A few pilgrims gathered for Low Mass at Ss Trinità dei Pelligrini this evening, during which a few opening words for the pilgrimage were said.
It was particularly moving to see a great number of priests offer their private Masses at the side altars of the church. The congregation was international and of different age groups, including both the young and old. Prior to Mass, Saint Philip Neri was invoked for his intercession and protection of this year's pilgrimage and for the expansion of the Traditional Mass across the globe.It appears to be the case that due to the recent earthquake in Norcia, the plans for the pilgrimage there were abandoned and Abp. Sample was left with quite a few less people in attendance.