Friday, October 1, 2010
Society of St. Pius X Celebrates in the Basilica of Lisieux
Different Bishop, different morals: In the last years the Society of Pius X has celebrated with thousands of faithful in open air High Masses behind the Basilica of Lisieux. Tomorrow the Faithful may use the Basilica.
[kreuz.net, Lisieux]Tomorrow afternoon the Society of Saint Pius X will celebrate the Old Rite in the Basilica of St. Lisieux.
The Society has published this on their French Website.
The yearly pilgrimage on foot to Liseux was organized from the Priory of the Society in the village Gavrus in Normandy.
the faithful -- accompanied by many children -- must kneel on the asphalt.
From 1988 to March this year the old liberal Bishop Pierre Auguste Gratien Pican (75) headed the Diocese of Bayeux-Lisiux.
His successor, Msgr. Jean-Claude Exechiel Boulanger (65), will open the Basilica to the Society for the Holy Mass tomorrow in Lisieux.
Single Exception in 2005
Already in 2005 the Rector of the Basilica allowed an exception and permitted the Society to celebrate in the house of God.
Back then, 2,500 pilgrims came to Mass.
The celebrant may also wear the vestments of the earlier Parisian Archbishopo Maurice Cardinal Feltin (+1975).
This ornament was used at the consecration of the Basilica.
Link to kreuz.net original...
Image: kreuz.net photo of 2005 Mass where 2005 were participating at Lisieux.