Well, today, for Padre Pio, I used the old Mass of the Stigmata of S Francis, with the new collect for the Saint.
Tomorrow, following what was pre-Conciliar usage at the (Anglican) shrine of our Lady of Walsingham, for her feast I will say the old December Mass pro aliquibus locis of the Translation of the Holy House (omitting the words from the Collect about how it was miraculously placed in the midst of the Church). And I shall use the very beautiful Office for that festival.
Let him among you who is without sin cast the first stone.
23 September 2009
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And please say a prayer for the undersigned, celebrating his 20th anniversary of ordination. It would be much appreciated.
Pastor in Valle
Was it not ever thus in the Middle Ages before printing brought about the age of uniformity?
Ad multos annos, Pastor.
And I might also request your prayers for our parish, Our Lady of Walsingham, in Houston, on its official patronal feast day (transferred to the coming Sunday for parish celebrations).
Can anyone tell me what the modern practice is at Walsingham?
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