I have been running uninteresting errands… except for one.
As you may know the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage is underway.
Card. Pell was to be celebrant at Ss. Trinità.
Card. Pell is ill. Some wags here are suggesting that he has “Argentine Flu”.
His Eminence’s secretary assured me that the Cardinal is truly ailing.
However, earlier in the day there was an event scheduled for clerics. Card. Sarah was also a no show.
As we say here… eh beh.
The pilgrimage/event Twitter hashtag is #SumPont2014
Here is what it is like to sit in choir:
Messa in Latino has few less than perfect photos, but I can be glimpsed in the sanctuary in this one, taken during the Gospel.
Oh… before I forget, I saw this great vehicle today. Gotta love the free market!
And… speaking of vehicles… here is some Z-Swag “In The Wild”!
That’s Washington, not Rome.
It is common in traditional communities that people stick around after Mass to talk. I have seen this play out everywhere I travel. Tonight was no exception. I’ll let others post more liturgical eye-candy. What I am happy to see are the people who come who are so happy afterwards.
I wish that more of you could have experienced the Mass with the entire congregation singing the Ordinary and the Salve Regina at the end. It was great.
I was out to supper with The Great Roman Fabrizio. Alas, I only remembered that I had a camera at dessert time. We split this thing… which involved apples and chocolate. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but this was pretty good!
Before I forget, Benedict XVI sent a message for those attending the Mass and tomorrow’s procession and Mass: “I am with you in spirit.” He especially treated the young people who were participating in the Church’s older, traditional rite.
We head Card. Pell’s secretary read the homily that His Eminence would have given. Some good points were made, among which was the fact that even as Pope Francis does some things that we find unusual, the long history of the papacy is a sign that God guides his Church.