Canon Moreau performed a beautiful Latin mass for the 5th, 7th, and 8th graders yesterday. The whole mass was in Latin and a few women gave us blue books so that we could follow along with the mass in English and Latin. With the book, I could understand most of the passages and prayers. The Canon explained the mass to us before the real thing actually happened, which I appreciated because I had no clue what I was doing. During the mass, he gave us a few analogies on God. One of my favorites was when he said that a shepherd does not walk backwards while leading his sheep, and that he had his back to us, while doing the prayers, because he was leading us to God. Canon Moreau also asked us, "What language will you speak in heaven?" This really touched me and made me think; there's billions of people from around the world that speak many different languages and have completely different cultures and traditions, but God makes it all work. He created this beautiful universe down here for us to live in and explore, but He also made a parallel universe up there that we have absolutely no clue about. Sometimes I love always having that mystery in my head and sometimes I'm wondering what it's like and really wanting to know. After the mass, Canon Moreau came to our classroom so that we could ask him all our questions. I wrote a bunch of notes on his clothes because there were so many different symbols and colors that meant a lot of different things. I learned many new things from Canon Moreau and I really appreciate the fact that he performed a special mass for us.