06 November 2012

Report: International Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome

From 26 October - 5 November 2012, members of the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild, in cooperation with The Remnant Newspaper, traveled to Rome, Italy, to participate in the International Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, organized by the International Federation Una Voce and the Italian Coordinamento Summorum Pontificum.  Guild members lead a contingent of American pilgrims from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Minnesota, Georgia, and Texas.

Solemn Mass for the Feast of Christ the King at Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter church in Rome.  Pilgrims also attended daily Traditional Latin Mass at this church.

A visit to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls to pray at the tomb of St. Paul.

Pilgrims prayed in the Crypt of the Nativity at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major before a relic of the Holy Crib.

Pilgrims prayed the Holy Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran and ascended the Holy Stairs on their knees while meditating on the Passion of Our Lord.

Audience with the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI in Saint Peter's Square.

Pontifical Mass for the Feast of All Saints offered by Cardinal Brandmuller, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, in the church of Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini.

Praying before the tomb of St. Cecilia in the Basilica of Saint Cecilia.

Pontifical Mass for All Souls Day offered by Archbishop Sciacca, Secretary-General of the Governatorate of Vatican City State, in the church of Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini.

Praying the Angelus in St. Peter's Square with the Holy Father.

We were joined on pilgrimage by Dr. John Rao (left), Associate Professor of History at St. John's University, New York City, and Director of the Roman Forum.

Woodlawn Council wishes to thank Syversen Touring for expertly and professionally arranging travel, lodging, and meals for this pilgrimage.

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