Latin Mass Conference in Birmingham Alabama, with Fr. Brian Austin FSSP


Fr. Brian T. Austin, FSSP was in Birmingham, Alabama this summer to conduct a Latin Mass Conference. The conference was held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Saturday, July 7, 2012, which is the 5th Anniversary of the release of Summorum Pontificum, the Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI that encourages the widespread use of the Traditional Latin Liturgy according to the 1962 Roman Missal. Una Voce Northern Alabama was started in response to Summorum, and their local Latin Mass community in Birmingham has greatly benefitted from the liturgical freedom of the past five years. The workshop was sponsored by Una Voce Northern Alabama.

Fr. Austin began the conference at 9 a.m. by celebrating a Sung High Mass. Music for the Mass included the Missa Brevis of Palestrina, motets by Elgar and Pergolesi and the traditional chants for the votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Following a short break after Mass, Father gave a presentation in the Church titled The Liturgical Reform of Pope Benedict XVI.

The Liturgical Reform of Pope Benedict XVI (Notes – PDF)

Fr. Austin’s Conference Audio:

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Fr. Brian Austin FSSP begins the conference with Mass.

Fr. Brian Austin FSSP Begins the Conference with Mass

Father Austin at the Collect

Father at the Collect

Our Lord, and Our God

Our Lord, and Our God!

After Mass, Father gives his conference on the liturgy.

After Mass, Father gives his conference on recent liturgical history.

Mass and the conference were well attended by the faithful.

Mass and the conference were well attended by the faithful.

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