This past weekend, the Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome was celebrated once again, coinciding with the end of the Synod on the Family, and the EF feast of Christ the King. Mr François Nanceau has been kind enough to share links to his photo albums of the events with us, and give us permission to reproduce some of his pictures here, to which I have added to a video. More pictures tomorrow!
Friday October 23rd - Pontifical Mass celebrated by Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, at the Church of Santa Maria in Campitelli.The Mass of St Anthony Maria Claret was said, with music by the Schola Sainte Cécile, conducted by our own Henri de Villiers, singing Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Mass for Four Choirs. (The video with a recording of the Kyrie is below the third picture.) Click here to see more photographs, and here to find them on facebook.
Saturday, October 24th - Procession from San Lorenzo in Damaso to St Peter’s, followed by a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Mons. Rodolfo Laise, Bishop Emeritus of San Luis, Argentina.The Mass of St Raphael the Archangel was said, with plainchant and polyphony by the Schola Sainte Cécile. Particularly outstanding in a day of wonderful music were the Laudes Regiae (“Christus vincit”), the motet Angeli, Archangeli by Jean Veillot († 1662) at the Offertory, and the Tantum ergo by Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726) at Communion. Click here to see more photographs, and here to find them on facebook.