Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Return: Ambrosian Rite in Lateran Basilica...



The sunlit Capella Santa Anna is where clergy celebrate private Masses in the Lateran Archbasilica, located just off the sacristy.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where does one get the idea that any Mass is private?

Anonymous said...

Private means without a congregation.

Gregorius Minor said...

Also from the frequent appearance of the phrase "missa privata" in the rubrics of the Missal of St. Pius V, liturgical manuals, the Roman Pontifical. Unimportant things like that.