Big TLM event coming up in Rome

I was told by Bp. Schneider that next week His Excellency Archbishop Burke will be celebrant for a Pontifical Mass in the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

This will be in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, says the bishop.  I was not sure if he meant the transept in the Basilica where the relics of Simon and Jude are, or the actual chapel for the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament.

It should be a very fine event in conjunction with a conference to be held in Rome.

I am thinking it would be great to go for this.  Thinking… thinking…

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  1. Malta says:

    Awesome news! It would be even better if His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI would say a mass in the EF. On this video you’ll notice that then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is saying mass in the extraordinary form (4:47 and 5:17; from 1992 and 1999):

    I’ve heard he’s not inclined to do so again anytime soon, but this rumor could be wrong–I hope it is. It is curious why the Pope would issue Summorum Pontificum two years ago and still not have said an EF mass?

  2. I think I heard about this at Rorate. I don’t understand the Blessed Sacrament Chapel bit either. If memory serves, that beautiful little room couldn’t hold 50 people for a Mass.

  3. Fr. John Mary says:

    Wish I could attend. I’ll have to be content with being spiritually present…God bless and keep Archbishop Burke!

  4. don Jeffry says:

    Sponsor of the Convention:

    Sunday, October 18th, 2009
    10:00 am: Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the (Eucharistic Adoration Chapel), Pontifical Antique Roman Rite Pontifical Mass celebrated by H. E. Mons. Raymond Leo Burke – Archbishop – Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura

    I will be there and participating!
    don Jeffry

  5. Singing Mum says:

    Fabulous!!! Who knows, the good Archbishop could be getting some great practice…

  6. Rob Cartusciello says:

    My wife and I will be arriving in Rome that morning to start our honeymoon. We’re staying near the Vatican, and will do our very best to make this Mass. Gaudeamus!

  7. salus says:

    I have a dream……..Archbishop Burke as the next Pope!

  8. Fr. John Mary says:

    Salus: From your mouth to God’s ears…I mean it!!

  9. Fr. John Mary says:

    don Jeffrey: I am not envious (for that would be a sin) but merely slightly jealous (that is a venial sin…maybe…!)

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