Sunday, March 14, 2010

Solemn Mass (Usus Antiquior) in the Pantheon Commemorates Giovanna of Savoy

It was widely reported on various sites that a Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior was to be offered in the Basilica of S. Maria ad Martyres (i.e. the Roman Pantheon) on the 28th of February of this year. The Mass was being offered in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the passing of Giovanna of Savoy and was being hosted by the "Associazione Mafalda e Giovanna di Savoia", which organization exists to promote the cause of her beatification and canonization, and "Rinnovamento nella Tradizione".

Present at the Mass were various dignitaries, including Principe Amedeo di Savoia Aosta, and his wife, Principessa Silvia, Honorary President of the Associazione Mafalda e Giovanna di Savoia. A representative of the mayor of Rome was in attendance, as were members of the Order of the Poor Knights of Christ, including their Grand Master, Dom Marcello Alberto Cristofani della Magione.

The Mass was offered by Don Riccardo Petroni, a priest of the Roman diocese, and ecclesiastical assistant to the association Familia Christi.

The following photos were published on the website of Rinnovamento nella Tradizione and sent to the NLM by the same.

The full gallery of photos may be seen here.

The full report written by Rinnovamento nella Tradizione may be read here.

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