Chartres Pilgrimage 2009
The first and official photos are now available from the 2009 Chartres pilgrimage .
Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego sent in a photo from their Solemn Vespers on St. Philip's Day, which provides another good opportunity to encourage our reform of the reform and usus antiquior communities to take to heart an important task of a new liturgical movement: to revive the sung, public celebration of the Divine Office.
Clerics from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and a Premonstratensian from St. Michael's Abbey were involved.
An Australian reader wished to share news of a Solmen Mass celebrated in Sydney at historic St. Benedict's church. Our reader tells us that it was "the first Catholic church consecrated in Australia and has the oldest extant set of bells on the Australian mainland." He continues: "This Mass (in the octave of Pentecost) was requested by the students of the Sydney campus of Notre Dame Australia. St Benedict's functions as a university church as well as a parish... The parish...is known for the reverent and prayerful quality of all its liturgical celebrations. Each Sunday a Solemn Mass in the new rite and a low Mass in the old rite are offered."
There was Pontifical Vespers and Votive Mass for Peace offered by Bishop John Arnold, auxillary of Westminster. The Mass setting was Gabrieli's Missa Brevis and the motets were Britten's Jubilate Deo and Elgar's O Salutaris Hostia.
The Clear Creek Benedictines ordained a new priest. Little other information is available at this time, but here are the photographs of the event.
Exquisite Gothic Revival Vestments made by Dom Daniel Augustine Oppenheimer
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and Fr. John Saward, writer and parish priest of Ss. Gregory & Augustine in Oxford.
One of our readers shared a brief report and some images of the Pontifical Mass offered by the Cardinal according to the Book of Divine Worship, the liturgical book of the Anglican Use in the Latin Rite:
The Cardinal’s Mass was noteworthy in showing us an American Cardinal celebrating Solemn Pontifical Mass in robust, hieratic English, with full choir propers, ad orientem, using the Roman Canon, with the threefold Domine non sum dignus, and Communion administered to the faithful kneeling and on the tongue.
H.E. Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Karganda, Kazakhstan, and author of the book "Dominus est", ordained new priests for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in the shrine church of Wigratzbad, Germany, where the Fraternity has its European seminary. Here are some images from the ceremony .