Friday, September 10, 2010

Three Items of Note From Portugal: Solemn Mass in the Fatima Basilica; Opening of Fatima Liturgical Conference; Celebration of Rite of Braga

There are a few noteworthy items to report from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Portugal.

The first is that they will be celebrating a Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior in the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima at 8:00pm (Fatima time) tonight. Those who are in Fatima region may wish to spread the word.

The second is that, Wednesday, they opened their liturgical conference at the “Opus Sanctorum Angelorem” chapel at the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Fatima. Fr. Frank Phillips celebrated a solemn Mass.



The final point of note is that yesterday, Mass was offered according to the Bragan rite/use, which we have spoken about here on the NLM numerous times before.


The Preparation of the Chalice at the Beginning of Mass


Prayers at the Foot of the Altar






Images courtesy of Scott Smith Photography