Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Pope's Private Mass


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/Thanks to Pelerin who supplied the reference for this.

Pope John Paul II was often shown saying his private mass this is only the second time I have seen a video of Benedict XVI, both Pope's of course celebrate facing ad Deum.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The link is not working. I don't think any Pope has ever celebrated Mass versus populum in his private chapel.

Nickname said...

I'm shaken to the core. He does not wear a proper girdle, nor does he perform the synaxis at the legilium. Not much doing the red and saying the black here. And unhabited nuns in the congregation. What an example! I have become a sede vacantist on the spot.

Michael said...

I wish Nickname would not be so quick to attack the pope. This video has been circulating for at least a year if not a bit more; it now seems to have disappeared from the internet. I am fairly sure it comes from very early in the pontificate and I wonder if things might look quite different today. Also I remember that what he calls unhabited nuns were at the time described clearly as household staff. For all we know they may be secretaries, typists, etc.

Anonymous said...

Nickname,
The "unhabited nuns" are lay women who belong to religious society.