Rorate Caeli

Historic Masses in Mexico and Dominican Republic

1. From Mexico: as previously announced, His Eminence Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, Emeritus Archbishop of Guadalajara, offered Solemn Mass and confirmed some of the faithful according to the old rite in the Nuestra Señora del Pilar church in Guadalajara on June 27, 2012.

The following pictures come from a photogallery in the Facebook page of FSSP in Mexico via Catholicvs and Secretum Meum Mihi

2. On the same day the Dominican Republic witnessed what is said to be its first (canonically-regular) Solemn Mass according to the Traditional Latin rites since the post-Conciliar liturgical reform took effect. The Mass was offered by Fr. Rhone Lillard FSSP in Sto. Domingo. 

This Mass took place at the end of the mission trip of the FSSP St. John Bosco Youth Group (Lincoln, NE) to the Dominican Republic. (This mission trip was announced earlier by Rorate: On a Mission -- For Souls.) H/t to Catholicvus for the photo. 

At present, there is an SSPX priory in the Dominican Republic, but no regular TLM's under diocesan administration.