Come to Rome!

Ash Wednesday 2014
Dear US Pilgrims,

We’re glad to inform you that we’ve signed a partnership with Syversen Touring, a family run Catholic tour operator.
Syversen Touring is organizing a NY-Rome-NY trip from October 20 to October 28 that will include full participation in the third international Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. Pilgrims travelling with Syversen Touring will also attend the papal audience, visit and pray in Assisi and in Nursia, the birthplace of Saint Benedict.

If you’re interested you can already download the brochure following this link.

Have a good and holy Lent!

Guillaume Ferluc
Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum

Cardinal Burke to offer the Holy Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica

2 FEBRUARY 2014,

The Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum is happy to announce that His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, will celebrate the Solemn Pontifical High Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Saturday, October 25, in Saint Peter’s Basilica, at 12:00 Noon, on the occasion of the Third Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome.

The CISP would like to thank His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Comastri, Archpriest of Saint Peter’s Basilica, for responding so quickly to our request and making possible the celebration of the Holy Mass, the culmination of our pilgrimage ad Petri Sedem.

We can therefore begin to organize the pilgrimage, already now, eight months in advance, making it easier for pilgrims from Europe and from abroad to plan to participate in the pilgrimage to Rome. Thanks to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of H.H. Pope Benedict XVI of 7 July 2007, the riches of the Extraordinary Form are becoming more and more accessible to the Universal Church (Instruction Universæ Ecclesiæ, 30 April 2011), and people from all parts of the world are able to gather in pilgrimage for solemn prayer and for offering a witness to the faith.

We remind all that the Pilgrimage will begin on Thursday, October 23, and will conclude on the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King, on Sunday October 26, 2014.

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Pope Francis’ message

Archbishop Pozzo reading Pope Francis' message.

Archbishop Pozzo reading Pope Francis’ message.

To His Eminence, Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, during this Pilgrimage to Rome by the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum during the Year of Faith, His Holiness Pope Francis wishes to extend his most cordial welcome and hopes that, during your devout passage here among the tombs of the Apostles, you will comply more closely with Our Lord as celebrated at Mass and in the public prayer of the Church, and thus receive new energy in living the life of the Gospels.

The Supreme Pontiff has called down upon you the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the maternal protection of the Mother of God, and gladly gives Your Eminence and all the Bishops, Priests, Religious, and faithful who have come to this sacred celebration his Apostolic Blessing  to bring you all peace and spiritual zeal.

Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State to His Holiness
Saturday 26 October, 2013

Message by Card. Burke to pilgrims

Dear “Summorum Pontificum” Pilgrims,

Your annual pilgrimage to Rome is drawing very close. Let me tell you that now, as you begin to prepare yourselves spiritually for this event, I have prayed the Holy Trinity to rain down blessings upon you all so that you may receive as many graces as possible during all the sacred ceremonies you take part in at the end of October in the eternal city.

May your fervent prayers and faith, which will receive a fresh impulse from St Peter’s Chair, be the pledge of many further blessings for you, your families, and especially for our Holy Father and for Holy Mother Church.

May God bless you one and all!

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
October 5, 2013

Program of the 2013 pilgrimage

This year’s high points, besides the procession and Mass at Saint Peter’s, will be the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) in the streets of Rome on Friday and the closing Mass on Christ the King Sunday. This Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Rifan, the bishop of the Apostolic Administration Saint Jean-Marie Vianney in Campos, Brasil.

Pilgrimage’s Map

Peregrinatio ad Petri Sedem

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> Thursday, October 24, 7.15pm:
Solemn Vespers of Saint Raphael presided over by Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and welcome of the pilgrims at Trinità dei Pellegrini Church.

> Friday, October 25, 9am:
Rosary at Santa Maria in Campitelli followed by cultural and spiritual visits divided up among the language groups.

> Friday October 25, 11.45am:
Meeting for priests and clerics with Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization (registration requested at

> Friday October 25, 4.45pm:
Via Crucis on the Palatine hill, led by the Opera Familia Christi, the organization in charge of the Sunday Mass at the Altemps Palace chapel (meeting under the Arch of Titus).

> Friday October 25, 7pm:
Pontifical High Mass at Trinità dei Pellegrini Church, celebrated by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana (Kazakhstan) and chanted by the Schola Sainte Cécile (Paris).

> Saturday October 26, 9am:
Eucharistic adoration at the Rome Oratory (Santa Maria in Vallicella) followed by the procession to Saint Peter’s Basilica.

> Saturday October 26, 11am:
Pontifical High Mass in Saint Peter, chanted by the Schola Sainte Cécile and celebrated by His Eminence, Dario cardinal Castrillón Hoyos on the 61st anniversary of his ordination to priesthood.

> Saturday October 26, 4pm:
Presentation of Bishop Athanasius Schneider last book: “Corpus Christi – La santa comunione e il rinnovamento della Chiesa”.

> Sunday October 27, 9.30am:
Pontifical High Mass for the Solemnity of Christ the King, celebrated by Bishop Rifan, Apostolic Administrator of the Saint Jean-Marie Vianney community of Campos (Brasil) at the basilica of Saint Mary above Minerva.