"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Inspiring Photos of Mass Celebrated in War Zones!

Inspiring Photos of Mass Celebrated in War Zones!
U.S. Civil War (1861-1865)

Nothing is more important than the faith with the Mass, and the Church is bound to keep on celebrating it in and out of season - and that includes war.
Here are some photos of priests celebrating Mass in war zones, or at least out on the field for members of the military.

American soldiers in the bombed Cologne Cathedral (March 1945)

 A bombed-out chapel in Dommartin, France

U.K. Royal Air Force in Central Burma (WWII)

111th Naval Construction Battalion in Normandy, France (18th June 1944; D-Day + 12)

Mass inside a Japanese hangar 

   American soldiers from the 80th “Blue Ridge” Division

65th AAA Batallion at Bolo Point, Okinawa (19th July 1951)

Sainte-Barbe, France (WWI)

  St. Paul’s Cathedral in M√ľnster, Germany (1946)

Fr. Kapaun celebrating Mass in Korea (1950-1953)


 Fr. Kenny Lynch offering Mass during the Korean War

 A US Navy chaplain celebrates Catholic Mass for Marines at Saipan, June 1944, commemorating comrades fallen in initial amphibious landings

Marine receiving the Holy Eucharist, Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima (February or March 1945)