Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ordination at the FSSP Parish in Rome, June 22, 2013

This past Saturday, the Fraternity of St. Peter’s Roman Parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, hosted the ordination of one of their own, Fr. Massimo Botta, and of two Sons of the Divine Redeemer, Fathers Magdala Maria and Yousef Maria. The ordinations were conferred by Archbishop Guido Pozzo, the former Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, now serving as the Almoner of the Office of Papal Charities. NLM is very happy to offer our heartiest congratulations to the newly ordained priests and to their orders: ad multos annos! (Photographs of the ordination itself courtesy of the Catholic News Agency and Mr. Alan Holdren.)

Abp. Pozzo speaks with the ordinands before the ceremony.

The prostration of the ordinands during the Litany of the Saints.


Fr. Magdala is dressed by the Archbishop in priestly stole and chasuble.

Fr. Yousef’s hands are blessed after being anointed.

Fr. Botta presents his candle to the Archbishop.

Just before the Consecration of the Chalice.

The newly ordained priests concelebrate Mass with the ordaining bishop, saying the Offertory and Canon out loud with him. Each is assisted by another priest who remains by his side of the whole of the concelebrated part.

Trinità dei Pellegrini has laudably preserved the custom of using a special cloth called a houseling cloth when members of the clergy communicate at Ordination Masses and on Holy Thursday.

Fr. Yousef saying Mass at the main Redemptorist church in Rome, the shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Fr. Magdala celebrates a Solemn High Mass in the Borghese Chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore, beneath the famous icon of the Madonna Salus Populi Romani. This was the chapel where Pope Francis went to pray on the very first day of his papacy.

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