Monday, January 09, 2012

Epiphany, Holy Family and Joan of Arc

There has been plenty on the go, liturgically speaking, since the beginning of the new year and rather than trying to recount it all, I wanted to take a moment to round up a couple of recent items that I think are worth sharing from just the past few days. The first comes within the context of the papal Mass of the Epiphany this past Friday, January 6th. During the course of that Mass, the Holy Father consecrated two bishops. Here are just a few images.

Here, some video:

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Also on Epiphany, this time within the context of the usus antiquior at the Benedictine monastery of Norcia comes the following image showing the private Mass of one of the monks at the monastery's Epiphany altar.

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Also in the usus antiquior, this past Sunday was the feast of the Holy Family, and in Nantes, France, we see photos of Fr. Bizard,the Vice-Rector of the FSSP Seminary in Wigratzbad celebrating solemn Mass. It is a beautiful church, one which we have only too seldom shown I fear.

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Our final mention goes to a rather unique event in an important location: Solemn Mass celebrated in Orleans Cathedral, January 7th, on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the birth of St. Joan of Arc

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