Fr. William Rock


Preparing for Mass According to the Four Ends of Prayer

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP Touching on the participation of the faithful in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Pope…

Use, Representation, and Being – The Rational Elevation of Material Creation in Man’s Worship

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP Man is called to worship the True God “in spirit and in truth” (Joh 4:23). …

“These things were done exactly as the Lord had commanded Moses.”

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP After the Hebrews left Egypt, Moses ascended Mount Sinai while the people remained below.  On…

Marcus Tullius Cicero and the Traditional Latin Mass

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As the name suggests, the Traditional Latin Mass is mostly prayed in Latin.  While there…

The Chapters of Passiontide

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In these last two weeks of Lent, fittingly called Passiontide, the liturgical focus of the…

Phone Bearers

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As Tolkien’s stories also aim to illustrate…one of the greatest ironies of modern industrialization, technology,…

The Wax, the Wick, the Flame

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP On February 2nd, the 40th and last day of Christmas, Our Lord’s Presentation in the…

A Greek Start to the New Year

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP The Roman Liturgy has never been afraid to borrow from other Apostolic Liturgical traditions in…

Do You Hear What I Hear?

By Fr. William Rock, FSSP The Liturgical Year, with all of its seasons and feasts of the temporal cycle, is…

Bread – A Mirrored Curse

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In the plan of salvation, God mirrored, as it were, conditions of the Fall in…