By now readers do, indeed, know that Mother Prioress consented to Father’s request to celebrate the Tridentine Mass in their chapel.
When I got to the “turn”, the Sister who answered was quite surprised by the nature of my message. She promptly went to find Mother Prioress, and when she came back to the “turn”, she asked me a question on behalf of Mother. I figured it would be better for Mother to talk to Father directly, so I volunteered to get him. Then, after showing Father to the “turn”, I went outside where many people had gathered in the veranda for refreshments.
When Father came out, we knew it was a “go”! He said that Mother was making a phone call to see if she could get a couple of boys to serve. Standing nearby, there happened to be two young men who knew how to serve for the low Mass. So, with them and the two others Mother recruited, Father had four servers for the next day. And it wasn’t a low Mass. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the Sisters, we had a Missa Cantata!
The Sisters chose Mass setting number 8. Everything went amazingly well considering they had never sung for the TLM. Mother Prioress assigned the Propers to individual Sisters since they would not have time for group practice. I only found out much later that one Sister had stayed up until 1:30 a.m. practising her part. I imagine the other Sisters must also have been quietly singing in their cells late into the night!
Deo Gratias! Thank you, Fr. Perrone! Thank you, Mother Prioress!
Please pray for the good Sister in Traverse City!