Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Summorum Pontificum: the Rome update...

This coming Saturday, April 19, two historic events will be held in Rome which involve the usus antiquior of the Roman rite.

Firstly, the Pontifical North American College, America's seminary in Rome, will host their first "training" Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. This Mass will be celebrated at 8 o'clock in the crypt chapel by an American priest who works in the Vatican, Fr. Gallagher.

Secondly, at 11 o'clock at the Basilica of Santa Croce off Via Flaminia there will be Pontifical Mass sung by His Eminence Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, Cardinal President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. This Mass is being hosted by the Constantinian Knights of Saint George.

And yours truly will be there with his trusty camera (although the spring just broke which holds the battery in place!). This is the second camera of mine which has broken from too much use (in case some Christian soul wants to buy one for the cause so as to help upgrade!).

Would be nice to upgrade to a camera which can take better indoor photos, too: found one in Rome called the Canon EOS 350D 8 megapixel (499 euro)...I place this intention in the hands of Our Lady of Genazzano (of Good Counsel).

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