This is the first day for the heartless, lawless San Pietro Suppression (SPS) of Holy Mass by individual priests at the many altars of the Basilica. The Traditional Latin Mass is restricted to a single altar in the Clementine Chapel in the “grotto” or crypt of the Basilica, a place most people don’t know about. The altar is up against the wall surrounding the ancient tomb of St. Peter, beneath the main altar. While it is a prestigious place, it is nevertheless a restriction. A golden cage is still a cage.
My friend Bree Dail made this video. Finding the TLM in the time of SPS.
VATICAN—The Secretariat of State’s directive abolishing all private masses in St Peter’s Basilica (outside prescribed times and altars) went into effect this morning.
Knowing it may be difficult to locate the Clementine Chapel for the Latin Mass, here is a short video I made: pic.twitter.com/WNNSsLLvr5
— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) March 22, 2021
If ever there were a time when we needed more Masses celebrated in such a place….
And this from Ed Pentin:
Mass celebrated in the Extraordinary Form in the Clementine Chapel at 7am in the grotto underneath the basilica and a concelebrated Mass in the side Choir Chapel. pic.twitter.com/hwoRwmVcb4
— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) March 22, 2021