Saturday, November 26, 2016

The First Gold Mass

Faith and reason celebrated at first Gold Mass for scientists: CAMBRIDGE -- The newly formed Society of Catholic Scientists held their first ever event, a Gold Mass for scientists, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's chapel, Nov. 15th.

Why specifically Nov. 15th? Glad you asked.

November 15th is the Feast Day for the patron of scientists--St. Albert the Great.

Why gold? Glad you asked.

St. Albert the Great was an alchemist, and in his time scientists were trying to make different metals into gold.

Another important feature of this historic occasion is the Mass celebrant, Father Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. Not only is he a scientist, himself, he is the spiritual director of my Lay Dominican Chapter. He's a special guy, for sure.

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