Friday, August 18, 2017

Assumption 2017 Photopost (Part 1)

My favorite photoposts are the ones which show not only the beauty, but also the great variety and richness of the Catholic liturgical tradition, and the submissions which we received for the Assumption this year are a great example of this. We have Masses of the feast in the EF and OF, as well as the OF vigil Mass, the blessing of a statue of the Virgin Mary, Benediction, and Pontifical Vespers. The photos have come in from all over the world, and we have enough to make two posts out of them; the second will appear tomorrow, with a few other things. Our thanks and best wishes to all those who sent them in - Evangelize through Beauty!

Monastère Saint-Benoît - La-Garde Freinet, France
Pontifical First Vespers of the Assumption, celebrated by His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke, in the presence of the local ordinary, His Excellency Dominique Rey, bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, assisted by Dom Alcuin Reid, and members of the Fraternity of St Joseph the Guardian. (This event was part of the Fourth Intl Sacra Liturgia Summer School.)

Prince of Peace - Taylor, South Carolina

Tradition is for the young!

Chapel of St Andrew’s School - Parañaque City, Manila, Philippines

Annunciation Catholic Church - Houston, Texas
St Gianna Oratory - Tucson, Arizona (ICKSP)

San Giovanni Battisti - Grottammare, Italy
Fifth annual pilgrimage and Mass, beginning at sunrise (5:15 a.m.)

The Adriatic Sea at dawn. The historical center of Grottammare is on a rather high hill; on clear days, you can see the Dalmatian coast on the other side.

St Benedict - Chesapeake, Virginia (FSSP)

St Mary’s - Kalamazoo, Michigan
Vigil Mass of the Assumption, celebrated by His Excellency Paul Bradley, Bishop of Kalamazoo, who afterwards blessed a new statue of the Virgin Mary.

EF Mass on the feast day, followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

Sanctus candle!

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