Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pontifical Mass for Centenary of Mariawald Abbey [Update]

As recently mentioned, Mariawald Abbey, the German Trappist abbey which last year had received the privilege conceded by the Holy Father of a complete return to the Liturgy and the Observance in use in the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) until 1963/64, yesterday celebrated the centenary of its erection as a Trappist abbey with a Pontifical Mass sung by the abbot, Dom Josef Vollberg. Our friend Martin Bürger at EXSVLTET has photos.

Terce before Mass (in the choir you will see, in addition to the monks of Mariawald, Trappists from Oelenberg, the mother abbey of Mariwald, the abbot of the Cistercian abbey of Himmerod, Benedictines from Maria Laach, Salvatorians from Steinfeld, as well as diocesan clergy and seminarians of Aachen [Aix-la-Chapelle] and the FSSP; Trappistines from the nearby abbey of Maria Frieden were present in the nave):

Prayers at the foot of the altar (the assistant priest was Fr Franz Karl Banauch FSSP):






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