The easiest way for all pilgrims to enter St. Peter’s basilica for cardinal Burke’s Solemn High Mass on Saturday, October 25, is to join the procession that will leave from San Lorenzo in Damaso after the Eucharistic Adoration.
The procession will be coordinated by Fr Marc Hausmann (see picture). To ensure a greater degree of dignity and solemnity, we should like to invite all Priests to follow his instructions, especially as regards the following –
• please wear a cassock and cotta;
• if you are wearing a biretta, put it on after genuflecting in front of the High Altar, and keep it on for the whole procession;
• please keep your hands joined in prayer throughout the whole procession;
• finally, please remember to stand and walk two abreast.
For the procession to proceed properly a lot will depend upon the lay faithful, who will be asked to walk four abreast throughout the whole procession and to sing when required. Since the lex orandi is an expression of our lex credendi, if we do things properly we will show the fervour of our life of prayer.
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(A message from the Foederatio Internationalis Juventutem)
Juventutem is a group of Catholic young adults who pursue holiness by attending the Traditional Latin Mass and by tapping into other timeless traditions of the Faith. Young adult members of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem work for the sanctification of youth – both at the triennial World Youth Days as well as in the local dioceses and parishes.
As part of this year’s October pilgrimage, George cardinal Pell will celebrate a Solemn High Mass for Juventutem on Friday, October 24th, at 6:30 p.m. at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, a personal parish established by the Bishop of Rome for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
In Rome, 23-25 October, a pastor has agreed to make his parish gymnasium available to backpacking Juventutem members, at near-gratis rates.
Fr. Armand de Malleray, FSSP, the ecclesiastical assistant of the FIJ, will be present in Rome and will provide spiritual conferences for those young adults who gather for this General Assembly of Juventutem. To the extent that we are joined by young adults from Poland, we hope to begin serious discussions of the Juventutem presence at WYD Krakow.
Young adults who intend coming to Rome, are invited to fill in this questionnaire.