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Youth and Tradition Conference in Rome - May 13-15

[A reminder of the 3rd Motu Proprio conference in Rome - We will be discreetly present in this conference, in 'Roaming Catholic' form...]

Full program in English:

The Association Youth and Tradition
And the Sodality Priestly Friends of Summorum Pontificum
Rome, 13-15 May 2011


Friday, 13 May 2011 (Pre-Conference)

Parish of SS. Trinità dei Pellegrini

17,00: Introduction and Welcome

Rev. Father Vincenzo M. Nuara O.P.
(Moderator of the Sodality Priest Friends of Summorum Pontificum)
Rev. Father Joseph Kramer F.S.S.P
(Pastor of the Personal Parish of SS. Trinità dei Pellegrini)

17,15: Holy Rosary and the chanting of the Litany of Loreto

18,00: Spiritual Conference: “Liturgy and Priestly Life”
Rev. Father Cassian Folsom OSB
(Prior of the Monastery of St. Benedict at Norcia)

19,00: Pontifical Vespers
Priests’ Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
(Officiating: His Excellency Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider,
Auxiliary Bishop of Astana)

(Service at the altar and music: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter)

Saturday, 14 May 2011 (Conference)

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Aula Minor

8,00: Holy Mass in the Church of Sts. Domenic and Sisto at the Angelicum

9,00: Chanting of the Veni Creator

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Angelo Pulvirenti
(President of the Association Youth and Tradition)
Rev. Father Vincenzo M. Nuara O.P.
(Honorary President of the Association Youth and Tradition)
Commemorative Video Presentation
(Dr. Emanuele Pressacco)

9,30 1st Paper:
The Sacred Liturgy, Life of the Church
His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera
(Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments)

10,15 2nd Paper:
Spirit of the Liturgy, Liturgy of the Spirit
His Excellency Most Rev. Marc Aillet
(Bishop of Bayonne, France)

11,00 Break

11,30 3rd Paper:
The Ancient Liturgy of the Church: Ecumenical Bridge
His Eminence Kurt Cardinal Koch
(President of the Pontifical Council for the
Promotion of Christian Unity)

12,15 4th Paper:
The Minor Orders and holy service at the Altar
His Excellency Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider
(Auxiliary Bishop of Astana)

15,00 Recitation of the Holy Rosary

15,30 A perspective:
The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum,
assessment and possibilities
(Mons. Guido Pozzo, Secretary,
Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

16,00 5th Paper:
The Episcopate in the Roman Pontifical (from the editio princeps 1595-96 until the editio typica of 1961-62). A theological liturgical reflection.
(Mons. Nicola Bux, Teological Institute of Bari)

17,00 Break

17,30 6th Paper:
The apostolic-patristic origins of the “Tridentine Mass”
(Sr. M. Francesca of the Immaculate, F.I. of Città di Castello)

18,15 7th Paper:
Latin, liturgical language of the Church and of Catholicity
(Prof. Roberto de Mattei, European University of Rome)

Concluding Remarks: Rev. Father Vincenzo M. Nuara, O.P.

19,00 Chanting of the Te Deum
and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
(Officiating: His Eminence Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos,
President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”)

(Service at the altar and music: Franciscans of the Immaculate)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter at the Vatican
Altar of the Chair


Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool in the Ancient Roman Rite
(Celebrant: His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera,
Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments)

Assistant Priest: Rev. Father Almir De Andrade, F.S.S.P
Diacono: Rev. Father Mark Withoos
Subdeacon: Rev. Mons. Patrick Descourtieux
(Officials of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei)
Familiari: Mons. Nicholas Thevenin – Mons. Marco Agostini

Master of Ceremony: Rev. Father Gilles Guitard, I.C.R.S.S.
Liturgical Functions: Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest

Musical Services:
Gregorian Choir: Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome
Directed by Maestro Mons. Renzo Cilia
Polifonia: Domenico Bartolucci Foundation Choir
Directed by His Eminence Maestro
Domenico Cardinale Bartolucci
Organist: Maestro Andrea Buccarella


Regina Coeli of the Sovereign Pontiff His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
in Piazza San Pietro

Liturgical and Organisational Notes for Holy Mass in St. Peter’s at the Altar of the Chair:

  1. The Mass is expected to begin at 8,00am sharp.
  2. Clergy, Religious and Seminarians who would like to assist at the Solemn Pontifical Mass should present themselves in the Sacristy of the Basilica no later than 7,30am.
  3. The Solemn Procession will depart from the Sacristy at 7,45am
  4. For the procession it will be necessary to observe the following order of precedence: Cardinals of Holy Roman Church, Archbishops, Bishops, Protonotary Apostolics, Canons of the Vatican, Prelates of the Roman Curia, Chaplains of His Holiness, Priests, Deacons, Religious, Seminarians.
  5. Clergy, Religious and Seminarians are asked to wear the appropriate choral attire.
  6. Their Eminences and their Excellencies, Archbishops and Bishops, who wish to assist in choir at the Solemn Pontifical Mass are kindly asked to make known their attendance by calling +39.06.698.81496.

Liturgical-Musical Programme of the Solemn Pontifical Mass:

The Gregorian Proper of Sunday III after Easter.
For the Ordinary, the Missa Papae Marcelli of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
The Beginning: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Terra tremuit
Main Procession: J.S. Bach, Preludio in Sol maggiore BWV 541
Offertory: Tomas Luis de Victoria, Ave Maria                    
                  J. S. Bach, Adagio in Do maggiore BWV 564
Communion: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Sicut cervus
                     J. S. Bach, Liebster, Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731                   
                     Domenico Bartolucci, O Sacrum Convivium
                     J. S. Bach, Liebster, Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 633
                     Domenico Bartolucci, Ave Verum
Finale: Domenico Bartolucci, Regina Caeli
           Charles Gounod, Marcia Pontificia


  1. Loyolakiper2:23 PM

    If there is any possible way to get these lectures please do so. They may be a great help to some as a reassurance to implement the motu proprio.

  2. Loyolakiper2:25 PM

    If there is any possible way to get these lectures please do so. They may be a great help to some as a reassurance to implement the motu proprio.

  3. This conference looks awesome!

    Is there anyway it can be livestreamed? and/or recorded and made available over the internet?

  4. In the internecine war within the Catholic Church, my money is on those who promote Tradition.

    World Youth Days vs Youth and Tradition..hmmm, which event is more likely to strengthen Christian masculinity and femininity and fidelity to Tradition?

  5. Anonymous4:14 PM

    I wish we could have a Latin Mass conference like this on the West Coast!

  6. Prof Basto5:14 PM

    Has any other Pontifical TLM - or any TLM - taken place at the Altar of the Chair of the Vatican Basilica since the 2007 Restoration (I mean, the entry into force of Summorum Pontificum)?

    This seems set to be a momentous occasion. And probably the Pope will acknowledge the traditionalist pilgrims in his Regina Coeli remarks.

  7. Henry6:35 PM

    "Has any other Pontifical TLM - or any TLM - taken place at the Altar of the Chair of the Vatican Basilica since the 2007 Restoration...?

    No. This is the next step in an orderly progression from various and sundry TLM's in minor chapels of St. Peter's Basilica to . . . the October 2009 solemn pontifical TLM celebrated by Card. Burke in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to . . . now a solemn pontifical Mass at the Altar of the Chair to . . . well, what would be the next logical step?

  8. Are the talks to be in Italian? English? Both?
    Is there a dormitory setup or all comers to find own lodging?
    A month is rather short notice but I could almost go...

  9. Gratias6:48 AM

    Te Deum laudamos!

    On May 15, a Sunday, a Pontifical Mass offered by a prince of the Church, His Eminence Cardinal Canizares Llovera. His assistant will be from FSSP and his master of ceremonies from the Institute of Christ the King. A choir of cardinals, archbishops, prelates and religious will be directed by Cardinal Bartholuci of Sixtine Chapel choir fame. All this taking place at the altar that contains St. Peter's Chair encased in bronze. This will be the moment to stand up and be counted at the Roman Curia. Deo Gratias.

    Next year under the Baldacchino directly over St. Peter's tomb with Benedict XVI officiating, please. That will reform the reform and unify the Catholic Church. Placeat Tibi Domine.

  10. Henry1:24 PM

    Wouldn't the next step in the (obviously very careful) logical progression be a traditional Missa coram papa? And then . . .

  11. In my opinion the Holy Father would do well to show up at the liturgical ceremonies and give impetus to what is taking place. Of course, the best arrangement would be for him personally to preside but that does not appear to be his wish at this time. That is sad testimony to the state of our Church in this day. Oh well, I guess we have to be thankful for what is taking place without him. Maybe someday the author of Summorum Pontificum will himself be present and presiding at such events.

  12. Youth and Tradition. If only JP II (RIP) had implemented that one!

  13. Anonymous12:56 AM

    I too wish the Holy Father to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form to show us, by example, what Mass according to the 1962 Missal looks like coming from Rome. A few personal touches that maybe link the 2 forms. To not see the Extraordinary Form celebrated in Rome by out Pope once in a while seems to go against what the Holy Father has in mind abot co-existing side by side. How can they co-exist in normal Parish life if they can't in the liturgies of the Pope? For people who now have the opportunity to grow up once again in a parish or participate in the Sacraments according to the the 62 books it would seem odd to them to not see any of the such celebrated by out Pope. Especially the one who gave us the MP. I pray many good things for the Youth and Tradition Conference.

  14. Anonymous3:08 AM

    Anonymous @ 25 April, 2011 00:56

    Good point!

  15. "I too wish the Holy Father to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form to show us, by example, what Mass according to the 1962 Missal looks like coming from Rome."

    While I empathise strongly with this desire it is highly improbable. Rome is incapable of anything very concerted at present as darkness rapidly covers the earth. The episcopate is in a state of post-conciliar collegial disarray. A papal at such as this would ignite wholesale schism. Personally, I do not mind this happening but I doubt if Benedict XVI wishes it.

  16. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Anon 16:145

    Aside from Bishop Cordileone, who would allow it?



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