Wednesday, November 16, 2022

All Saints and All Souls Photopost 2022 (Part 1)

As always, we are very grateful to all our photopost contributors, this time for the liturgies of All Saints’ day and the commemoration of All Souls, as well as some other recent major feasts. There will be at least one more post in this series, and there is always room for more, so you are always welcome to send your photos to; remember to include the name and location of the church, and any other information you think important.

We begin with a beautiful custom which has been maintained for several years now at the FSSP’s parish in Rome, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini. On the feast of All Saints, all of the church’s relics are brought out and placed on the various altars; on the evening of the feast, they are officially presented to the faithful for veneration, one by one, after which Vespers is celebrated, and during the Magnificat, all of the altars are incensed. (The incensation of several altars can be done on any major feast.) Here we see the main altar set up for the solemn Mass of the feast.

The altar of the Virgin in the left transept.
The altar of St Matthew, patron of the church’s confraternity, in the right transept.
The altar of St Philip Neri, the founder of the church and its confraternity.
The altar of St John Baptist de Rossi (1698-1764), who was a member of the confraternity. His body was formerly kept in the altar itself until the 1960s, when it was transferred to a new parish in the Roman suburbs named after him.
The altar of the cross, built for daily Masses of the Dead, with the church’s relic of the True Cross.
The altar of St Charles Borromeo
The parish priest presents the relic of St Philip...
and blesses the faithful with the relic of the Cross.
The high altar before Vespers.
The church has also recently acquired this cover for the great painting of the Trinity by Guido Reni, to give a more appropriately austere appearance to the sanctuary at Masses for the dead, including that of All Souls.
Church of the Immaculate Conception – Carrancas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
St Francis of Assisi – Jefferson, North Carolina
St Ann – Charlotte, North Carolina
Mass and Eucharistic Process on the feast of Christ the King
Church of the Holy Rosary – São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mass, Procession and Te Deum for the closing of the month of the Holy Rosary, and admission of new members of the church’s confraternity. This the oldest church in the city, built around 1705, at the same time as the founding of the confraternity by slaves from the then-village of São João Del Rei.
St Clement – Ottawa, Ontario (FSSP)
Office of the Dead in the local Catholic cemetery.

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