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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Women, do not weep

I just heard a talk in which the priest, from a traditional Latin Mass order, stated that the average age of his community of Mass goers is 40 and under. That could indicate why so many good traditional women from the ages of 40-70 have not found excellent traditional Mass husbands.

Younger sisters in Christ, take heart.


New Sister said...

a priest from the Richmond (VA) Diocese told me that their parish with the lowest median age is the "indult" parish. Standard deviations lower, I would bet.

Supertradmum said...

New Sister, I go to daily NO Mass and the congregation is mostly older than I am, with a few exceptions of stay at home moms. Most are retired or empty nest stay at home moms. A few men go, but overwhelmingly the numbers of women outrank that of men.

There is no daily TLM right now even two and one half miles away, and I have only been to two since I have been here. At those two, the people were very old indeed, 70s and 80s with a few exceptions.

I do not live in an area where there are huge populations of Catholic families--but sadly, on the whole, I do not see young singles at any Mass. The comment was interesting and from a priest not in London.

Gigi said...

I find that reassuring in that "younger" people are seen to be at Mass I suppose, but certainly here in Brighton the majority of the congregation appear to be over forty. But it's certainly an interesting observation you make, speaking as a single Catholic woman of a certain age!

Supertradmum said...

Gigi, and I love your name. we must all pray for each other. those of us of a "certain age".

Gigi said...

Love your Blog Supertradmum - a lot of thought and fine work going on here I can see! "Gigi" is actually short for Gisele Juliette! I rather love my name too, so thank you! And yes, lets all pray supportively for Catholic women of a certain age... :-) x