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.

Annual General Meeting in Westminster

Here is another short report from the LMS Chairman’s blog.


Yesterday we had our AGM, followed by Mass in Westminster Cathedral.


For the first time, I was able to take photos from some of the galleries. See, I have the power of bilocation. I pressed the button for both of the above photographs of the Consecration. One was remote-control, however.


The celebrant was Fr Anthony Glaysher, a parish priest on the Isle of Wight who is the LMS Regional Chaplain for the South West. He also gave an excellent address to the AGM before Mass. The deacon was Fr Young of the Ordinariate, the subdeacon was Fr Patrick Hayward.





The only trouble with leaving one camera in the gallery was that I was more limited than I otherwise would have been in the lenses I could use from the ground. The above photo was taken with a zoom lenses from miles back in the nave. Westminster Cathedral does, of course, have a very long nave! The photo below was taken with a wide-angle lens.


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