The Second Semi-Annual National Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage for the Restoration of the Latin Mass took place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, the Feast of the Annunciation.
Cruel and unjust restrictions on the celebration of Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), having taken effect last fall, continue to plague the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Arlington and the Archdiocese of Washington, as well as many other places throughout the world.
Over 100 faithful sons and daughters of Holy Mother Church from near and far braved the cold and heavy rain to make the 5-mile pilgrimage from St. Thomas More Cathedral in Arlington, Virginia, to St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral in Washington, DC, praying for the restoration of the liberty of the Traditional Latin Mass and sacraments.
So long as the Christifideles continue to suffer under these restrictions, it will remain necessary to make public acts of penance and reparation, and to witness boldly and openly to the beauty and evangelistic power of the traditional Roman Rite liturgy. And so the National Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage will remain a semi-annual occurrence until unfettered access to the Latin Mass is restored to the faithful.
Next pilgrimage will be Saturday, September 9, 2023.
Speaker Series: Why the Extraordinary Form is Extraordinary ft. Father John Perricone
The second installment of the ALMS Speaker Series was on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the chapel of Holy Family Academy in Manassas, Virginia.
Father John Perricone offered reflections on "Why the Extraordinary Form is Extraordinary," and about the principal aspects of the Traditional Latin Mass that guarantee fidelity to the Catholic Faith and personal sanctification.
Father Perricone is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, where he celebrates the Latin Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Jersey City, NJ.
Many thanks to Holy Family Academy for graciously hosting this event.
This lecture was live-streamed and recorded, and may be viewed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. View the event on Facebook, here.
Day of Worship with the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem
On Sunday, January 29, 2023, members of the ALMS Fellowship visited with the Canons Regular in Charles Town, WV, for a day of worship, beginning with Sung Lauds early in the morning, later followed by Solemn Mass, fellowship with the Canons, and concluding with Solemn Vespers and Sung Compline.
View the event on Facebook, here.
Speaker Series: Praying with Art ft. Renata Wieczorek
On Sunday, December 18, 2022, as the first installment of the ALMS Speaker Series, local Catholic artist Renata Grzan Wieczorek presented Advent meditations on praying with sacred art at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. View details here.
The Catholic Mass: Discussion ft. +Schneider, Kwasniewski, Montagna
On Tuesday, October 17, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., Sophia Institute Press hosted a pair of talks by Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Diane Montagna, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington. The topic was Bishop Schneider's recent book, The Catholic Mass: Steps to Restore the Centrality of God to the Liturgy.
Dr. Kwasniewski's talk, titled "Cursed Cultus or Worthy Worship: The Choice that Faces Us", as well as Bishop Schneider's talk and the subsequent Q&A, may be viewed at right.
On September 17, 2022, approximately 300 Catholics went on pilgrimage from the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington, Va., to the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, DC, marking the 15th anniversary of the eponymous motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, and making a public act of sorrow and reparation for the restrictions on the TLM recently implemented in the Diocese of Arlington, the Archdiocese of Washington, and elsewhere throughout the world. The pilgrimage is set to become a semi-annual occurrence until the Western liturgical patrimony is liberated.