For a brief history of the Latin Mass in Austin, click the following link to the booklet: 

An Introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite


Read the reply letter Mrs.  Joan Pearsall received in 1988 from Bishop John McCarthy, authorizing the celebration of the TLM in the Diocese of Austin, Texas.


In 2017 we asked Mrs. Pearsall to write the history of How the Latin Mass started in the Austin Diocese. Here is the result, which includes her conversion story: Joan Pearsall’s History of SJLMS.