“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
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. 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