Friday, 12 August 2022

Pro Missa Tridentina Annual General Meeting and Mass

We have had these lovely photos from Pro Missa Tridentina (Germany), of the Mass which was celebrated on the occasion of their Annual General Meeting, on Sunday 7th August, at Villmar (near Limburg). Photo credit to PMT Germany.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Short testimonial video

Our friends at Preserve the Latin Mass have published this: it expresses the feelings and experiences of many people adversely affected by Traditionis custodes.


There is an appeal for people to help create such testimonials on their website here.

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Monday, 28 March 2022

Gregorius Magnus 13 published

Download the pdf here; see it optimised for mobile devices on ISSUU here.

The latest Gregorius Magnus includes articles from Malawi, Australia, New Zealand, and Ukraine, plus our regular selection of magazine articles from member associations in England, Germany, and France, book reviews, responses to the Responsa ad dubia, and a photographic report on the 2021 Summorum Pontificum--Ad Petri sedem Pilgrimage.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Join the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart!

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On Friday the Holy Father is going to consecrate Russia, and Ukraine, 'especially', to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in union (at the Pope's request) with the bishops of the world.

There is little we can do to make the consecration more perfect from a spiritual point of view as far the words and intentions of the hierarchy are concerned. But we can join in as best we can on our own behalfs.

No official prayer has been suggested, but here is one from the Raccolta--the old handbook of indulgenced prayers--which seems suitable to say on Friday. I have just added a phrase to specify the intention. It was promulgated by Pope Pius XII in 1942.

Pope Francis will start his act of consecration at 5pm Rome time.

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Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Queen of the most holy Rosary, help of Christians, refuge of the human race, victorious in all the battles of God, we prostrate ourselves in supplication before thy throne, in the sure hope of obtaining mercy and of receiving grace and timely aid in our present calamities, not through any merits of our own on which we do not rely, but only through the immense goodness of thy mother’s Heart. In thee and in thy Immaculate Heart, at this grave hour of human history, do we put our trust; to thee we consecrate ourselves, not only with all of Holy Church, which is the mystical body of thy Son Jesus, and which is suffering in so many of her members, being subjected to manifold tribulations and persecutions, but also with the whole world, torn by discords, agitated with hatred, the victim of its own iniquities.

Be thou moved by the sight of such material and moral degradation, such sorrows, such anguish, so many tormented souls in danger of eternal loss! Do thou, O Mother of mercy, obtain for us from God a Christ-like reconciliation of the nations, as well as those graces which can convert the souls of men in an instant, those graces which prepare the way and make certain the long desired coming of peace on earth. O Queen of peace, pray for us, and grant peace unto the world in the truth, the justice, and the charity of Christ.

Above all, give us peace in our hearts, so that the kingdom of God may spread its borders in the tranquillity of order. Accord thy protection to unbelievers and to all those who lie within the shadow of death; cause the Sun of Truth to rise upon them; may they be enabled to join with us in repeating before the Saviour of the world: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will.” Give peace to the nations that are separated from us by error or discord, and in a special manner to those peoples who profess a singular devotion toward thee; bring them back to Christ’s one fold, under the one true Shepherd. Obtain full freedom for the holy Church of God; defend her from her enemies; check the ever-increasing torrent of immorality; arouse in the faithful a love of purity, a practical Christian life, and an apostolic zeal, so that the multitude of those who serve God may increase in merit and in number.

Finally, even as the Church and all mankind were once consecrated to the Heart of thy Son Jesus, because He was for all those who put their hope in Him an inexhaustible source of victory and salvation, so in like manner do we consecrate ourselves, and the nations of Russia and Ukraine, forever to thee also and to thy Immaculate Heart, O Mother of us and Queen of the world; may thy love and patronage hasten the day when the kingdom of God shall be victorious and all the nations, at peace with God and with one another, shall call thee blessed and intone with thee, from the rising of the sun to its going down, the everlasting “Magnificat” of glory, of love, of gratitude to the Heart of Jesus, in which alone we can find truth, life, and peace.

(Pope Pius XII, 17 Nov 1942: with the addition of the words in red).

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Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Take part in the Synod!

Votive Mass of Our Lady, Oxford Oratory, England

Pope Francis has called on all members of the Church to contribute to a Synod to take place in Rome in 2023. Contributions are sought on where the Holy Spirit is guiding the Church.

At the same time testimonials have been requested by the 'Mothers of Traditional Priests' who are walking from Paris to Rome to present their concerns to the Holy Father.

Catholics attached to the Traditional liturgy should not allow their voices to be forgotten. Una Voce International calls on all our member associations and supporters all over the world to make brief and polite contributions before the deadline of Ash Wednesday: 2nd March 2022.

Further guidance on the Synod and the Mothers of Priests initiative is given in the linked documents in each of seven languages. You can email a PDF of you letter to contact@lavoieromaine.com.

Chinese;     German;     English;     Spanish;     French;     Italian;     Japanese

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Photo by John Aron: Latin Mass Society Mass in Westminster Cathedral.

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Friday, 24 December 2021

FIUV announces a new Ordo for 2022


It seems clear that there will be no Ordo for the Traditional Mass from Rome this year: it had been published for a number of years by the PCED and then the CDF.

Accordingly, the Federation has asked Peter Day-Milne to format an Ordo in the same style. It shows the Universal Calendar, with no local feasts. We hope it will be a useful resource. 

It can be downloaded as a pdf here.

We plan to print some physical copies as well, but this will have to wait for the New Year.

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