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Pontifical High Mass in Amsterdam

As announced here in early September, Cardinal Burke, Prefect of Apostolic Signatura, celebrated today a Pontifical High Mass in the Church of Saint Agnes, the church granted to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) in the Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam. The local Ordinary, Bishop Joseph Punt, attended in choir (the first Dutch bishop to be present in one in decades) and delivered the sermon.

Other images are available at the church website.


From St. Conleth's Catholic Heritage Association: images of the Mass celebrated yesterday by Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos in the Chapel of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Vatican Basilica (it was also announced by us).


  1. The FSSP is doing magnificent work for the Catholic Church. The Bishop of Amsterdam can now join the 300 (out of 5000) bishops that have participated in the Traditional liturgy.

  2. Is that Geert Wilders serving mass?

  3. I see Canon Guitard of the ICRSP as MC. Nice to see the Institute and Fraternity working together on such a wonderful event.

  4. I can't see fr Komorowski FSSP (parochial vicar) on photos. Does anybody know why?

  5. Porys: Fr. Komorowski was recently transferred to Namur in Belgium. As fara s I know, there is no replacement for him in Amsterdam (yet).

  6. Father Komorowski left the Saint-Agnes end october. He is going to Namur (Belgium) where he is needed. He got a great chasuble from us as a gift for his great work!

  7. Thx incelo and Dirk H. for answer.
    Could you tell me who was deacon and subdeacaon?

  8. thetimman said...

    "...on such a wonderful event."

    With all due respect this should not be an event but a daily occurence as Our Lord established on Holy Thursday.


    By Bishops with mitres
    They are all approved
    Diverse ways to worship
    Must not be removed.

    You have yours –
    And they have theirs –
    Vernacular’s fine
    And too Latin prayers.

    By Bishops with mitres
    You all have your right
    Diocesan, public
    Or at home out of sight.

    Ghettoized mixed Masses…
    But no pious-Priest schools
    With daily absolutes in classes!

  9. More images of the FIUV General Assembly on the catholic heritage blog here:

    Long Skirts, I love your poems. Don't know how you do it.

    God bless you!



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