The Roman ceremonies of the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage have begun. We are jammed into a tiny church on the V. S. Giovanni Decollato (a favorite feast).
Card. Castrillon arrived a bit ago. I’m not sure why the choir sang Tota Pulchra Est.
I’ll have more to say about the day later but mass is about to start.
Card Burke and Archbp Sample are in choro.
Meanwhile, on of the …rare things one could spot while here in these days.
Behold a rarissima avis. The illusive and abolished cotta griccia. Which makes one look rather like a sausage.
I’ll back track to earlier in this busy day. First a visit to the lovely Santa Maria della Pace…
What’s wrong with this picture?
On my way to lunch with the vocation director of a really important diocese.
After lunch, a stop in Gammarelli to pick up a couple important things.
There are lots of things being prepared for cardinals. Here is some lace… this is called “filet”.
And here is the top of a classic Roman style alb, with arricciatura.
Seminarians waiting for a pre-rehearsal rehearsal.
What it looks like to be in a nighttime candlelight procession in the streets of Rome.
Entering the church… S.M. in Campitelli.
Cardinal Burke after the procession