Rorate Caeli

Reminder: National Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage This Saturday (9/17/22) from Arlington VA to Washington DC

Today isor rather, would have beenthe 15th anniversary of the going-into-effect of Pope Benedict XVI's greatest gift to the Church, Summorum Pontificum. But what can never be canceled by any power on earth is the immutable principle on which this document is based:

Id quod maioribus nostris sacrum erat, nobis manet sacrum et grande...

What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place. 

Rorate is pleased to see the momentum building for the National Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage this Saturday. Edward Pentin has done a fine job covering it at the National Catholic Register. It has also been the subject of a piece at OnePeterFive.

It is worth highlighting here the intended national scope of the pilgrimage. It's not intended only for DC-VA Catholics who are currently being hit with draconian restrictions, but for ALL U.S. Catholics who love the TLM and want to participate in a public witness of its vitality. The plan is for the pilgrimage to become an annual event, as long as it is needed, like the March for Life. As the MFL brought people each year from all over the country to DC, the hope is that this first-annual National Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage will do the same for the cause of Tradition.

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