Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Influence of Benedict XVI in the Philippines

Two signs of the influence of the liturgical reform of Benedict XVI in the Philippines came in from two different Filipino readers this week. One is within the modern Roman liturgy and one, the ancient Roman liturgy.

The first images (by "Karl") come from the recent jubilee Mass of His Eminence, Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, the Cardinal Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines.

(There is nothing specifically "Benedictine" in this image, but I show it to give some liturgical context.)

The next comes from Fr. Joseph Skelton, Jr. and shows a Solemn Mass for the Ascension, offered in one of the oldest churches in his diocese and one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines; Immaculate Conception Parish, Baclayon, Bohol. The church was built in 1727 by the Spanish Jesuits.

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