The Oxford University Newman Society has been the proud hosts to their principal patron, His Eminence George Cardinal Pell, on the occasion of his visit to his Alma Mater, to inaugurate the Society's annual Thomas More lectures, and launch their fund-raising appeal. Three public events marked this historic occasion, and both forms of the liturgy of the Roman rite were in evidence.
Here are a few photos of the event. A reception was held following the event.
(Finishing touches were still being put in place when this photo was taken)
(The papal arms of Benedict XVI)
(The beautiful ciborium)
Do make certain to go and look at more on his Flickr Photoset which includes a number of other details and angles.
The next day, as the Faithful Rebel reports:
The first Mass offered upon the newly consecrated altar after Saturday's dedication Mass was a solemn High Mass offered ... by Father John Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. The Deacon for the Mass was Father Robert Fromageot and the Subdeacon was Father Matthew McNeely, both Fraternity priests.
His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, was in choir.
Photographs from that event are now available off the website of the IBP Seminary.
Here is a selection.