Friday 8 April 2011

A Cheeky Chappie!

Just today I came across a postcard I wrote to my father from France in 2001. It contains an interesting liturgical comment.
"We were at mass in the basilica in Lourdes where a priest from Morcambe in Lancashire accompanied the hymns with a banjo- a bit like George Formby, I thought."
I had quite forgotten the experience but have not been moved to return to Lourdes since.
I fail to conceive how anyone could possibly consider that kind of musical accompaniment appropriate at Mass.

1 comment:

  1. Have to agree with you, Patricius, but I remember we had a Priest from the missions a few years back who processed out with a mandolin... at least GF and your Lourdes guy were 'culturally appropriate'! My guy was just plain nuts!!!