Benedict XVI in Savona

The Holy Father is celebrating Mass right now in Savona.

Nearly over.

The choir is singing Mozart’s Ave verum Corpus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB: Altar Cross in the center and 7th candle right by It. 

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16 Responses to Benedict XVI in Savona

  1. Padre Steve says:

    Those are some great images of the Holy Father at the Liturgy! I have never seen a statue of the Blessed Mother like that. Do you know her title? God bless! Padre Steve, SDB

  2. TNCath says:

    I suppose the blue carpet is for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Nice touch.

  3. TJB says:

    It took me some time to get use to the new staff, and now I absolutely love it!

    Father, are you able to get these CTV feeds online? I’d love to know how, do tell!

  4. Transitional Deacon says:

    That is some crucifix on the wall behind the Holy Father! Bling! And a dignified throne.

  5. I have never seen a statue of the Blessed Mother like that.

    One can only be glad that it is a statue, not the liturgical dancer that may come to the jaded mind at first glance.

  6. Transitional Deacon says:

    On second glance, the throne looks like one of those European-style confessionals, modified.

  7. bOB says:

    TJB:

    Point your browser to

    rtsp://212.77.7.133:80/h264lan.sdp

    it should open up RealPlayer with the feed. I don’t know what happens if you don’t have RealPlayer!

  8. Phil says:

    When will the Holy Father publicly celebrate the Usus Antiquior? Will he?
    I thought I had read that Marini had retired. Until I won’t see the Holy Father
    publicly say the LTM, I will remain worried regarding what will happen next.
    If he were to do say the LTM, that would be a clear indication of his willingness to
    re-establish it — this would also make it much harder for the uncharitable bishops who use all possible tricks to prevent the application of Summorum Pontificum.
    Phil

  9. Phil says:

    When will the Holy Father publicly celebrate the Usus Antiquior? Will he?
    I thought I had read that Marini had retired. Until I see the Holy Father
    publicly say the LTM, I will remain worried regarding what will happen next.
    If he were to do say the LTM, that would be a clear indication of his willingness to
    re-establish it — this would also make it much harder for the uncharitable bishops who use all possible tricks to prevent the application of Summorum Pontificum.
    Phil

  10. Jeremy says:

    TJB and bOB:

    In addition to Real Player, the CTV address: rtsp://212.77.7.133:80/h264lan.sdp opens with QuickTime.

    Feliz Domingo,

    Jeremy

  11. gsk says:

    Sorry, TNCath. I think the indigo looks much better at Fr’s bird feeder than on the floor — it can only be absorbed and appreciated in small doses. Then again, de gustibus.. and all that.

  12. RC says:

    First our Lord walked on the sea; now it looks as if Pope Benedict were celebrating Mass on it.

  13. David2 says:

    “First our Lord walked on the sea; now it looks as if Pope Benedict were celebrating Mass on it.”

    LOL!

    If Piero Marini were still MC, we could look forward to a magnificent set of polyester Papal vestments in that colour and texture!

  14. The statue of the “dancing” Madonna is the image of Our Lady of Mercy who appeared around 1500 to
    a peasant of Savona (Italy) and said to him “mercy, not justice”. Pope Pius 7th was devoted to that particular
    image of Mary, and after beeing released from the French (Napoleon) imprisnment, which lasted 3 years
    the pope wanted to crown the statue himself to thank the Mother of God.

  15. Maureen says:

    She’s walking forward with her arms raised reassuringly, toward a supplicant kneeling on the ground. It only looks weird because the statue is shown from the side.

    This is an Italian apparition. Did you really expect Mary not to talk with her hands? :)

  16. Prof. Basto says:

    Please, Father, post the photos of the Genova Mass too.