Yesterday during a discussion, I found out about the Gregorian Mass.
Below is an excerpt from EWTN:
: The practice of Gregorian Masses goes back to a tradition hailing from Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604). According to legend, a deceased monk appeared and requested 30 Masses to be celebrated for the release of his soul from purgatory. On completion of the stipulated days he appeared once more radiant in heavenly glory.
From this legend the practice of celebrating 30 consecutive Masses for one and the same person with the intention of procuring release from purgatory became an established custom which has been regulated in various ways over the centuries.
Anyone familiar with Gregorian Masses? Has anyone asked that a Gregorian Mass be said for someone? I understand there is a cost.
Is this just superstition that most Catholics don’t believe?
I hang out with a very traditional bunch and I am having a hard time separating superstition from standard Catholic discipline.