La processione del pellegrinaggio 2013 attraversa Ponte Sant'Angelo.


In italics: complementary programme, activities organized by friends of the pilgrimage

(a special Rome-Norcia-Rome tour –including bus transfer, hotel room and dinner with Abp. Sample– has been organized: see here to register)

Thursday, October 27
1500 – Buses leave Rome (optional pick-up at Fiumicino Airport, ask Via sacra)
1800 – Arrival in Norcia, check-in
1830 – Word of welcome by Fr. Barthe (chaplain of the pilgrimage) and Fr. Benedict, osb, followed by visit of the crypt and prayer at the birthplace of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica
1945 – Compline
2000 – “Nursia” beer tasting
2030 – Dinner at the Grotta Azzurra with the Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Abp. of Portland, OR (registered pilgrims only)

Friday, October 28
0600 – (optional) Lauds
0800 – (optional) Prime
0845 – Meditated rosary with Fr. Cassian, osb (church to be decided)
0940 – Terce
1000 – Pontifical Low Mass, celebrant the Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland, OR
1130 – Free time including visit of Corvus & Columba, the monastery store
1245 – Sext
1300 – Free time for lunch and exploration (pilgrims)
1300 – Lunch for priests with Abp. Sample and Fr. Cassian
1445/1515 – Buses depart to Rome


Friday,  October 28
1745/1815 – Arrival in Rome
1830 – Mass for the 10th anniversary of the Institute of the Good Shepherd (celebrated by Card. Castrillón Hoyos, Church of Saints Luke and Martin at the Roman Forum)
2000 – Torchlight procession towards Santa Maria in Campitelli.
2100 – Cocktail given by the IGS

Saturday, October 29
0930 – Eucharistic adoration at San Lorenzo in Damaso (confessions available)
1030 – Solemn procession towards St. Peter’s, led by Abp. Sample
1145 – Crossing of the Holy Door
1200 – High Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica celebrated by Abp. Sample; homily to be held by William Card. Levada, Prefect emeritus of the Doctrine of the Faith and former Archbishop of Portland; music provided by the seminarians of the IGS
1400 – Buffet for priests and seminarians, sponsored by Paix liturgique (Palazzo Cesi, registration required)
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1900 – Musical conference and Organ concert, Church of San Crisogono, organized by (to be confirmed)

Sunday, October 30
1100 – Pontifical High Mass celebrated by Abp Sample, Church of the Trinity of the Pilgrims (personal parish ruled by the FSSP)

> See our google map for the location of the various places where the ceremonies will take place.

Archbishop Sample to visit Norcia

From the newsletter of the Monks of Norcia, Spring 2016.

For the second time in five years, the international Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage will be back in Norcia. In 2014, pilgrims came for the closing of this important event that gathers lay people, priests, religious and seminarians from all over the world, devoted to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. On the Feast of Christ the King, His Eminence, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, attended a Solemn Mass celebrated by Fr. Cassian, delivered a sound homily on the royalty of Christ and gave a blessing to the congregation.

samplebrigidinesThis year the pilgrimage will be led by Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, of Portland (Oregon). Archbishop Sample is well-known for his deep liturgical sensibilities. As bishop of Marquette, he wrote one of the most important documents about sacred music, a pastoral letter entitled “Rejoice in the Lord Always”.

Archbishop Sample is convinced that “If we are transformed by the sacred liturgy, then we, as believers, can help transform the culture” as he told the National Catholic Register on March 2013. Archbishop Sample and the Monks of Norcia, following the example of Saint Benedict, share a great love for the Liturgy, sacred music and culture. This commonality makes the archbishop’s visit very fitting indeed.

The fifth Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage will begin on Thursday, October 27 and will end on Sunday, October 30, the Feast of Christ the King in the old calendar. The highlight of the event will be a solemn procession on the streets of Rome and the celebration of Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday. This year, the pilgrimage will begin in Norcia where Archbishop Alexander K. Sample will celebrate Holy Mass on Friday, October 28.

Click here to join the day in Norcia (roundtrip Rome-Norcia-Rome)