Tridentine images in Rome


In Rome on Sundays Holy Mass is celebrated with the 1962 Missale Romanum at the Church of Gesù e Maria on the Via del Corso.  Here are a few images.

Dominus vobiscum… 


And now for the shot of the day… 


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  1. Diane says:

    Ooohhhhhhhh, Father! They are all beautiful, but that last one is breathtaking. Gratias!

  2. Diane says:

    I gotta ask now. The lighting – where was that light coming from? That’s what makes it so stunning.

  3. Jacob says:

    Father, Father, Father…

    Have mercy on our poor souls. ;)

  4. Siobhan says:

    Dearest Father, thank you for gracing us all with such beautiful images especially the final Eucharistic image. Ave verum Corpus!

  5. Pes says:

    Wow, did you take those? Amazing images.

  6. Catholic Lady says:

    That last one – it gave me shivers – copyright it at once.

    I think it captures the “mystery” better than any words, English or Latin.

  7. Catholic Lady says:

    Ave Verum Corpus – indeed the best name for this photo.

  8. Sidney says:

    Let’s pray for the Universal Indult!
    The Tridentine Mass is wonderful!

  9. Father: The last photo looks like a Caravaggio.

  10. hermitmcdermit says:

    Father: I just have to add my comment to the others…rarely have I seen such beautiful photographs!!! Their beauty is spiritual as well as temporal. Thank you!!!

  11. That last one is breathtaking! Where was that light coming from?

  12. Magnificent, dear Father! Bravissimo!

  13. Sidney: you wrote: “The Tridentine Mass is wonderful!”

    It sure is. However, the photo of the priest giving Holy Communion could very well have been taken at a Novus Ordo Mass. There is nothing especially “Tridentine” about it. As a matter of fact, you could probably take it any Sunday at my home parish back in St. Paul where the Novus Ordo is used. They even have precisely the same vestments at St. Agnes, green, same material, made here in Rome. Many of the women wear chapel veils and the servers use patens for Communion.

  14. Sidney says:

    Father, I live in Brazil, and here we can’t see that anymore, we don’t have
    vestments like that, the women don’t use chapels veils, the servers don’t
    use patens for Communion! So, for me it’s more Tridentine than the
    Missale Romanum of 1962!

    Thank you for the photos, and if I go to St. Paul sometime in the future, I’ll
    take a mass at St. Agnes…

  15. Iosephus says:

    Beautiful photographs

  16. Diane says:

    Father – may I please post that last one on my blog with a link back to this post?

    It’s stunning!

  17. PMcGrath says:

    Question: Who is the priest offering this Mass? Just curious.

  18. Kevin says:

    Father, you have some wonderful pictures on this blog. Is there some way you can make them available in higher resolution for us? Please?

  19. Is the priest in the photograph a lesser prelate? I wonder why he is wearing a red-coloured insert on the cuffs of his alb.

    Yes beautiful photographs. I would love to see another series with the celebrant wearing very ample vestments.

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