I received word via email… the Traditional Latin Mass has “returned” to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.
This is an exceptionally good development. They should should have it every week, at least.
Here are a few snaps from their flicker feed HERE.
My correspondent wrote that this is the… :
Feast of St. Martin of Tours, in our Martin of Tours chapel. The seminarians have been asking the rector for a TLM, so he agreed!
This looks like a Second Confiteor, doesn’t it. Or, perhaps they are at the moment of the priest’s Communion and they are bowing with particular piety.
Surely the Ite.
The vestments are classics, cloth of gold woven through with angels. My home parish has a set not dissimilar to these. As a matter of fact, that set had been used in a movie with Robert DiNero, who played a priest who at one point sings a Solemn Mass.
Seminarians! Listen up!
If your seminary is not also teaching you about the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite, find another way to learn it on your own.
And I will remind you that the 1983 Code of Canon Law in can. 249 requires… it doesn’t suggest… it requires that all seminarians be taught both Latin so that they are very proficient and also any other language useful for their ministry.
Anyway, this is a fine development and they are all to be commended.