[quote="GloriousOrder, post:4, topic:245543"]
I went to the first ordination of the local Friars Minor. It was at the archdiocesan cathedral on the feast of the Immaculate Conception! Though I was not baptised at that time, and I cannot even begin discerning for years... I feel I am in the pre-seminarian stage anyway. :p
It was certainly very glorious. I'm actually rather happy that I wasn't in a seat, because the "Veni, Creator Spiritus" floated out into the pregnant atmosphere in such a manner that it made me weep. You could have seen the Holy Spirit of God descend, so powerful was the choir. I had to go out into the empty narthex while all the priests of the diocese were laying hands on the ordained man's head. There was just too much emotion and power in the silence, the "loud silence". It was so voluminous... even if the basilica had not been packed-full, the saints would still have made their quiet presence known.
My whole night after that was spent in tears and prayers for this good man. Nothing can equal that Mass!
How beautiful! The Holy Spirit really worked through you!
During the Laying on of Hands, I was trying to sing the "Veni, Creator Spiritus", but my Latin is horrid, so it was quite embarrassing trying to act like I knew what I was doing. :o