Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Photopost Catch-Up: October 2017

Here are photos from a variety of events which have taken place over the last few weeks, with our thanks, as always, to everybody who sent them in! We have a nice mix of Masses and processions held for particular events, and a follow up on our last photopost, since someone asked to see more of a certain church in the Philippines.

The Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage
Around 100 people participated, walking on foot over 60 miles to the miraculous shrine of Notre Dame du Cap in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, from September 2-4. This is the 14th pilgrimage, organized by members of St Clement Parish in Ottawa, Canada (FSSP). The pilgrimage culminated with a Solemn High Mass in the historic shrine. (Photos from Mr Ian Gallagher.)

Summorum Pontificum Conference in Chicago
Veritas Bonitas Pulchritas Chicago, a young group that organizes traditional Latin Masses at various parishes, chapels, and shrines in the Chicago area, presented the “Ever Ancient, Ever New” Conference on September 16th to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Following the conference, Mass was offered at the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross by Bishop Perry on the External Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. (1st photo, courtesy of the Monastery of the Holy Cross, the rest from VBP and Xavier Boudreau.)

Una Voce Iowa Welcomes Fr Cassian Folsom
Fr. Cassian Folsom of the Benedictine Monks of Norcia offered a Day of Reflection at the invitation of Central Iowa Una Voce. His topics were all related to the Extraordinary Form, and how the faithful can come to a deeper understanding of it, as well as an exegesis on the Roman Canon. The Mass of St Jerome was celebrated in the Minor Basilica of St John in Des Moines, the first Extraordinary Form Mass celebrated at the Basilica in over 25 years. Seminarians from the dioceses of Des Moines and Sioux Falls, South Dakota were in attendance; Monastic None was celebrated in the mid-afternoon.

Forty Hours and Eucharistic Procession at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, New Jersey
Photos courtesy of John Symons

Some More of St Joseph the Worker Cathedral in Tagbilaran City, The Philippines
Mr Joseph Skelton writes, “Someone commented on the last post to which we contributed that he would like to see more of our Cathedral. Please know that the paintings that you see on the ceiling are only one year old, done by a young local artist who was commissioned by the church to beautify it with holy artwork. The dome depicts the Holy Trinity and a multitude of people surrounding God, they are Filipino men and women who are His throne. The nave depicts scenes from the Sacred Scriptures; the middle pictures are reminders of the First Diocesan Synod, and also the earthquake that devastated many of our churches on October 15, 2013. I am so proud of our Cathedral; it is a very beautiful and worthy place of worship!”

Procession in Honor of the Fatima Centenary
Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville, Virginia held a procession for the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions at Fatima on the morning of October 7, the feast of the Holy Rosary. The route went right past the park which saw a violent conflict during a political rally in August, an area that assuredly needs prayers for peace. (Photos from Matthew Blumenfeld.)

Eucharistic Procession in Virginia Beach, Virginia
1,100 Catholic parishioners of the Richmond Diocese participated in the sixth annual Traditional Eucharistic Procession along the oceanfront boardwalk in Virginia Beach on Sunday, October 8, offering litanies, rosaries, and hymns as they walked the two mile round-trip from Star of the Sea Catholic Church to the 24th St. Park for Adoration and Benediction, and then processed back for Benediction, prayed for our country, our bishop, priests, deacons and more vocations to the Holy Priesthood. (Photos from Michael Sottung. You can see the first photo in its original size by clicking on it, and appreciate how big this procession really was!)

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