WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE ANCIENT FORM OF THE TRADITIONAL MASS THAT CAPTURES THE IMAGINATION OF THE VERY YOUNG AND NOT SO YOUNG?
I copy this Fr. Fr. Z's blog. The sacramental sign of the ancient liturgy is a foretaste of the splendid beauty of the heavenly liturgy which the modern form simply guts and thus we find in some places 88% of Catholics seeing nothing worthwhile attending. Beauty as an image of the heavenly liturgy Is lacking; ugliness, banality and irreverence abound as well as a lack of attention to detail.
Please note in the second photo the number of young people presented so modestly!
From Fr. Z:
Confirmations in the Traditional Rite followed by a Pontifical High Mass at the Faldstool took place June 7th, 2017, at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, MN celebrated by the Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens. The music, featuring Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, was provided by the Chorus Omnium Sanctorum. Confirmands from five area parishes participated and nearly 700 were in attendance.