Wednesday, August 04, 2004

A New Location for the Ancient Gregorian Mass?

It seems so. Archbishop Burke, the ordinary of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, recently visited the seminary of the traditional Institute of Christ the King at Gricigliano outside Florence in Italy. Among the photographs of his visit appearing on the I.C.R. website is this one whose caption reads: "Mgr Gilles Wach, prieur Général de l'Institut félicite S.E. Mgr L. Burke pour sa nomination à Saint-Louis et le remercie pour l'église, dédiée à St François de Sales, qu'il nous a confiée."

So it would appear - on the basis of the caption under one picture, admittedly - that the Institute of Christ the King will now go from four to five apostolates in this country. The new church mentioned, a beautiful old Gothic church built circa 1867, has a website here.

Congratulations, St. Louis.