Rose Anne is my paternal grandmother.
John Nugent is my maternal great-grandfather.
|1. What are the liturgical Rites of the Catholic Church?|
There are three major groupings of Rites in the Catholic Church, the Roman Rite, the Antiochian Rite (Syria) and the Alexandrian Rite (Egypt). Later on theByzantine Rite derived as a major Rite from the Antiochian, under the influence of St. Basil and St. John Chrysostom. From these four parent rites, two-dozen liturgical Rites (Western and Eastern) have developed which are in union with the Holy See.
So my family belong to the Roman (Latin) Rite & have done for centuries. We are blessed to live in a Parish founded by St Patrick & that of my forebears. So much history.