Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Confirmed for October 2016

We are happy to share the following communiqué issued yesterday by the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum.

December 8, 2015, Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Year of Mercy
Populus Summorum Pontificum in Norcia and Rome
With The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Abp. of Portland
October 27-30, 2016

The Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum Roman pilgrimage keeps the ancient Roman liturgy alive in the Church. - 2015 message from Pope Francis

“On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which ushers in the Jubilee Year, the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum (CISP) gladly confirms the dates and general organization of the fifth Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to the tombs of the Holy Apostles.

The pilgrimage will get on its way on Thursday 27 October at about 3 p.m., with a bus ride from Rome to Norcia, the birthplace of Saint Benedict. In Norcia the pilgrims will be greeted by the Benedictine monks, as well as by Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon, who will serve as their guide throughout the pilgrimage.

On the morning of Friday, October 28, Abp. Sample will celebrate Mass in the Basilica of Norcia.

That Friday evening, the pilgrims will have returned to Rome and are invited to join in a torch-lit procession to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Institute of the Good Shepherd.

On Saturday, October 29, the Populus Summorum Pontificum will follow in His Excellency’s footsteps across the threshold of the Holy Door and attend the pontifical Mass celebrated at noon in Saint Peter’s Basilica (celebrant to be announced).

Lastly, on Sunday, October 30, Archbishop Sample will bring this fifth international pilgrimage to a close by celebrating the Feast of Christ the King at the FSSP’s Roman church of Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini.

Concerning the daytrip to Norcia: the logistics of that exceptional day in Saint Benedict’s birthplace have been entrusted to the Via Sacra agency. For information and enrolment (including the Rome-Norcia round trip, dinner Thursday evening, and the stay in Norcia,) please contact Marie Perrin at, or by telephone at +33 (0)6 28 73 77 79.

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