Saturday, 5 November 2011

FIUV 2011 - Three Traditional Masses in St. Peter's Basilica

On Friday and Saturday we had the privilege to attend three Traditional Latin Masses in St. Peter's Basilica. They were a private Mass at the Altar of St. Gregory Nazianzen celebrated at 7 am on Friday, another private Mass celebrated this time at the Altar of St. Gregory the Great across the body of the great Basilica, at 7 am on Saturday, and the third was the historic Pontifical Low Mass celebrated by Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos for the delegates of the XXth FIUV General Assembly in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Monsignore Pablo Collino, Maestro Emeritus of the Julian Chapel Choir was in choir. In his sermon His Eminence paid tribute to the important work of the FIUV but said that our primary work was in trying to make the voice of the Holy Father heard on the question of the true value and liberty of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Low Mass (Friday)

Low Mass (Saturday)

Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (Saturday)


Phographic Mementos said...

Its amazing to think how impossible this was just a few short years ago. God bless our Pope!

Jessie said...

It must be a very spiritual experience to be at Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica so near to the Pope.

Zara Folch said...

Really lovely contrasts of colours between the white of the robes and the white of the candles and the richness of the marbles, the lustre of the gold and the fabulous damask of the wall surfaces. Where in the St. Peter's Basilica will I find this chapel?

Recorder said...

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is behind a grille and curtains on the right about half-way up the nave towards the dome. It is a beautiful chapel that mixes the work of Bernini, Borromini, Perugino and Pietro da Cortona.

Increasingly over the years of the present Pontificate you can find Latin Masses celebrated in the early morning each day by Priests of the Curia, and on special occasions by Bishops and Cardinals. God bless our Pope, the great, the good!

God bless you!

Just a Girl said...

Jessie, I always find visiting St Peter an amazing experience.