for that day.
She did this week after week for many months. I once had the opportunity to speak to one of our priest about her. I asked him what is she saying and why. He simple said that he knew about her and that was a song that she was singing. He couldn’t tell me anymore than that.
The Church always has hispanic women at the Eucharistic Adoration and they don’t behave this way.
Since I have always been taught to be quiet in Church, I don’t understand why this is not carried over into the Latin American community. Is this just one woman or is this a cultural thing?