We are extremely grateful for our (apparently numerous) Brazilian readers who have been keeping us informed of the vast influence which the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum has had in the most important dioceses in the nation with the largest number of nominal Catholics in the world. Considering that the great majority of Brazilians live in the larger cities and metropolitan areas, it is clear that, after Summorum Pontificum, a large number of Brazilian Catholics have the Traditional Mass in their own dioceses or at least in a neighboring diocese.
A reader from the large city of Curitiba, in the southern part of that country, sends us this report, with pictures:
In Curitiba, southern Brazil, the very first church built there in 1737, Igreja da Ordem, is having once again, after many decades, the extraordinary form or the Roman Rite, with the attendance of some 200 people every Sunday, mostly young people and young families.
We have a choir singing Gregorian Chant and the participation of everyone is truly beautiful, for we are all learning together the responses, the chants, everything. Our priest, a very holy monsignor, keeps applauding the congregation’s efforts in participating fully in our Traditional Mass.In another church in Curitiba, a daily Traditional Mass is also available since the Motu Proprio, celebrated by a wonderful Italian priest.We are deeply thankful to our Holy Father Benedict XVI! Deo gratias!
Dear readers, please keep sending us reports on Traditional Masses in your diocese and on the impact Summorum Pontificum has had in your local Church.