Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Ultimus Romanorum: the last of the Romans...
I ask the Catholic blogosphere to mobilize in prayer for this French priest, Fr. Franck Quoex. Word on the street in the Rome of today is that this man is the greatest living professor of sacred liturgy.
Fr. Quoex has cancer. I know him to be a stellar priest and a fine man. I ask everyone to offer pious prayers on his behalf by reason of his current state of health.
The Roman legends claim that a true professor of liturgy is born, not made. The authentic “liturgist” is already an endangered species and so nearly extinct. Fr. Quoex has been on the faculty at the F.S.S.P. seminary in Wigratzbad, Bavaria, as a professor of sacred liturgy. He taught me one important thing: “what is past is prologue.”
As Christ hung dying on the cross he cried: Sitio! (I thirst). In these days pray for Fr. Quoex with fervor. Dilexit Ecclesiam (he loved the Church).