Saturday, August 29, 2020

A First Mass in Poland

On Thursday, August 20, the feast of St Bernard of Clairvaux, a newly-ordained priest, Fr Fabian Skowron, O. Cist., celebrated his first Mass in the traditional rite at the Cistercian monastery in Wąchock, Poland, assisted by seminarians and altar boys from Warsaw, Sandomierz and Radom, and several members of his own community. The Mass was sung by the choir of the cathedral basilica in Sandomierz, which sang the Gregorian chants from the Cistercian Gradual; the O Salutaris Hostia was sung immediately after the consecration, according to the Order’s custom. After the Mass, the faithful received first blessings from the new priest, to whom we offer our congratulations – ad multos et felices annos!

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