A few years back I offered spiritual counseling to a tortured soul. At the time, she was my age and suffering from severe clinical depression. She came to me for spiritual counseling to help her cope with her sense of abandonment by God.
She had gone to Catholic school and recalled the Latin Mass. She said that it was simply beautiful, the Latin language, she wearing a veil, kneeling for Holy Communion and the paten under her chin as she received.
Then she said, that Mass brought me such consolation, it was so beautiful and reverent. I didn't understand the Latin but the beauty was that of God.
Faith seeking understanding is important but understanding isn't as important as experiencing the beauty of God in ritual that is itself beautiful, reverent and mystical, other worldly if you will.
That was the genius of the Mass prior to Vatican II--it touched hearts even if minds could not always comprehend. Maybe that is why over 90% of Catholics, the good, the bad and the ugly, attended Mass back then compared to the comprehensible but less beautiful revised Mass.
What do you think?