When Pope Benedict visited Brazil last May, he was a guest of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Assumption in São Paulo, known simply as "Monastery of Saint Benedict". Since the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum went into effect, a Traditional Mass has been celebrated in the abbatial church every Sunday. A reader reports:
Since September 16th, 2007, every Sunday the bells of the abbatial church of Saint Benedict's Monastery, in São Paulo, have rung again, calling the faithful to the celebration of the Tridentine Mass. [Pictures of the September 16th Mass here].
Accompanied by a Gregorian Choir and the attendance of about 400 people every week, the Priest kneels before the old altar and everyone listens his sweet and confident voice: "Introibo ad altare Dei"...
The Monastery that received Benedict XVI in his first visit to Brazil as a Pope witnesses now the practical result of his Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. Each Sunday, at 6 PM, the Old Rite is celebrated and we hope that this decision may bring many Catholics to the beauty and glory of the Holy Church.