Monday, December 18, 2023

Rorate Mass Photopost 2023 (Part 2)

The response to our photopost request for Rorate Masses has been overwhelming, and there will definitely be at least two more posts in this series... not to mention the fact that Gaudete Sunday was only yesterday, so hopefully, photos of rose-colored vestments will be arriving soon. There is always room and time for more, so please feel free to send in photos of any and all of your Advent liturgies to; don’t forget to include the name and location of the church, and any other information you think important.

In this post, we also have Spanish blue vestments for Immaculate Conception, and pictures of a Mass in the Ordinariate Rite, all good signs of the steady recovery of our authentic Catholic liturgical traditions. The good work of evangelizing through beauty continues apace!

Nuestra Señora del Pilar – Guadalajara, Mexico (FSSP)
Tradition will always be for the young!
Holy Family – Millbrook (Southampton), England
Courtesy of Mr John Ryan Debil...
who also shared these photos of his home oratory. For the Immaculate Conception, the altar is decorated with a statue of the Virgin Mary...
and these images of the heroines of the Old Testament who are traditionally read by the Church as prefiguration of her: Deborah and Jael,

Judith and Esther.
His arrangement for the First Sunday of Advent.
Shrine of St Walburge – Preston, Lancashire, England (ICRSP)
Courtesy of the shrine and the photographer, Mr Michael Durnan
Old St Patrick’s Church – New Orleans, Louisiana
Courtesy of Mr John Girone, following in the footsteps of his mother, Mrs Allison Girone, one of our favorite photographers and regular photopost contributors.

Capilla Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro – Bogotá, Colombia (IBP)
Mass of the Immaculate Conception, with classically Spanish blue vestments (note the ‘collarinos’, the large collars on the dalmatic and tunicle.)

Saint John Henry Newman Church  Victoria, British Columbia
A community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter

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