Friday, January 02, 2009

From the Swiss Alps (Ticino Canton)...


Magnificent craftsmanship: see the grapes, wheat and flowers.

This is the land of beautiful vesments. The people loved the Faith of their fathers and gave all they had to the Church. They were the people of the yoke of St. Charles Borromeo, who traveled through these mountain villages in Switzerland to instruct and confirm all in the Faith as the people were under the See of Milan.

On New Years eve yours truly had the honor to attend this Holy Mass prayed in the old Collegio Papio in the resort town of Ascona, Switzerland. The celebrant was the much loved Don Moore, vice-rector. The main altar of this chapel is Ambrosian rite, while the side altars are Roman rite. It's belived that St. Charles Borromeo celebrated Holy Mass atop this same altar mensa on the main altar.

3 comments:

David said...

Lovely chasuble but I think it could use an inter-liner to give it some body.

JPSonnen said...

with my own hands, at the suggestion of the celebrant, i took this chasuble out of a basement storage room of a school where it had been for decades and brought it up into the nearby church where it was used for the first time in perhaps some forty years...

Anonymous said...

I used it for Epiphany this morning too! don Jeffry