Sunday, April 19, 2009

St. Francis Xavier & St. Ignatius

We went to the vigil Mass at St. Francis last night. The church is the oldest in the original 13 colonies. It felt wonderful to worship in such an old place, where the Faith began in America. The Pastor, Fr. Mattingly, is a delightful man and so was the kindly deacon. I haven't felt that welcomed in a church in my own diocese. It makes me ponder, once again, what the heck is wrong with Northern Virginia Catholics.

We also visited St. Ignatius, the second Catholic church in the colonies.

1 comment:

James H said...

Thanks so much for this. If I am in that area I will go out of my way to attend it for Mass If I can