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For the record: Once a month, a Bishop comes

From the Benedictine monks of Nursia (Norcia, Italy), a March 19 note about a neighboring Bishop:

The Bishop [of Foligno, Gualtiero Sigismondi,] has asked the monks of Norcia to celebrate a series of solemn Masses in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite as part of his effort to expose the faithful of his diocese to the traditional form. The Bishop usually attends the Mass himself and sits in choir, thus giving a personal witness to the importance of this “treasure of the Church”, as Pope Benedict calls it.

The Mass is offered once a month at the ancient church of Santa Maria Infraportas at 10:00 AM. The next Mass will be April 14th 2012. [Source; tip: Messainlatino]


  1. Ferraiuolo10:02 AM


  2. That's extraordinary!!

    The bishop, that is.

    Why we don't hear more about him?

  3. Francis11:56 AM

    Deo Gratias! If only Holy Mother Church would have more traditional minded bishops like this man the Church, and many souls, would be alot better off.

  4. If only more bishops were like this!

  5. Wait for the bitter comment....

    Oh wait its nearly impossible! lol

  6. Another local boy doing good. Brother F. Davoren lower left!

    He used to sing the prayers at a very orthodox NO Latin Mass in the Diocese.

  7. Ligusticus11:43 PM

    An interesting detail about 51yo Bishop Sigismondi : last year Pope Benedict appointed him Pontifical Delegate for the Italian priestly Seminaries..!


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