Sparkly things!


Your artless blogger is once again at the Basilica. Get a load of all this bling! So beautiful – Deo volente one day they’ll once again be used in the holy liturgy for which they were made.


Fribourg Town

Fribourg is a lovely place.

On Thursday evening a 30-day anniversary Requiem was offered. Black vestments and chants sung by the schola contributed so much to the beauty and elegance of the Mass.


Our Blessed Lady’s main job is as Our Lady of Fribourg; being Glorious Queen of the Universe is a side hobby.


Fr. B preaching. My French is not such that I could follow it, but by this point I had met the gentleman and was confident it would be a solid one 🙂


The servers were neat, precise and attentive.



Today I was able to spend some moments in prayer in the chapel at the Fraternity’s motherhouse. It is a beautiful oratory, warm and peaceful.


In the evening there were First Friday Devotions at the basilica after Mass.



At the Motherhouse

Your artless blogger reports to you from Fribourg, where the Generalate of the FSSP is housed.

Also, basilica!


It’s not as dark as on the photo. You will forgive my poor phone camera efforts.

Taking dozens of photos of just about everywhere – at least where I’m allowed, of course – and hope to share those FSSP-related later today.

PS glory to God for beautiful weather!

Third Friday

So your artless blogger gets to church after work for the Third Friday devotions, thinks, ‘Oh, I’ll throw up a quick blogpost to let people know what they’re missing out on (!),’ whips out his phone, only to discover, much to his chagrin, that there’s so little battery oomph left that the thing point blank refuses to take a photograph.

Oh well. Praying is also an acceptable activity in a church, right? 😉


…and parishioners on the loose!


We’re hunting for candlesticks for the high altar, which of course includes lively discussions, informal catechesis and lots of laughter.

More photos later, Deo volente!

In Parasceve

This week I’ve learnt that ‘in Parasceve’ means something in like ‘in preparation [for the Sabbath].’ It’s rather profound, especially when in the context of the reading of the Passion.


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