Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Bishop Schneider Celebrates at Trinità dei Pellegrini

This past Sunday, His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who is in Rome for the ad limina visit of the bishops of Kazakhstan, celebrated Mass at the FSSP’s Roman parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini. In keeping with the old Roman custom of celebrating the Forty Hours devotion on the three days before Ash Wednesday, a solemn votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament was said; towards the end, the Sacrament was placed a the monstrance, and set on the large throne seen in the photos below. (The tabernacle of the high altar is actually on runners, and designed to be pushed backwards precisely for this type of exposition, since back in the day, Trinità dei Pellegrini would hold the Forty Hours every month.) After the Mass, a procession was held within the church; the Sacrament was then returned to the throne above the altar until this morning, when the Forty Hours concluded.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the Mass
The Procession

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