Monday, December 11, 2006

Photos of the Canons Regular during the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Last Friday, the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in Latin according to the rites of 1962, at the Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel of the Cardinal Rigali Pastoral Center (former Kenrick Seminary).

Guest homilist was Dr. Laurence Paul Hemming, of London, England, and co-founder of the Society of Saint Catherine of Sienna. He noted that this Gothic chapel, done in the English style, is far better than much of what is actually found in that country, thanks to Henry VIII; also he said that the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem are truly a treasure, and that we are fortunate to have them here.


Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel, in Shrewsbury, Missouri - Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Mass of the Immaculate Conception, candlelight procession

A candlelight procession opened and closed the Mass.

Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel, in Shrewsbury, Missouri - Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Mass of the Immaculate Conception, incensing

Incense.

Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel, in Shrewsbury, Missouri - Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Mass of the Immaculate Conception, altar and reredoes

Gothic reredoes behind the detached altar. These photos are fuzzy and grainy because I didn't use a tripod.

Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel, in Shrewsbury, Missouri - Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Mass of the Immaculate Conception

Mass in the chapel. Note the antiphonal seating.

Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel, in Shrewsbury, Missouri - Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Mass of the Immaculate Conception, view to back of chapel

The chapel was filled. In the organ loft, you can see the choir which sang "The Mass For Four Voices" by 16th century English composer, William Byrd, who, remarkably, was openly Catholic in England during the persecution.

Cardinal Rigali Pastoral Center, in Shrewsbury, Missouri - exterior at night

Exterior of the Rigali Center.

Click for more photos of the Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel.

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