Hello again, all.
I had the great pleasure of attending another Latin Mass this morning, in the Capuchin Church where I attended my first Latin Mass not too long ago.
The first Mass was given by the priest alone, with no assistance from any kind of server, man or boy. I have since observed that it is common for the priest to have at least one person assisting him while he gives the Mass.
This morning, as we were all sitting there in silence waiting for the Mass to begin, I observed a nun as she walked in and took the bells to where she sat down, which struck me as a bit odd. She then proceeded to carry out the office of substitute altar server, giving all the replies normally given by the altar boy/server, as well as ringing the bells when the server normally would. Naturally she was not by the priest’s side assisting him like a server normally would, but from her seat outside of the altar she was basically being a server.
I am curious whether it is normal practice for a nun to perform these duties.