Visit to London of His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

I am sure that by now you would have seen the photographs from the Pontifical High Requiem Mass, however, just in case you haven’t, here is the official LMS press release.

More than 300 people gathered to watch Cardinal Raymond Burke confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Traditional Rite at St James’, Spanish Place on Saturday, 14th November. The service was followed by Pontifical Benediction. 36 people (adults and children) were confirmed. The LMS thanks Fr Christopher Colven, the Rector of Spanish Place, for his hospitality.

In the afternoon, the Cardinal celebrated our Annual Requiem Mass in Westminster Cathedral, joined by a congregation of 500+.

The LMS is very grateful to all the priests and servers who generously gave of their time to assist in these celebrations.

LMS Chairman Joseph Shaw said: “For our fiftieth anniversary year, the Latin Mass Society was very honoured to have Cardinal Burke as our guest in London. [The Cardinal’s] fidelity to the teaching and discipline of the Church is an inspiration to Catholics all over the world, and all the public events he took part in were very well attended. We are grateful also to Cardinal Nichols for his hospitality in allowing Cardinal Burke offer Mass and celebrate the sacrament of confirmation in his diocese.”

A selection of photographs (courtesy of Daniel Blackman) can be seen here, with additional photographs (courtesy of Joseph Shaw) here.

Historic First Pontifical High Mass at the Throne

Historic: First Pontifical High Mass at the Throne in England since the advent of the new rite

Article from RORATE CÆLI

Bishop Alan Hopes of the Diocese of East Anglia became the first bishop in England to celebrate a Pontifical High Mass at the throne (in his cathedral) in the extraordinary form in modern times on Saturday for the feast of All Saints.
This was also the first time a pontifical high mass has been celebrated in Norwich Cathedral as the church only became such in the 1970s when the Diocese of East Anglia was established.
This was as well the first time that a Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by a bishop in his own cathedral in the ancient see of East Anglia since the death of Bishop John Hopton OP in 1558.

Truly a historic day liturgically for the Catholic Church in England.

[More images here, by Juventutem London]