The Latin Mass Society will be organising a pilgrimage to Rome in November 2013. Departure from the UK will be on Thursday, 7 November and the return will be on Tuesday, 12 November. It is most likely that the flight will be from either Stanstead or Luton Airports to suit the majority of pilgrims, although a northern option is also being considered.
Accommodation is being reserved at a convent in central Rome, which is within walking distance of St Peter’s Basilica and many of the principal churches and visitor sites. We expect to take with us at least one chaplain.
The dates of the pilgrimage have been chosen to coincide with the biennial meeting of the International Federation Una Voce, which takes place on the Saturday and Sunday. Although our pilgrims will not be directly involved in this meeting, the choice of these dates will mean that Latin Mass supporters from many parts of the world will be in Rome at the time, providing opportunities for Solemn Masses and other liturgies in major churches, which LMS pilgrims will be able to attend. Some time will be set aside for sightseeing.
|Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos giving his blessing to FIUV delegates at the end of a special Mass in St Peter's|
Every effort is being made to keep the cost down, so as to be affordable for as many people as we can manage. The full cost, including flights and five nights’ accommodation in Rome is not expected to exceed £500 per person, although this will have to be confirmed when the arrangements are finalised.
At present, we invite members and non-members to register an expression of interest with our office staff, either by e-mail or telephone:
020 7404 7284
Anyone interested is urged to make early contact, so that the size of the group can be established, and preliminary bookings made. Registering at this stage does not mean a firm commitment.
|A priest saying an early-morning Low Mass at a side altar in St Peter's|