While I’m the preacherman at the smallest Catholic parish in North America, I’m guessing I also have the smallest rectory. This is the ad orientem altar in a chapel in a tiny room. Really cramped. But I’m good with that. I think our Lord is as well. All with the permission of our great Bishop. The altar with proper altar stone comes from the orphanage that became the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, a major seminary at which I taught just about everything during the couple of years in which all things were much more traditional.
The flowers are, well, I explained that in another post, but they will be planted in honor of the Immaculate Conception just as soon as things warm up just a little bit more. They are in memory of someone before the Lord. May he rest in peace. Hail Mary… And that is not all of them. There’s more to come!
There are actually still four candles present, plus the sanctuary candle.
All in honor of Mary Immaculate and her Divine Son Jesus. I feel close to the person in whose memory these flowers were given.