The Franciscans of the Immaculate were featured on New Liturgical Movement
today with the Traditional Requiem Mass celebrated on the anniversary of the death of Fr. Francis Maria Pompa, FI on January 24 who was a big advocate for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in Italy. It was celebrated by our founder Fr. Stefano Manelli. Also the MC is none other than Fra Anthony Maria Servium who just departed last fall to Italy from the friary here in Griswold, CT, USA. He was instrumental in starting the extraordinary form of the Mass here in the United States. He is the MC in the video Sandals and Fiddlebacks
. The full video of the mass in Italy can be seen on our scheduled video streaming site in Italy, TV Dell’Immacolata at 6-7:20pm for the next few days, at least if I’ve understood their schedule correctly.
by Shawn Tribe
Rinascimento Sacro shares some very edifying photos from a recent requiem Mass offered on January 24th at the Monastery of Murate in Città di Castello by the Franciscans of the Immaculate for the anniversary of the death of one of their friars.
The Franciscans of the Immaculate — founded by Pontifical Right by Pope John Paul II from what I can see — are not an order I have followed a great deal to date, but they would seem to be a group to keep more of a watch upon.
more pictures on the Italian website: http://www.rinascimentosacro.com/2009/01/perugia-dalle-francescane.html