Rorate Caeli

Summer recess notes: You report

Edgar Fernández, of Una Voce México, reports on the pilgrimage of the Traditional Latin Mass community of Guadalajara to the shrine of the Mexican martyr Saint Toribio Romo, in Jalostotitlán, Jalisco:

[A] pilgrimage [was undertaken] this past Thursday August 7th to visit the shrine of Santo Toribio Romo who is one of the martyrs that died during the terrible persecution during the Cristiada war, he died very young (28 years old) as a parish priest during one of the fiercest catholic persecutions the world has seen in modern times. After visiting the shrine in the town of Santa Ana and celebrating the TLM in the chapel the pilgrims, led by Father Jonathan Romanoski went on to pay their respects and pray for the success of the new FSSP apostolate in Guadalajara to our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos which is the 2nd largest Marian shrine in our country. [Pictures]
Congratulations to the Traditional Latin Mass community in the Mexican state of Jalisco and to Father Romanoski! Please, keep sending us your reports during the summer (or winter, for our readers in the Southern Hemisphere).


  1. Anonymous3:15 PM

    ".. Lady of San Juan de los Lagos which is the 2nd largest Marian shrine in our country."

    If I remember correctly,this site was mentioned by Bernal Diaz in his epic account of the conquest of New Spain as being a famous place of pilgrimage even back then in the late 1500's.

    This is exciting! Know, I want to visit Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos, with a Trad priest!

    Viva Cristo Rey!

    God bless Padre Romo!

  2. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Just to let you know, Father Romanoski fssp, has put his apostolate in México under the patronage of Saint Toribio Romo, so now we call him "Padre Romo" fssp...

    Surely it was a very special pilgrimage for him.

    Thanks God for having sent this great priest to our country.

  3. Anonymous1:43 AM

    Where is the crucifix? and the picture of the saint at the top of the altar? What short of heressy is this?

  4. Anonymous, do not be so rash and presumptuous. New Catholic posted the link to numerous other photos showing the interior of the Chapel of St. Toribio Romo. If you had taken the time to follow that link, you would have seen that the Chapel's large and realistic crucifix is on the left sanctuary wall. And your allegation that it is "heressy" for the image of the Saint to be above the altar is simply outrageous. This is St. Toribio's Chapel, and there is nothing heretical about putting the image of the Saint in the sanctuary above the altar. There are thousands and thousands of Catholic churches in which the spaces above the altar are decorated with images of saints and angels. Remember the sanctuary represents heaven, where St. Toribio now enjoys the Beatific Vision.

  5. Anonymous1:29 PM

    It's amazing how some people just jump to the conclusion they want without really the least basic research. As a matter of fact besides the big crucifix on the left of the chapel that Jordanes just mentioned there was small altar crucifix which can be in some of the pictures of the album (TLM in Jalostotitlan). As an aside let me mention that the actual Saint's body is placed as a relic under the altar (might that be also considered heresy ??)

  6. Anonymous11:19 PM

    The crucifix is on the altar and the image of the saint is where it belongs. We have a few truly odious characters in our circles...


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