On July 22-24, the annual Our Lady of Christendom pilgrimage, from Oviedo to Covadonga, took place in Spain. At the heart of the pilgrimage is the celebration of the one true Roman Rite, the same that Jorge Bergoglio fantasizes about exterminating.
Longtime friend and contributor at akaCatholic, Fr. José Miguel Marqués Campo, who resides in the Diocese of Oviedo, sent the following commentary and video taken at the Basílica de Covadonga at the conclusion to the three day pilgrimage. This, my friends, is the Church visible.
Sweet Eucharistic hymn “Adoro te devote” by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), during the distribution of Holy Communion in the third of the traditional solemn High Masses, celebrated on the afternoon of July 24, 2023, at the conclusion of the III Our Lady of Christianity Pilgrimage (July 22-24, 2023).
With some 1,200 pilgrims from all over Spain and several other nations, the vast majority with families, children, adolescents and young people.
The Mass was celebrated according to the Traditional Roman Rite, the perennial liturgical rite of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
The sweet Gregorian melody of the stanzas was also embellished by polyphonic stanzas harmonised by Daniel Rubio Ferrandis, the organist of the pilgrimage.
Words will never be enough to describe the overwhelming beauty of Catholic liturgical music, similar to that chant of psalms that brought tears to Saint Augustine… and as the saint himself confesses, those tears did him so much good.