Rorate Caeli

Event: 5th Traditional one-day Pilgrimage in Tuscany (September 2012)

Fifth All Tuscany Pilgrimage promoted by the Coordinamento toscano 'Benedetto XVI'

Saturday September 22, 2012

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montenero
Leghorn (Livorno, Italy)



9:30 AM
Pilgrims gather in Piazza delle Carrozze (Montenero Basso)

10:00 AM
Procession to the Sanctuary while reciting the Holy Rosary

11:00 AM
Traditional Solemn Mass 
celebrated by His Eminence the Most Reverend Raymond Leo Card. Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, attending His Excellency the Most Reverend Mons. Simone Giusti, bishop of 
Leghorn. Liturgical service is assured by the 'Institute Christ the King Sovereign  Priest'.

Plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to every faithful attending. Faithful from outside Tuscany are welcome

Further information:
- Pilgrims wishing to spend the night at the monastery can find accommodation at the guest quarters of the Sanctuary. Prices: 25 E. one night, 40 E. two nights.
- At the end of the liturgies, pilgrims will have lunch together in the monastery with the Cardinal. Anybody can join sending an email to
- For any further information write to


  1. Gratias6:58 PM

    Cardinal Burke is a great prelate. Thank you your Eminence.

    The ICRSS just gave us the church purchase in Ireland, now this. Congratulations on the good works.

    It would be great if Una Voce and traditional orders could organize many conferences, Solemn masses and pilgrimages in response to Benedict XVI's call for the Year of Faith starting on October. The Extraordinary Mass has much to contribute to the New Evangelization of previously Catholic nations. I know this because the TLM restored my faith.

  2. Gratias:

    Don't forget:

  3. Gratias2:56 AM


    Thank you for the link reminding us that :

    "The Coetus Internationalis pro Summorum Pontificum has just been constituted in Rome by representatives of several associations of faithful, including the International Federation Una Voce and the Italian Coordinamento Summorum Pontificum in order to organize an international pilgrimage of associations, groups and movements supporting 'Summorum Pontificum' and His Holiness Benedict XVI to mark the Year of Faith.  The pilgrimage will conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, with a Mass in St. Peter' Basilica."

    Believe it or not my wife and I will arrive in Rome in the morning of November 3. If we can find a way to worm our way into this Mass in St. Peter's, Rorate will receive a report.

  4. On Saturday, September 8, Philip Tartaglia, until now Bishop of Paisley, will be installed as the Archbishop of Glasgow in St Andrew's Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow.

    When Archbishop Philip was consecrated bishop on November 20, 2005, by the prelate he now succeeds, Archbishop Mario Conti, the two principal Co-Consecrators were Bishop John Aloysius Mone, who had just retired as Bishop of Paisley, and Archbishop, later Cardinal, Raymond Leo Burke, then Archbishop of Saint Louis, Missouri.

    As young men training for the priesthood in Rome, one at the Scots College the other at the North American College, Philip Tartaglia and Raymond Leo Burke were classmates and good friends who remained in touch with one another after their Roman days were long gone.

    Although no official announcement has been made, is to be hoped that Cardinal Burke will be in Scotland for his friends installation.

  5. "Coetus Internationalis ….." - now where have I heard that before ?

    Of course Wiki is not exactly entirely reliable, but the following seems largely to be true, from what I have learnt in the last 35+ years :

    "The Coetus Internationalis Patrum (Latin for International Group of Fathers) was a study group of the conservative-minded bishops at the Second Vatican Council. The members included prelates such as Cardinals Francis Spellman, [citation needed] Alfredo Ottaviani, [citation needed] Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and Bishops Casimiro Morcillo of Madrid, Antônio de Castro Mayer of Campos and Geraldo de Proença Sigaud of Diamantina.[1]

    It was originally formed after complaints by some of the more traditionalist bishops of the presence of Protestants and liberal Catholic theologians such as Hans Küng, Joseph Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) and Karl Rahner.[2]

    As a member of the Preparatory Commission for the Second Vatican Council, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre took part in the discussions about the draft documents submitted to the bishops for consideration at the Council. During the first session of the Council (October to December 1962), he became concerned about the direction the Council's deliberations were taking. Together with several other like-minded bishops, including Bishop Antônio de Castro Mayer, Lefebvre established a study group of bishops at the Council which organized lectures by important theologians. Eventually this group became known as the Coetus Internationalis Patrum.[3] “

    I can’t say much of that upsets me.

    What many Catholics await is for our present Pope to celebrate (publicly) the Roman Mass in the Tridentine rite. Dare one hope for this ? Probably not during the lifetime of the present Bishop of Rome. To do so would mean that the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre would be exonerated and revered, which is surely long his due. But that would mean admitting Rome made many huge errors. Can’t be (seen to be) done.

    The Ship of Peter is torn apart
    Martyred in its Holy Teaching
    It sinks and sinks, no work of art
    The bottom though never reaching

    Dissidents are screaming loud
    Leaving behind an awful niff
    Pretending to be proudly stout
    Gearing the Ship into a cliff

    Jesus shows His wounded Heart
    Smitten with a deadly dart
    Peter the Rock in desolation
    Deploring severe desecration

    Wake up, you Christian Brother
    Show now your truthful face
    With Mary our Heavenly Mother
    We'll reach that Peaceful Place

    In allegiance to the Holy Father
    United in prayer and fasting
    No victory will claim, but rather
    Satan's defeat be everlasting.

    Rita Biesemans, 01-02-2011

  7. iI pray and hope that a Pope someday will lead a Traditional Pilgrimage to signal that he and the Latin Church must return to the Traditional Roman Mass.


  8. Steven12:00 PM

    "What many Catholics await is for our present Pope to celebrate (publicly) the Roman Mass in the Tridentine rite. Dare one hope for this ? Probably not during the lifetime of the present Bishop of Rome. To do so would mean that the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre would be exonerated and revered, which is surely long his due. But that would mean admitting Rome made many huge errors. Can’t be (seen to be) done."

    That is too involved as to why His Holiness has not offered the TLM.

    He simply believes that in certain ways, the new rite is superior to the TLM.

    He also noted the following as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger:

    "The difference between the liturgy according to the new books, how it is actually practised and celebrated in different places, is often greater than the difference between an old Mass and a new Mass, when both these are celebrated according to the prescribed liturgical books.

    "An average Christian without specialist liturgical formation would find it difficult to distinguish between a Mass sung in Latin according to the old Missal and a sung Latin Mass according to the new Missal."

    Therefore, in his mind, when offered "according to the prescribed liturgical books," a Novus Ordo Mass appears similar to a TLM.

    Hmmm...Rome went to great lengths to manufacture a new Mass, then inflicted tremendous liturgical turmoil upon the Faithful when all this time it has turned out that the Novus Ordo and TLM are virtually identical?

    I guess.


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