As always, we are very grateful to everyone who sent in their photographs of liturgies celebrated on the Immaculate Conception, a very large number indeed this year. For obvious reasons, we can only post a selection, but a few of these sets are posted on Facebook and elsewhere, and links are given where you can see some more of the photos. These are posted in the order received; we have a few Pontifical Masses, and some blue vestments from both the Philippine Islands and California.
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception - Fribourg, Switzerland (FSSP)Pontifical Mass with Bishop Athanasius Schneider. The music in Fribourg is always great, but particularly splendid here, with timpani, trumpets and theorbo! (Photos from the FSSP en Suisse Romande, click here to see the full set.)
Oratory of the Immaculate Conception - Birmingham, England
Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Grace Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham (See more on the Oratory’s Facebook page.)
National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon - North Jackson, Ohio
St Mary’s Parish - Kalamazoo, Michigan
St Louis Church - Tallahassee, FloridaOF ad orientem, with the ordinary of the Mass in Latin; courtesy of Una Voce Tallahassee, from their Facebook page.
St Andrew’s School chapel - Parañaque City, Philippine Islands
St Joseph Oratory - Detroit, Michican
Recently featured here on NLM as a new apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King.
Latin Mass Chaplaincy of Christchurch, New ZealandPontifical Mass celebrated by H.E. Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch. (See the full set of photos on their Facebook page. The young man in the first photo was one of three elevated as a Knight of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.)
Co-cathedral of St Joseph - Burlington, Vermont
St Joseph’s Church - Troy, New York
Pontifical Mass celebrated by H.E. Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany
Video of the Kyrie
Santa Maria degli Angeli - Civitanova Alta, ItalyCurrently hosting the community of the faithful of Summorum Pontificum of Tolentino (Sacred Heart Church) hit by the recent earthquake.
Ss Peter and Paul - Wilmington, California
Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania