COVADONGA TLM PILGRIMAGE – I imagine you would like to see some photos.  No?

The Vetus Ordo is not going away.

I received this from a reader:

Spain is a country where traditionalism is virtually unknown. The left is obviously virulent, and under the influence of the Opus Dei, the right is solidly ostrich-like for Vatican II. The most conservative bishop, Munilla, has always flatly refused to allow the TLM even before Traditionis Custodes. Even the SSPX hasn’t established a proper priory.


Last year a group of traditionalists organised a pilgrimage to Covadonga, scene of the opening of the Reconquista, with the aim of reconquering Spain for the Tridentine Mass. Priests who do not know the Mass are especially encouraged to come, as training for Priests and Servers is provided. Over 600 people came, despite most of the venues reneging on their promises and closing their doors in the wake of Trad Cust.

This year, numbers have more than doubled!

I imagine you would like to see some photos.  No?

This was 26 July 2022, yesterday as I write.

And concelebration!

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  1. HvonBlumenthal says:

    I believe the intention is to make this « the Spanish Chartres »

  2. Ave Maria says:

    Best possible ‘concelebration’ with many Masses and not just one.

  3. Midwest St. Michael says:

    Yes! ?

    The powers-that-be cannot stop it – no matter how hard they try.

  4. Midwest St. Michael says:

    Sorry for the ? mark. That’s supposed to be a smiley face. :^)

  5. Paul says:

    Great post Father.
    Brought to mind August, for the people of Chicago and TLM around the world.
    Bless you Father Z.

  6. HyacinthClare says:

    Goosebumps got bigger at every picture. Midwest St. Michael, you say the truth.

  7. VForr says:

    How inspiring!

  8. Cy says:


    In TLM in Spain, a True story

    Went to the ICK parish in Madrid before heading to the bus with our packs to get to the Camino.

    DENIED HOLY COMMUNION for having worn (long, but) shorts! What’s up with that.

    Took it in stride. Me and one son denied. Son with blue jeans DID receive.

    “No puede… pantalones….” or something, Father said. Yes we know more formal there but we were pilgrimagers…

  9. MichaelM says:


  10. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Cy — Lots of European churches require long pants/long skirts to come in the door. Some of them give you paper pants. Very unfortunate that you didn’t know ahead of time.

    Next time, put on a poncho, slip it down to your waist and tie the sleeves to keep it on, and that will cover your legs! Or maybe those shorts that have zip on/off pant legs, so you can pack both pants and shorts in one garment.

  11. HvonBlumenthal says:

    Cy, I find it refreshing that it’s not only women targetted for modesty. If I understand correctly, you weren’t prevented from hearing Mass, so your obligation was fulfilled. They are making a reasonable demand for modesty in both sexes, and can’t start making special exceptions based on who is a pilgrim or not.

    And it seems to me that to go on pilgrimage without bringing the means to dress respectfully when entering churches shows a lack of foresight.

  12. Josephus Muris Saliensis says:

    Suburbanbanshee – How delightful – “LOTS of European churches require long pants…” Magari! as the Italians say. Once upon a time it was true!

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  14. Cy says:

    Thanks Suburbanbanshee for your helpful comment and Hvon for your comment. wah wah bless you. Glad we had the foresight to make the pilgrimage in 2019!

  15. luciavento says:

    Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, ruega por nosotros!

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