14 September

I am right now at Our Lady of the Rosary in Blackfen near London, the guest of the highly esteemed Fr. Finigan, of The Hermeneutic of Continuity.

Later today there will be a solemn Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum.  There will be a good gathering of clergy for the event and I will preach.

Today everything changes.

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  1. Ma Beck says:


    Thank you, Lord.

  2. Jonathan Bennett says:

    Will you be celebrating that Solemn Mass, Father?

  3. PNP. OP says:

    (seething with barely contained jealousy)…I’m so happy to hear this! God bless, Fr. Philip, OP ;-)

  4. Anon says:

    On the eve of the 14th of September St John Cantius Parish in Chicago (www.cantius.org) has offered the Traditional Latin Mass, a candlelight Rosary Procession through the streets of Chicago, and all-night adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius (www.societycantius.org) have done this to offer thanks to almighty God for his abundant blessings and to beseech the Blessed Mother of God to intercede for the Church. May Pope Benedict XVI’s implementation of SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM be accomplished under Mary’s guidance.

  5. Michael Beaupré says:

    Will somebody be videotaping this Mass? :-0

  6. AALEX1 says:

    Once again, and after over forty years, heaven on earth. Deo Gratias

  7. kat says:

    Today is a historic day and to prove it Wikipedia has the Summorum Pontificum going into effect as a historical important event!

  8. John says:

    Today is an epoch-making day in liturgical history. Let us pray, to use Fr. Z’s expression, that “everything changes” for God’s glory.

  9. ALL: I am not the celebrant for today’s Mass. I am preaching. All coming up in a little over an hour!

  10. Anon says:

    Today everything changes.

    Yes! Yes!

    Te Deum laudámus:
    te Dóminum confitémur.
    Te ætérnum Patrem,
    omnis terra venerátur.
    Tibi omnes ángeli,
    tibi cæli
    et univérsæ potestátes:
    tibi chérubim et séraphim
    incessábili voce proclámant:
    Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
    Dóminus Deus Sábaoth.
    Pleni sunt cæli et terra
    maiestátis glóriæ tuæ.
    Te gloriósus
    apostolòrum chorus,
    te prophetárum
    laudábilis númerus,
    te mártyrum candidátus
    laudat exércitus.
    Te per orbem terrárum
    sancta confitétur Ecclésia,
    Patrem imménsæ maiestátis;
    venerándum tuum verum
    et únicum Fílium;
    Sanctum quoque
    Paráclitum Spíritum.
    Tu rex glóriæ, Christe.
    Tu Patris sempitérnus es Filius.
    Tu, ad liberándum susceptúrus hóminem,
    non horrúisti Virginis úterum.
    Tu, devícto mortis acúleo,
    aperuísti credéntibus regna cælórum.
    Tu ad déxteram Dei sedes,
    in glória Patris.
    Iudex créderis esse ventúrus.
    Te ergo quǽsumus,
    tuis fámulis súbveni,
    quos pretióso sánguine redemísti.
    Ætérna fac cum sanctis tuis
    in glória numerári.
    Salvum fac pópulum tuum, Dómine,
    et bénedic hereditáti tuæ.
    Et rege eos, et extólle illos
    usque in ætérnum.
    Per síngulos dies benedícimus te;
    et laudámus nomen tuum
    in sǽculum, et in sǽculum sǽculi.
    Dignáre, Dómine,
    die isto sine peccáto nos custodíre.
    Miserére nostri, Dómine, miserére nostri.
    Fiat misericórdia tua,
    Dómine, super nos,
    quemádmodum sperávimus in te.
    In te, Dómine, sperávi:
    non confúndar in ætérnum.

  11. danphunter1 says:

    Dear Father,
    Please pray for us all. I shall pray for you.
    As the Church goes so goes the world.
    God bless you

  12. techno_aesthete says:

    kat, Thanks for the heads up. Others can see it, in the English version, at
    I have done a screen capture to record it.

  13. Al says:

    Welcome to the UK. Good to know you’re here, even though I can’t make it to Blackfen.

  14. Jess says:

    Yay!!! Happy Feast of the Cross! Happy Motu Day!

  15. Geri says:

    God bless you all, I am happy for you and for the Church. Long life to Pope Benedict the Magnificent!
    But everthing doesn’t change for many, perhaps most of us…
    Maybe today it finally seems possible for everything to change? Trying to always be able to give a reason for my hope ;o)

    (Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

  16. Mac McLernon says:

    Great sermon. And the Mass was “to die for”…

    I’m tempted to say that I was the woman in a mantilla, but that doesn’t help much!

    Welcome to Blackfen anyway!

  17. Joe says:

    Today, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the wood of the Holy Cross once again is drivent into the heart of evil. The Cross is the bane of death.

  18. Derik Castillo says:

    Fr. Z. Please put the homily in your next podcaZt
    God Bless

  19. Anthony says:

    Derik Castillo: Fr. Z. Please put the homily in your next podcaZt

    I agree. It would be great to hear Fr. Z’s homily in the next podcast. Anthony

  20. Vernon says:

    Photos of the High Mass at Blackfen in thanksgiving for Summorum Pontificum are now online at http://www.traditionalcatholic.org.uk.

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