Rorate Caeli

First Mass of Father James Smith, FSSP

It is truly amazing to witness firsthand how much devotion, planning and organization goes into the ordination of seven FSSP priests in Nebraska, followed by their first Masses in the region. Here is one example -- the first Mass of the newly-ordained Father James M. Smith, FSSP, a longtime friend of this writer.

Father Smith, assisted by numerous priests and seminarians, offered a Solemn High Mass on 27 May 2017, for the feast of Saint Bede. The church, two hours south of the Fraternity seminary, is the beautiful Saint Mary's in Saint Benedict, Kansas. Rorate snapped a photo for readers to enjoy: