Mass for Vocations: Pantheon, January 2018

In addition to the work I am doing, amidst my studies, of founding a community of men devoted to the Passion of Our Lord, I have established a group with the help of a priest called “Tridentini.”

It is a group of students of Pontifical Universities in Rome who gather each month to celebrate a Mass for Vocations at a different Roman Church or Basilica. The Mass is offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. It not only brings us all together each month to assist the Church Militant with our prayers, especially for those in the process of discernment, but it gives all an opportunity to worship God in this venerable form of the Roman Rite. We are in Rome, in this ocean of graces testified by the lives of so many Saints buried throughout the city, and have the opportunity to pray in the Churches where these very Saints prayed! We can’t waste these graces.

We see by this community, the fruits of Summorum Pontificum. Priests, religious, seminarians, and lay students gather under the liberty granted and guaranteed by Summorum Pontificum, and we do so being able to courageously embrace the rich traditions that have been handed on to us.

I’ll write more on this great endeavor that is just growing.

Here are pictures (by my friend, Marc Williams, a fellow student at the Angelicum) from the Mass at the Pantheon for the Feast of Saint Polycarp.

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