Join #sumpont2016

Holy Year of Mercy
The people of Summorum Pontificum in Norcia and Rome
With The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Abp. of Portland
October 27-30, 2016

« The Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum Roman pilgrimage keeps the ancient Roman liturgy alive in the Church. »
2015 message from Pope Francis

On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which ushers in the Jubilee Year, the Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum (CISP) gladly confirms the dates and general organization of the fifth Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage at the tombs of the Holy Apostles.

The pilgrimage will get on its way on Thursday 27 October at about 3pm with a bus ride from Rome to Norcia, the birthplace of Saint Benedict. In Norcia the pilgrims will be greeted by the Benedictine monks there as well as by Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon, who will serve as their guide throughout the pilgrimage.

On Friday 28 October morning, Abp. Sample will celebrate Mass in the Basilica of Norcia.

That Friday evening the pilgrims will have returned to Rome and are invited to join in a torch-lit procession to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Institute of the Good Shepherd.

On Saturday 29 October, the people of Summorum Pontificum will follow in His Excellency’s footsteps across the threshold of the Holy Door and attend the pontifical Mass celebrated at noon in Saint Peter’s Basilica (name of celebrant to be announced).

Lastly, on Sunday 30 October, Archbishop Sample will bring this fifth international pilgrimage to a close by celebrating the Feast of Christ the King in Santa Trinità dei Pellegrini Church.


About the daytrip to Norcia:
The logistics of that exceptional day in Saint Benedict’s birthplace has been entrusted to the Via Sacra agency.
For information and enrolment (including the Rome-Norcia round trip, dinner Thursday evening, and the stay in Norcia), please contact Marie Perrin at


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