Queen of Angels Catholic Church (SSPX) in Dickinson, Texas

 

“The Mass is the most beautiful thing in the Church.”   ~St. Alphonsus Liguori

For a history of Queen of Angels Church “The Angelus Online” has a great article here.

Last weekend, I was on vacation in Houston, Texas. Before departing on Sunday, I attended Mass at Queen of Angels. A beautiful experience! The Mass offered was a Low Mass but it was especially stunning in this glorious, peaceful and most beautiful atmosphere. The High Altar is magnificent! Words cannot do Queen of Angels justice so I post some pictures that I took of everything.  Of note is the relic of St. Philomena that is on display in the Church. I was able to take some good shots of it.  And of course, it’s always wonderful to see Pope St. Pius X!

“The Tridentine Mass is something which must be experienced, and only then will it become clear why, in an article written fifteen years after the introduction of the Novus Ordo Missae, the Tridentine Mass can be termed with perfect accuracy: ‘the Mass that will not die.'”  ~Michael Davies

A few words from Steven, the Knight of Tradition:

“Although this blog often covers the unfortunate state of affairs in the Church today, it should be acknowledged that much good is being accomplished today for the greater honor and glory of God and for the good of souls.  The traditional movement, which started as but a wee mustard seed under the providential guidance of Archbishop Lefebvre, has grown beautifully through decades of loving dedication and perserverance.  There have been particularly good fruits harvested in the SSPX’s USA District.  As Fr. Niklaus Pfluger, SSPX, noted in a recent interview in Canada, the U.S. District has now become the largest District in terms of faithful.  90 SSPX Priests offer Mass, administer the Sacraments, and preach the Faith without compromise to tens of thousands of faithful at over 100 Mass Centers.

I hope our readers enjoy the wonderful pictures taken by The Damsel on her visit!  Let us pray that this good harvest of Tradition will only be further manifested in the U.S. and throughout the world!”

Approaching the Church

The grand Crucifix on the top front of the Church

          


“Beauty, like truth and goodness, is a reflection of the divine essence. The closer we come towards God, the closer we come to pure beauty, pure truth, and pure goodness. The Tridentine Mass is theocentric, it is focused not upon man but upon God. By consciously disassociating himself from his everyday life the ordinary worshipper senses at least some intimations of immorality, however rudimentary.”   ~Michael Davies

St. Joseph – Patron of the Universal Church

 

Our Lady – the Mother of God

 

An angel

St. Anthony of Padua

The relic of St. Philomena

The Incorrupt body of St. John Vianney

Beautiful images of Our Lady

The Baptism of Christ

The Baptismal font

An Angel blowing a trumpet from the choir loft. Glorious!

The beautiful pulpit.

The Choir Loft. Look at that organ!

St. Cecilia

 

St. Therese of Lisieux

Now that’s a Confessional!

What beautiful detail there is in these Stations of the Cross!

Side altar to Our Lady

Side altar to St. Joseph

 

The Infant of Prague

Our beloved Patron, Pope St. Pius X

“It would not be an exaggeration to describe this Missal as the most sublime product of Western civilization, more perfect in its balance, rich in its imagery, inspiring, consoling, instructive than even the most beautiful cathedral in Europe.”   ~Michael Davies

It is beautiful to see these sacred, glorious and magnificent Temples of God fully fit and adorned for the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

~Damsel of the Faith

 

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4 thoughts on “Queen of Angels Catholic Church (SSPX) in Dickinson, Texas

  1. newenglandsun

    Only thing out of place is the American flag (possibly the microphone, ancient churches were specifically designed with better acoustics which is something much church architecture now lacks). The rest of it is beautiful.

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    1. Steven C.

      It is very beautiful! As for the American flag, it is an accepted custom to place it in the sanctuary. Read the following by Fr. Leo Boyle, SSPX:

      “The national flag is a symbol of one’s country and is honored and revered everywhere by men of true patriotic spirit. Patriotism is a Catholic virtue and Church law permits the display of the national flag in the Church. Banners of Societies neither condemned nor against the Faith may also be allowed in church and, if requested, out of regard for the Church, may even be blessed. The Congregation for Sacred Rites pronounced on this matter, reference number 4390, as well as the Holy Office on March 31, 1911. The custom is to place the American flag on the Gospel side of the sanctuary, the Vatican flag on the Epistle side.”

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      1. newenglandsun

        Interesting–I like the idea of blessing the country’s flag. It is important for Christians to remember that the governance of their country is ordained of God.
        Though I like the European flags much better having been established by Christians–England carries the cross of St George for instance and Scotland the cross of St Andrew.

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