I am converting to the Catholic Church and went to my first Traditional Latin Mass yesterday. It was just simply amazing. All the altar boys were boys. So much reverence by everybody. I didn’t understand the Latin parts, of course, but I think I will get better at it over time especially with the Latin-English Booklet Missal that is provided.
So much incense and smoke especially because it was High Mass. Just fell in love with it. What clinched it for me completely was the partaking of the Eucharist. As soon as the Eucharist was presented, I couldn’t take my eyes off of it and it was like time just stopped.
Then seeing everybody that was in a state of Grace partaking in the Eucharist was breaktaking. Everybody kneeling in front of this beautiful marble altar rail and receiving it on the tongue.
I can’t wait for the day when I am confirmed and take first confession so I can receive the Eucharist as well. It is well worth the wait though.
Also the Mass was around two hours. Had no idea until my wife pointed out what time it was when she picked me up afterwards. Not sure if that is how it is every week or just during this time but will never complain about that. This is definitely an answered prayer from the Lord and praise God that He blessed Fresno, California, with a Traditional Latin Mass.
For those that have been to a TLM, do you remember your first time? Was your experience any different? The same? Would love to hear about them. Have a blessed week as we are coming upon week two of Lent. God bless you all.