Rorate Caeli

Blessing of a church and consecration of an altar

Video excerpts of the Rite of Blessing of a Church and Consecration of a Portable Altar celebrated by Bishop Thomas Olmsted, followed by a Solemn Mass and Te Deum in his presence, on December 21, 2010. This church is the Mater Misericordiae Mission of the FSSP in the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona.


  1. I am so proud to attend Mass at this parish. It was beautifully designed. Many many thanks to Fr. Terra, the pastor for his abundant gifts.
    Every Sunday a High Mass is celebrated with a schola and it is heavenly. No hoopla!!
    Helen Tourigny

  2. Anonymous2:56 AM

    Excellent and beautiful vestments.

  3. Gloria Deo!

    Utinam episcopos ubique haberemus tales! Ecclesia fortior animosiorque certe esset. Gratias tibi agimus omnes, Excellentia tua; videri spiritum idoneum ad officium tuum te habere potest.

    'Per lateres singulos'.

  4. Anonymous3:17 PM

    RORATE CAELI EDITOR: please consider the possibility of starting a new crusade for sacred music in favor of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. We can reach Cardinal Burke and get the Pope react about this crime. We need to revert the situation of Church music.

  5. I would have loved to have gone to that and to rejoice with those who rejoice.

    Is not the consecration of an altar a cause for rejoicing?

  6. Gratias8:39 PM

    Many thanks are due to Bishop Thomas Olmsted. We need many more obedient bishops like him. Congratulations also to the FSSP. I was hoping that with Summorum Pontificum dioceses would step in and help out spread TLM. But it seems the Church will have to be rebuilt from scratch. Vatican II had evil consequences, yet we will prevail.


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