Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Marian Pilgrimage in Hungary

On October 11th, His Excellency Lajos Varga, auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Vác in Hungary, celebrated a Pontifical High Mass for the 5th time at Hungary’s Franciscan-run national Marian shrine, Mátraverebély – Szentkút, for the conclusion of the annual traditional pilgrimage “Peregrinatio Fidei”. Each year the faithful in Hungary who are attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite come from all over the country, to pray at this beautiful shrine of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Hungary. The assistant priest was Fr. Ervin Gellért Kovács O. Praem, the deacon was Fr. Dénes Takács, pastor of Jánok Slovakia, and the subdeacon was brother Csaba Frigyes Orbán O. Pream. Both Norbertines come from the Priory of Gödöllő. The Budapest EF community’s altar boys served the mass, with music provided by the schola of the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli. A group of knights from the Militia Templi also attended as well. In the afternoon, Vespers was sung, followed by the Litany of Loreto, and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. (Photos courtesy of Mr Bertalan Kiss and the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli; click link for more photos)

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