Just because Holy Mass took place in the hotel during the conference, it didn't eliminate the desire to create a sense of the sacred. Note the cross. Two fixed lights happen to be shining in such a way as to create "wings" on the wall behind it. Fr. Perrone is seen walking around the altar and incensing as Deacon Bloomfield aids him.
Here is a closeup of the cross. Not bad for a crucifix on a hotel wall.
Reverence Rules! Doesn't matter if Mass takes place in a Church, or in a hotel-turned sanctuary. A lot of good people worked hard to transport things back and forth to make the environment as solemn as it could be.
Native Detroiter, Fr. Louis Guardiola, CPM delivered a riveting homily in this Mass.
Guess how this Mass is being celebrated (hold that thought). More smells preceding the bells.......
*Bells ringing* My Lord and my God!
It's not the most picturesque setting, but it was indeed prayerful. There were no laser lights, dancing shapes, or liturgical dancers for that matter. Just simple worship.
Parting Shot for Friday Evening....Raymond Arroyo arrives to speak about Mother Angelica and his new book about her life.
More from Call to Holiness 2005
Call to Holiness Post 1
Call to Holiness Post 2