Saturday, 7 July 2018

11th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Today we celebrated the 11th Anniverary of the issuing of Pope Benedict XVI's decree Summorum Pontificum with a Traditional Latin Mass in Blessed Cardinal Newman's University Church on St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.  It was also the 11th Anniversary of the first monthly First Saturday Traditional Latin Mass there.  The text came through from a friend in Rome that the long-awaited Summorum Pontificum had been published.  However, the Sodality of Our Lady, meeting monthly in University Church since 2003, had already received the gracious permission of the Archbishop of Dublin for a monthly Traditional Latin Mass even before Pope Benedict XVI's decree.  Today was a day to give thanks to God for many blessings received and the kindness of many friends over the years!