Friday, June 04, 2021

A First Mass at St Vincent Archabbey

Continuing with some recent photopost submissions of first Masses: on Pentecost Sunday, the day after his priestly ordination, Fr Cassian Edwards OSB offered his first Solemn Mass at the basilica of St Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, assisted by his confereres Br Barnabas O’Reilly as deacon, and Fr Boniface Hicks as subdeacon. The vestment set was taken out of the Abbey Art Gallery after many decades and put back to its proper use; it is part of a full abbatial solemn set made in the late 1800s. This was the first “first Mass” offered in the Traditional Rite by a newly ordained priest of the community since the liturgical changes. Our congratulations to Fr Cassian, to his religious family, and to all those who helped him with such a beautiful celebration for his first Mass – feliciter! (All photos courtesy of Mr David Sao.)

Tradition will always be for the young!

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