Páteant azures misericórdiæ tuæ, Dómine, précibus supplicántium: et ut peténtibus desideráta concédas; fac Eos, quæ tibi sunt plácita, postuláre. Per Dóminum. ~ Collect 1
Sunday morning members of the Fratelli della Santa Fede (Brothers of the Holy Faith) gathered at the packed Shrine Church of the Holy Innocents (128 West 37th St.) in Manhattan for both the 9:00 am Tridentine Low Mass and the 10:30 am Tridentine High Mass for the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost and the Feasts of San Giacomo il Maggiore and San Cristoforo Martire. Our Pastor Fr. James Miara was the Celebrant at both.
During the High Mass, Fr. Miara was dutifully assisted by fourteen servers, and cantor and organist Pedro d’Aquino. Following the Gospel, he consecrated a parishioner to the Guardian Angel.
After coffee hour, many of us returned to the church for the final day of the novena and candlelight Eucharistic procession in honor of Sant’Anna, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We prayed the Most Holy Rosary, Memorare to St. Anne, Act of Consecration to St. Anne and Invocations. The novena concluded with the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
1) Let Thy merciful ears. O Lord, be open to the prayers of Thy suppliant people: and that Thou mayest grant their desire to those that seek, make them to ask such things as shall please Thee. Through our Lord.