A canonized saint.
What is the evidence that the Founder of Opus Dei never said the Novus Ordo Missae? This story is repeated but do we have actual evidence?
Great saint! Ora pro nobis!
And yet he refused to sllow other priests of Opus Dei the privilege he had obtained.
Actually, I haven't heard anything official regarding this matter. Rather, I heard that he did say the Novus Ordo but found it hard to do so.
This box is a painting by our friend Clemente Rivas, http://clementerivas.blogspot.com.es/.
From Andres Vazquez de Prada's "The Founder of Opus Dei: The Life of Josemaria Escriva Vol.III" [Scepter. Hardcover edition. page 354-355].He was sensitive to any alteration, no matter how small, in the rubrics of the Mass. On October 24, 1964, he wrote to his sons in Spain:"They have changed the liturgy of the Holy Mass again. At my almost sixty-three years of age, I am striving with the help of Javi [Javier Echeverria, now Prelate of Opus Dei] to obey Holy Mother Church even in the smallest details, although I cannot deny that I am pained by certain unnecessary changes. But I will always obey joyfully." 126Footnote 126: Bishop Jose Maria Garcia Lahiguera recalls how much it cost the founder to celebrate the Mass in accord with the new dispositions: "He had always put such intensity into the celebration of the holy Mass that even the seemingly most insignificant rubric had for him an enormous value...The fervor that he put into celebration was so extraordinary that it gave the effect of his being transfigured at the altar. The slightest change, therefore, could distract him, and this caused him great suffering."
I think Orbis Catholicus Secundus should rectify the title of this post. Noblesse obligue.
He did not "refuse". I read more than once that Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer celebrated the new Mass once or twice, out of obedience, but then asked for permission to continue using the 1962 Missal. This permission was granted, privately, as was the case with Saint "Padre" Pio. Real saints always obey... and ask permission when necessary!
Actually, he who asked permission him was the Venerable Alvaro del Portillo, who knew how much he missed the old mass. Without a permissioon being granted to him by the only one who could do it, he would have never done it. He insisted at the time that we had to obey in all things liturgical. But he also said: "Never throw away the old missals, they will come back", and he was right.
Ergo, he refused.
But he refused to allow other Opus Dei priests to ask for an exemption.
Does that not sound Masonic, Novus Ordo? Saeculorum?
Why do Opus Dei priests have no interest in the Missa Tridentina?Why no Missa Tridentina at the Pontificia Universita' della S. Croce?Twas the spirituality of El Padre!
we can't be sure the padre refused. if that was the case, then another breakaway group happened in the past. but no.
actually, most Opus Dei priests use the Extraordinary form, but they don't do it publicly though a few have done so, they normally use the old one with all the members and shut out, out of fear that other people may complain of a scandal etc, people might think differently that's why they only use that mass privately with other members of Opus Dei