SOLEMN MASS WITH THE BISHOP OF FOLIGNO, HIS EXCELLENCY GUALTIERO SIGISMONDI
[NB] The Bishop has asked the monks of Norcia to celebrate a series of solemn Masses in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite as part of his effort to expose the faithful of his diocese to the traditional form. The Bishop usually attends the Mass himself and sits in choir, thus giving a personal witness to the importance of this “treasure of the Church”, as Pope Benedict calls it.
The bishop has asked these monks to make the Extraordinary Form better known to people in the diocese entrusted to him. Excellent. This is, for sure, was Benedict XVI was thinking about when he gave us the provisions of Summorum Pontificum.
I hope that many other diocesan bishops take such initiative.
This is New Evangelization.
Fr. Z kudos to the Bp. of Foligno, Most Rev. Gualtiero Sigismondi.