Towards #sumpont2018

October 26-28, 2018:

The Most Reverend Czeslaw Kozon, Bishop of Copenhagen, in Rome with the people of Summorum Pontificum

#sumpont2018 Czeslaw KozonFollowing the success of the tenth anniversary celebrations of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio, the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum (CISP) is pleased to announce to all pilgrims that, in 2018, The Most Reverend Czeslaw Kozon, Bishop of Copenhagen, will be our guide ad Petri Sedem.

In 2018, the seventh international pilgrimage of the people of Summorum Pontificum to Rome will return to its usual date, the weekend of Christ the King in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October.

Taking advantage of the participation of Bishop Kozon, CISP appeals to all the priests and faithful of northern Europe to come and join him on this pilgrimage. To this end, German will be an official language of this pilgrimage, in addition to English, Italian and French.

We thank His Excellency for his agreement to participate and we assure him of our fervent prayers for his apostolate in Denmark.

Give a look at the final programme!

Prayer to Saint Philip Neri for the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

Prayer composed in 2014 by Fr. Claude Barthe

Good Saint Philip Neri, who didst found the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity for the welcome and help of pilgrims to Rome, we place ourselves under thy kind protection.

Assist our pilgrimage in the City that is our Mother and our Mistress. Unite thy prayer to the prayers we send up to the Prince of the Apostles, to whose Tomb we are going. Place us under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Salvation of the Roman people. Obtain for us mercy and forgiveness of our sins from Jesus Christ Our Lord, the Divine Spouse of the Church which He established upon Peter. Present to Him, through the hands of the Virgin Mary, our efforts, our labours, our sorrows, and our sacrifices for the celebration of the divine worship.

We beg thee to enlighten our faith, which is exposed to the darkness of the modern world, with thy smile and thy sense of humour.

Lastly we pray thee, good Saint Philip, to support our efforts to make the holy Roman liturgy just as you practised it shine in our parishes, in our nations, and in the whole world for the greater glory of God and for the conversion, consolation, and salvation of innumerable souls.


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