Marking a bitter-sweet pair of anniversaries

Laudetur Iesus Christus!

Seven years ago yesterday during Sunday Mass at St. Ann’s on February 10, 2013, we joyfully heard Father Reid announce that with the urging of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in Rome down through Bishop Jugis he would be begin offering a Sunday Latin Mass at St. Ann’s.

As you can imagine, our joy soon turned to sadness when one day later (seven years ago today) we learned that Pope Benedict XVI had renounced his petrine ministry and throne:


Maybe we should mark the day in prayers of thanksgiving and also some voluntary act of reparation for healing of this wound on the Bride of Christ, our Holy Mother the Church, and petition for the full restoration of the Sacred Deposit of Tradition.