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 barthe.cisp@mail.com).

> 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.

Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos in St Peter’s with the people of Summorum Pontificum



The CISP is happy to announce that His Eminence Dario, Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos will be celebrating Pontifical High Mass in the Basilica of St Peter’s on Saturday 26 October at 11 o’clock during the pilgrimage of the people of Summorum Pontificum to Rome.

Holy Mass on 26 October will allow Diocesan and Religious Priests, Seminarians, and the faithful among the people of Summorum Pontificum to show Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos their gratitude and affection for everything he has done in the service of the Church, especially at the time of the preparation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, during which His Eminence was a witness and of which he is the living memory.

The CISP especially wishes to thank His Eminence for coming to say Mass because the 26 October is the sixty-first anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood, which he received in the Basilica of the Holy Apostles in Rome on 26 October 1952. This Pontifical High Mass of thanksgiving at St Peter’s will be one of the central points of the Pilgrimage, during which the eternal youth of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be seen by all, and by means of which the people of Summorum Pontificum will contribute to the missionary zeal of the New Evangelisation.

2013 Press Conference : Talk by Fr Claude Barthe, Pilgrimage Chaplain


Fr. Barthe (left) with Fr. Z and don Almiro de Andrade (PCED) during the Sacra Liturgia meeting. Rome, June 2013.

Fr. Barthe (left) with Fr. Z and don Almiro de Andrade (PCED) during the Sacra Liturgia meeting. Rome, June 2013.

With the second Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage coming up, pilgrims who follow the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite are invited to close this Year of Faith the same way they began it: by making their way to Rome and showing their support for the Mission of the Church and their desire to play a greater part in it. This they can do by means of different ceremonies and acts of devotion, which will come to a close on 26 October with a procession to St. Peter’s for Holy Mass at eleven o’clock in the Basilica.

The pilgrimage will end on 27 October, Feast of Christ the King in the traditional calendar, with Holy Mass said by Bishop Rifan, Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney at Campos in Brazil and a Bishop from the other side of the world. For all the people of Summorum Pontificum this time will not only be the end of the pilgrimage and the Year of Faith, but rather the start of a new mission for all of us.

The ever-young and ardent liturgy of all time, which is peacefully spreading into almost all the Catholic world, breathes its own spirit into the work of the New Evangelisation. It attracts many of the young people who come to know it thanks to its powerful identity and the way it expresses sacredness, and for these reasons it is one of the main planks in the New Evangelisation.

It is also intrinsically one of the best ways of teaching catechesis about the Real Presence, what it means to be a Priest, and the value of the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

All pilgrimages to St. Peter’s and the tomb of the Apostle are in se pilgrimages we make with the Bishop of Rome, and are a way for us to show our love for the Successor to St. Peter. In this particular case, I think I can say the feeling is mutual: we know that Pope Francis is very interested in everything that renews and rejuvenates the outward face of the Church, and this Pope who came from so far away seems to have understood by intuition what strengths are to be found in older, European Catholicism.

For example, I can think of the recent appointment in Liège, in Belgium, of a Bishop who is very close to the Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome. One may think he is very modern, but as a Priest he has taken full advantage of the publication of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. Choices such as these show what great freedom of thought Pope Francis is capable of. The important thing is that Apostolates come back to life, without ideological ties. As far as we are concerned, Pope Francis is living out what his predecessor said to the Bishops of France in 2008:“Everyone has a place in the Church.”

Last year, Cardinal Cañizares, in his homily during Mass at St. Peter’s, insisted on the fecundity of the Extraordinary Form in giving rise to priestly and religious vocations.It is clear that Religious Orders, associations, seminaries, schools, and Traditional Scouts all have an important role to play in what we have come to know as the “New Catholicism”. Indeed, it has a very missionary impulse, whether among the communities born just after the Council or the works for young people and large families. Let us not forget that in many countries with very few vocations, more and more seminarians are being called by the Extraordinary Form. In France now, 15% of all new vocations come from the Extraordinary Form, and this gives a clear idea of the effects it has on the clergy.

A lot of old stockades are falling down. With all these diocesan Priests who are discovering the riches and joy of saying Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, the number of seminarians who are learning to follow it, and the ordinary Catholics who are asking for it in their parishes, something must be done to improve contacts between them all. The Year of Faith also involves the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.

All associations and diocesan and Ecclesia Dei communities are welcome, but for the pilgrimage to be for everyone – rather than a parade of associations – it must be for individual people. Catholics from their parishes and dioceses, Priests, religious and seminarians wherever they come from. So that everyone represents Summorum Pontificum and spreads its words.

Everyone. No exceptions.Just as happened last year, we shall meet up in St. Peter’s, and shall be open to those who are close to the Society of St. Pius X.Rome is the ideal place for this sort of unity:the Traditional Latin Mass, freely and openly celebrated (*) will bring about true unity for all Catholics.

Trinità dei Pellegrini Church, Rome, June 26, 2013.

(*) “Use of the 1962 missal is normal,” the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship said last year.