Saturday, September 14, 2013

On the Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Deo Gratias.  ~  Thanks be to God. 
Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the 6th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect.  Father Z suggests that we all "say a prayer for Benedict XVI and thank God for this important gift to the people of God."  He also suggests that we "find some way to celebrate on this beautiful feast day and anniversary. We have a lot to be thankful for, both in the way of the Holy Cross and in how we renew the Sacrifice of the Cross during celebrations of Mass with the traditional Roman Rite."  So, I baked a cake and decorated it with "Deo gratias." at the suggestion of my husband.  After dinner we plan to share a beautiful and inspiring out-of-print book with our children and celebrate this feast and anniversary with cake!
Deo Gratias Chant Cake

1 - 13x9 Cake
White Frosting
1 Hershey's Chocolate Bar - cut into squares
(optional...additional frosting probably would have worked better)


Frost, decorate, and enjoy! 

Almighty God and Father, Who have revealed Yourself through Your Eternal Word, and have blessed Your Church with Pope Benedict XVI, our teacher in both faith and reason; receive our prayers of thanksgiving for his witness to the beauty of truth, for his example of hopefulness, for his humble service of Christ's Bride. Grant him, in his time of retirement, the reward of study and prayer as he continues to seek, find, and love you in truth. We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

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  1. Hi Jessica!
    As I wrote on your "Shower of Roses" blog, my husband is the organist and music director at our parish and we are both schooled in the ancient music of the Latin Mass, having sung in various choirs over the years. Your cake is WONDERFUL and we will have to do something like this for St. Cecilia's or St. Gregory's feast! So easy but so perfect!

  2. We will be doing this next year, and thanks for the link to Fr. Z's blog - we are following him now!

  3. One of my very favorite priests was father Deogratias from Tanzania. He was studying in Berkeley and serving in the parish and then went home. A truly wonderful servant of our Lord. I would have liked to make this for him.