XX Anniversary Pilgrimage
XXth Anniversary Pilgrimage
On October 18, 2008 our Fraternity celebrated in Rome the twentieth anniversary of its canonical erection. All our members and faithful were cordially invited to partake in this anniversary, either through prayer or if possible by attending, according to their pastoral and academic availability. Several groups were formed in various countries. It was understood that Americans are much less likely to attend in large numbers, due to the distance and time and costs involved. Still, since many of our faithful do travel to Rome every year on pilgrimages, it would seem most fitting to seize this opportunity of our XXth anniversary, obviously spending longer time than only a week-end in Rome or Italy.
The Pilgrimage schedule was:
Friday 17 October 2008:
18:30 Solemn Vespers.
19:30 Dinner with German-speaking pilgrims (compulsory booking with group leader), followed by talk by FSSP Superior General Very Rev. Fr. John Berg.
Saturday 18 October 2008:
7:00 – 9:30 Private Masses. The faithful who wish may attend.
10:00 Pontifical High Mass with President of the Pontifical Ecclesia Dei Commission His Eminence Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos.
12:45 At the end of Mass, group picture outside the church.
13:00 Lunch with French-speaking pilgrims (compulsory booking with group leader) followed by presentation by FSSP Superior General Very Rev. Fr. John Berg.
16:00 Petrine mini pilgrimages to various places (freely selected) linked with Apostle Saint Peter, our Patron: St Peter in Chains Church, St Pudentiana Basilica (originally Senator Pudens’ house, where St Peter dwelt), Quo Vadis, Mamertina prison, Saint Peter Basilica (cathedra, confession), guided by FSSP priests and seminarians.
19:00-20:00 Benediction and renewal of promises for members of the FSSP and then for members of the Confraternity of Saint Peter.
Sunday 19 October 2008:
7:00 – 09:30 Private Masses. The faithful who wish may attend.
10:00 Solemn High Mass.
15:00 Solemn Vespers and Benediction.
16:30 Solemn High Mass for Anglophons.
19:00 Dinner with English-speaking pilgrims (compulsory booking with group leader), followed by talk by FSSP Superior General Very Rev. Fr. John Berg.
March 17, 2009