Saturday, June 26, 2010

FSSP Chapel: Consecration and Pontifical High Mass

The two videos below are quite long, but will be of interest to those who have never seen or attended the traditional consecration of a church or a Pontifical High Mass in the traditional form.

From the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter website:

"On Wednesday, the 3rd of March, 2010, the new Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary was solemnly consecrated by His Excellency Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska (USA)."

"About Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
Located in rural Denton, Nebraska, is the English-speaking seminary for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. Men from all over the world, come to study for the priesthood in the seminary’s seven year program. A few represented countries include Australia, the French West Indies, England, Scotland and Nigeria. For more information, please go to

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is the center of the world’s largest provider of training resources and materials for priests who wish to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Since June of 2007, priests from over 70 dioceses in the United States have been personally trained. For more information, please go to

The seminary building itself has a total of 100 seminary rooms and 13 priest suites. With construction on the seminary beginning in the fall of 1998, the Pontifical Consecration and Mass on March 3rd crowned the heart and jewel of the seminary, the chapel.

Thanks to Thomas Gordon Smith, its architect, the seminary chapel reflects a contemporary rebirth in the rich tradition of classical Catholic architecture. Upon entering through its mahogany doors, the visitor is immersed in the chapel's beauty and grandeur which include an elevated main altar, emphasized by a 31-foot marble canopy or “baldachino”, the chapel's seven side altars and liturgical choir stalls which seat 92 seminarians and priests."

Traditional Latin Mass Directory for U.S. & Canada

The link below is a useful directory for finding Traditonal Latin Masses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Some may be interested in finding a TLM when on vacation or traveling for business.

Directory - Traditional Latin Mass

According to the aforementioned directory, there are Traditional Latin Masses in over 180 dioceses in the U.S. & Canada. In Texas there are weekly TLM's in 10 of the 15 dioceses; though it should be mentioned that, unfortunately, the Masses are usually at inconvenient times.

We look forward to the day when the Diocese of Beaumont can be added to the list.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI on applause in Church

An excellent image from True Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter

The quotation is from Pope Benedict's book, The Spirit of the Liturgy.