Monday, March 15, 2010

The Consecration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary Chapel - Part 3

We have reported earlier on the various rituals associated with the consecration of the chapel of the Fraternity of Saint Peter’s American seminary: Vespers and the procession of the Relics the day before, and the consecration ritual itself. We have also posted some other photos, and the link to the complete videos of the entire ritual. The Fraternity is working on a photo-gallery which will cover all of the events of the consecration itself and the two days preceding; while we wait for them to finish sorting though the several hundred photos which were taken, here are some preliminary images of the Mass of Dedication, courtesy of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.

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The major ministers processing into the chapel, seen from the chor loft.

The Collect. The book and candle are carried by members of the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart in Wyoming, the crook and mitre by two of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer. Men from both of these communities study at O.L.G.

The Gospel procession assembles at the Bishop's throne.

His Eminence William Card. Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and head of the Ecclesia Dei commission, conveys the greetings and blessing of the Pope before the homily.

The elevation of the Chalice

The Superior General of the F.S.S.P., Fr. John Berg, conveys the Peace to Cardinal Levada.

The recessional.

Bishop Bruskewitz, Cardinal Levada and the Co-consecrators of the side-altars on the steps of the newly-consecrated chapel.

The seminary community in front of its new and newly-official spiritual home.

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