Romeward Bound for Summorum Pontificum 2018 and Masses for Benefactors

A reminder to my friends and acquaintances in Rome that it is, once again, time to hide the silverware.  I hit the City on Tuesday, 23 October.  I think the Carabinieri have already been warned, if the Great Roman™ has been paying attention.

I’m heading to Rome for the annual Summorum Pontificum gathering.  I’ve kicked myself in the past when I have not attended.  My greatest pleasure is meeting so many of you fellow pilgrims and long-time readers and my old friends in the City.

My stay will be, alas, short, since I have to be back in Madison for a Pontifical Requiem at the Throne for All Souls, celebrated by the Extraordinary Ordinary.

However, I hope to say Mass each day at Ss. Trinità dei Pelegrini, more than likely in the afternoons with the reopening of the sacristy (if my past patterns hold).  Nihil innovetur.

And since I don’t change my patterns much, my first stop after settling in will be to hunt up groceries, especially from my veggie stand where I’ve been going for some 30 years.

And to the other nearby shops for necessities:

And… of course…  Mass.  I’ll be saying Masses for my benefactors during my time in Rome.

All of you who have been so good and generous, long-time donors and occasional givers are the object of my constant prayers and Masses for your intention.  It is a duty and pleasure to pray for benefactors, a bound of charity which connects us across distances.

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  1. Spinmamma says:

    Thank you for remembering us. I, for one, am truly in need of your prayers and am very grateful.

  2. UncleBlobb says:

    God bless you, Father. Have a great time. Memories of 2014 with you. Thank you.

  3. bigtex says:

    Fr Z,
    What is the possibility of approaching an Anglican Use parish priest about having the TLM celebrated under the terms of Summorum Pontificum? Or are the terms under which the Ordinariate was established, prohibit this from happening? Or would the main hindrance be that of causing a rift with the archdiocese bishop? Just curious, as our major metropolitan city needs more TLMs being offered than just two. Enjoy your trip to Rome.

  4. jaykay says:

    Have a blessed one, Father. Roma aeterna pics, food pics, liturgy pics… greatly looking forward to forthcoming thereof.

  5. SanSan says:

    Have a great time in Rome, Father Z. My granddaughter (20) will be roaming around Rome this week too. Her 1st time…..she’s traveling there from St. Andrew’s in Scotland (semester abroad). Help grandma to pray for her and safe travels.

  6. hwriggles4 says:

    Safe travels Fr. Z. You will probably get a 767.

    I hope that Delta doesn’t leave your luggage in either Atlanta or Amsterdam.

  7. hwriggles4 says:

    Hopefully Fr. Z, you will get time to visit the seminarians (and possibly say Mass) at the North American College. You are a good mentor.

  8. 67mcmahon says:

    My four year old son stuck his tongue out at the Campo dei Fiori Signora. When I made him go back and say “mi dispiace,” she responded very graciously. Granted, i don’t speak Italian, so I didn’t understand a word of her response, but it did seem gracious.

    During our months there, she, along with one other stand on the East side, always treated my children lovingly, despite their occasional, childish shenanigans. Hope she is well. God bless your trip.

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