October 2016: Archbishop Sample in Rome with the People of Summorum Pontificum for the Holy Year of Mercy

Sacra LiturgiaIn 2016, the fifth pilgrimage of the people of Summorum Pontificum at the Apostle’s tomb will coincide with the closing of the Holy Year of Mercy that our Holy Father Francis decreed.

Today, on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 2015, the CISP gladly announces to all the pilgrims that Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland has already accepted the invitation to join them, to guide them throughout this pilgrimage, and to cross the threshold of the Holy Door with them.

The CISP thanks His Excellency for his availability and assures him of its fervent prayers as well as of those of the pilgrims for his apostolate and the faithful of Portland.


The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.

POPE FRANCIS, bull Misericordiae Vultus

October 22-25, 2015: Pilgrims of Summorum Pontificum to Rome for the Synod on the Family


Flyer pilgrimage #sumpont2015The fourth annual pilgrimage to Rome for supporters of Summorum Pontificum will take place Thursday, the 22nd of October through Sunday, the 25th of October, 2015. The pilgrimage will begin, as in every year, with Pontifical Vespers in the Personal Parish Church of SS Trinità dei Pellegrini and will conclude with the celebration in the same church of the feast of Christ the King, on Sunday the 25th of October.

This year the pilgrimage will coincide with the closing of the Synod on the Family and so the prayer of the pilgrims will be offered, in a particular way, for that the Church will once again find home for our “little domestic churches” (Familiaris Consortio, 51) under the protection and guide of the Holy Family of Nazareth, model of conjugal life, of education and sanctification, so that new generations of catholic families might be the leaven of the new evangelization.

Saturday the 24th of October, the pilgrimage will arrive at its culmination with the solemn procession towards St Peters and the celebration, at 12 Noon, in the Vatican Basilica of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The CISP would like to warmly thank His Eminence Cardinal Comasti, Archpriest of St Peters for the generous solicitude with which he agreed, far in advance, to the date and time of the celebration of the Mass.


To improve the preparation for the pilgrimage, the CISP has decided to enrich its team, even establishing a musical coordinator, a press officer and national delegates.  Continue reading