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8/20/2016 6:53:00 PM
Gives me focus
Cardinal Robert Sarah presides at Mass facing east.
Cardinal Robert Sarah presides at Mass facing east.

Regarding “Facing east,” July 15, page 13:

I can see how having the priest stand in front of the altar, facing the tabernacle, feels like being with a general leading us in spiritual battle. The wisdom of the Catholic Church is that she knows that the postures and gestures of our bodies at Mass are to remind us of both physical and spiritual realities before us.

Do I forget this at times? Yes, but these gestures help me get back in focus. Having all members of the Mass standing in union, facing the table of sacrifice and the tabernacle will send a powerful message.

Marie Barzen

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