A little vid which might cheer some of us up a bit, with some help from Gustav Holst. It did me, just a moment ago.
The church, of Our Lady of Lourdes, is that built in 1928 by French priests of the Paris Society of the Foreign Missions (MEP fathers) in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, a city of one million situated just up-river from the Straits of Malacca.
The priest is Father Michael Chua, priest of the church there until he was transferred about 2 months ago to another large parish. We have been able to read some of Fr Chua’s always well prepared homilies on CP&S here.
I think the video was made in order to usher in something of a parish “Holy Year” in 2014. Which is to say that the parish adopted “the Church is holy” as a parish theme for the year as a means for those in the parish to better know, understand and experience her real divine nature . Themes in subsequent years were to be “the Church is Catholic” and “the Church is apostolic”. Well, can’t go wrong there.
One little thought I had while watching earlier was how much indeed is a priest our “spiritual father”.