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Rediscovering the Dry Mass (Missa Sicca) Dry Mass. An anonymous author writing as Simon de Cyrène remembered on PellegriniNellaVerità.com his early youth when as a 20-year-old he spent several weeks …More
Rediscovering the Dry Mass (Missa Sicca)

Dry Mass.
An anonymous author writing as Simon de Cyrène remembered on PellegriniNellaVerità.com his early youth when as a 20-year-old he spent several weeks of spiritual retreat at the Charterhouse of La Valsainte in the Swiss canton of Fribourg to examine whether he had a Carthusian vocation. He says that the Carthusians practised the Missa Sicca – the dry Mass - every day, in addition to the Conventual and individual masses.

Covid Curfew. When the Coronavirus curfew was imposed and the bishops prohibited attending Mass, Simon de Cyrène found this devotional practice to sustain him spiritually, since watching Masses on television or via the internet didn’t appeal to him. The Dry Mass is the recitation of the prayers of Mass, without the Roman Canon and Communion. Faithful, deprived of their priest, used to recite a Dry Mass and even sang it. The Missa Sicca was a common form of devotion in the medieval Church when a wedding or funeral was celebrated and when a normal mass was not allowed.

Especially in Our Times. Simon de Cyrène believes that this devotional practice should be reintegrated into the lives of lay faithful as a meditative recitation and constant devotion daily or at least weekly, especially when they are prevented from attending Mass, for example by the absence of priests or due to health quarantines. For him, the spiritual benefits are obvious, to deepen the spiritual, liturgical, and cultural relationship with two thousand years of Saints who have prayed these prayers of the Holy Mass, especially in times of internal and external persecution.

A recommendation. Simon de Cyrène recommends the Vetus Ordo Missae App (you find the link in the text below this video: Vetus Ordo Missae App - Apps on Google Play
where one can also find the texts of the breviary.
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P. O'B
Good recommendation. Internet Mass does nothing for me.
Casimer Joseph Bogdanski
Why can’t the Canon be read (with the intent that you have in mind some priest in the world actually offering the Mass) and then doing a spiritual communion?
alfred dunn
It can. This is a private devotion and as such can be adjusted to your needs.