Saturday, July 20, 2013

Extraordinary Form Requiem Mass at Westminster Abbey

An Extraordinary Form Requiem took place at Westminster Abbey on Friday celebrated by Dom Alban Nunn OSB, a monk of Ealing Abbey. The Requiem was offered for Queen Edith, the wife of Saint Edward the Confessor. The Mass took place at the Saint's shrine in the Abbey. Here are some iPhone pictures which were taken by a member of the congregation:

After the Mass some of those gathered were shown this beautiful document in the Muniment Room: Queen Mary's charter to Abbot Feckenham's monks in 1556. The blue and gold shield at the top is the coat of arms from which the arms of both Ampleforth Abbey and St Louis Abbey, MO descend:

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