Some Roman TLMs – great news

A friend sent the following note, very hope-filled:

At San Giovanni in Laterano!! Twice in 5 days! The Pope is prepping up I tell you!

I’ll leave it in Italian.  The point is plenty clear!  The news is from Messa in latino, a very good site.

Mercoledì 25 MARZO 2009 alle ore 10.00
Chiesa di S. Francesco in Tarquinia
S. Messa Pontificale secondo la forma straordinaria
celebrata da S.E. Mgr. William Burke
in occasione dell’Ordinazione Sacerdotale di 5 Frati Francescani dell’Immacolata.

Giovedì 16 Aprile 2009 alle ore 10.00
Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Roma
in occasione dell’ottavo centenario dell’approvazione della regola di S. Francesco
S. Messa Solenne celebrata da P. Stefano Maria Manelli
Superiore dell’Ordine dei Frati Francescani dell’Immacolata

Martedì 21 Aprile 2009 alle ore 10.00
Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Roma
S. Messa pontificale celebrata da S. Em. il Card. Antonio Canizares Llovera
Prefetto della S. Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti

My friend includes…

These Franciscans of the Immaculate are great people, they now have a parish at 5 minute-drive form my place and they are introducing TLM. The also have the little Church of the "Annunziatella" in Borgo at Lungotevere Vaticano  and their Saturday TLM is going well, they’re going to have it on Sundays, I am told.

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  1. Flambeaux says:


  2. Patrick says:

    Shouldn’t that be “S.E. Mgr. Raymond Burke”? Or is there another traditionally minded bishop named Burke?

  3. EJ says:

    Wow – The TLM offered by the Cardinal-Prefect of the CDW, in the Holy Father’s own cathedral, who would have thought this possible just two years ago? Laudetur Iesus Christus!

  4. Matthew M. says:

    Our experience of the FFI priests and brothers is very good. We just moved to Bloomington, IN, where there is no EF mass for 50 miles (and as far as I see, no plans..) The FFI have been given use of a retreat house and chapel nearby, and their OF masses are quite reverent. The preaching is unabashedly orthodox, the mass is done ad orientem.. they also added an altar rail to the modernish chapel!

    It’s so nice to see the enthusiasm for the EF in this order.

  5. Irish says:

    Is this the same society of Franciscans who have a TLM at a chapel near the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata in Florence? It was the only Latin Mass in Florence when I was there in 2003. We didn’t have a car to go to the ICK seminary outside Florence. FYI–Latin said with an Italian accent sounds a lot like Italian. I hard a hard time keeping up. But it was quite nice and the people very friendly.

  6. JPSonnen says:

    Bravo, Fabrizio! Saluti da noi!

  7. Sid says:

    We sometimes forget it is St. John Lateran that is the head church of the world, the “oldest” church (or at least the oldest after the Edict of Milan), the only Archbasilica, the Cathedral of Rome, and where the Pope’s chair — the real Holy See — is located. The papal palace was once next door; the Pope lived here from a.D. 313 until 1306. The site of the Palace is now the building that houses the chancery for the Diocese of Rome.

    If Santa Maria in Campitelli is my favorite church in Rome for the faith seen in aesthetic aspects (the shear genius of the architecture!), then St. John Lateran is my favorite for the faith seen in dogmatic aspects. Look down the nave from the great door (taken from the Senate House) and you will see The Twelve, and above them the Old and New Testaments– the work of Boromini; thus both the Deposit of Faith with the Apostles (Tradition) and also Scripture.

    As in many churches in Rome, many different historical periods can be seen. I’ve mentioned the Baroque with Boromini. In the Apse is a splendid mosaic, a work of Late Antiquity. The altar canopy is a great work of the Middle Ages, as is a Giotto fresco in one of the aisles. Leo XIII, the first modern Pope, is buried here.

    Glad that the MEF is now coming here.

  8. RBrown says:

    If Santa Maria in Campitelli is my favorite church in Rome for the faith seen in aesthetic aspects (the shear genius of the architecture!),
    Comment by Sid

    From the tomb of Cardinal Pacca a la chiesa di Santa Maria in Campitelli:

    Adstabam lateri quum te manus inpia vinxit
    Fregit ceu Petro sic tibi vincla Deus.

  9. RBrown says:

    should be impia not inpia.

  10. Ave Maria says:

    All the friaries of the Franciscans of the Immaculate will offer the extraordinary form of the Holy Mass, if not already then are preparing for it. It is in line with what the Holy Father has asked: that the extraordinary form be a part of the liturgical life.
    If does not have to be exclusive but the goal is for this form to be made available for the faithful in obedience to the Holy Father’s request.

  11. irishgirl says:


    That’s really cool!

    And wonderful about the Franciscans of the Immaculate, too!

  12. rebuildmyChurch says:

    Check out the TLM Franciscan style (Mass offered and video produced by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate):

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