So many people were present at the Pontifical Mass celebrated by Cardinal Brandmüller!
The Altar. Just a few short years ago, its more traditional predecessor was the victim of a heinous liturgical crime (remember our 2006 post "Saint Peter's: How does an altar disappear?"), somewhat corrected in 2008.
Heartfelt congratulations to the organizers of the Convegno and the Mass - many in Rome must know how numerous we are and that we are not going away. Ever.
"Et recordaberis cuncti itineris, per quod adduxit te Dominus Deus tuus quadraginta annis per desertum, ut affligeret te, atque tentaret, et nota fierent quæ in tuo animo versabantur, utrum custodires mandata illius, an non. ... Vestimentum tuum, quo operiebaris, nequaquam vetustate defecit, et pes tuus non est subtritus, en quadragesimus annus est: ut recogites in corde tuo, quia sicut erudit filium suum homo, sic Dominus Deus tuus erudivit te, ut custodias mandata Domini Dei tui, et ambules in viis ejus, et timeas eum." (Deut. viii, 2, 4-6) We are out of Sinai: God willing, we are not going back.
(Source and several other pictures and videos: J.P.Sonnen's Orbis Catholicus)