On this August Sunday, the members at St. Francis had been packed in — few vaccinated or carrying masks. Within the choir loft, Kwasniewski, Bauer and others had been chanting Gregorian melodies, projecting a warbly sound that echoed as if the church had been a stone cave. On the altar, Heffernan was main the Mass advert orientem — going through towards the altar, again turned to the congregants — and praying in Latin, generally barely above a whisper. For congregants, the Mass had the texture of mystical theater. They had been witnessing one thing that was exhausting to know, and it was as much as them to search out the which means, to hope silently to God.
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