Solemn Requiem Mass for Cardinal Mayer

The following are photos from the recent Solemn Requiem Mass offered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary by Fr. Josef Bisig, FSSP for the repose of the soul of Paul Augustin Cardinal Mayer, O.S.B. , President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”.

Dear Confrere

Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of His Eminence Paul Cardinal Mayer who passed away on Friday, April 30.  Cardinal Mayer was influential in the foundation of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and always remained a great friend.  Fr. Berg visited him each of the last three years in Rome and each time the Cardinal showed particular interest in the solid formation of seminarians and the spiritual lives of its priests.

The two seminaries will offer Solemn Requiem Masses on Monday for the repose of his soul.  Fr. Franz Karl Banauch, FSSP (Rector of our Wigratzbad, Germany seminary) and Fr. Axel Maussen, FSSP (Superior of our German-speaking District) will be present at the burial at the Abbey of Metten on May 12.  A Solemn Requiem Mass will also be offered at S. Trinità dei Pellegrini on the seventh day after death.

Each house is asked to offer a Mass of Requiem for the Cardinal on Monday or the nearest available date.

Domus Generalis

May 7, 2010