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."

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