In the EF.
This evening a Solemn Mass was offered at St. Mary Church, Greenwich, in the presence of the incorrupt heart of the Cure of Ars, St. John Vianney.
The church was standing room only.
The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney in its reliquary on the altar
This news and photos from Rodger Phillips of Sub Edge Farm in Farmington, CT:
“Father Gregoire Fluet gave the traditional Rogation Day blessing from the Rituale Romanum at Sub Edge Farm in Farmington on April 25. The ritual, invoking God’s protection, dates back to Pope Saint Gregory the Great (590) and has roots in ancient Roman customs. The farm hopes to make this an annual event.”
Let me give you a brief visual status report on the still-incomplete restoration of old St.Patrick’s cathedral. A picture in the New York Times had raised the specter of a brilliant, whitewashed interior. As you can see below, these fears have not been realized. The interior has been repainted but in a restrained cream or beige color. It is definitely brighter, however, than the olive drab of the prior color scheme.
(Below) The church prior to restoration.
(above) The unrestored sanctuary; (below) as restored. The tabernacle has been returned to the center of the sanctuary and the painting of the resurrection has disappeared. this resembles the pre-Vatican II condition. See our prior report showing the pre-restoration state of the cathedral including some pictures from pre-conciliar times.
(Below) The prior location of the tabernacle (which depicts the original appearance of the facade of this church.) off to the side.
(Above) as restored – the crucifix is now suspended above the sanctuary and the statues have been painted. (Below) the prior condition.
(Above and below) The figures of the repainted reredos.
(above) A window pre-restoration; (below) restored.
(Above) I believe this image of a South American devotion used to reside in a chapel outside the main church; it is now in the sanctuary. (below) If I am not mistaken, some statues have migrated from the ground level of the nave or sanctuary and now, repainted, stand high above on the reredos.