Back at the Basilica

Today your artless blogger was back in church, got pointed in various directions, and was told to look after himself and Not Get In The Way™ of the important stuff going on.

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Ok. I can do that.

There’s this rather spectacular Nativity scene at the back of the Basilica. It’s normally covered by screens; in order view it you put some coins in. Like Christmastide (and beyond) Pay-Per-View.

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The detail is wonderful.

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Meanwhile, the priests were busy getting things ready for Sunday.

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But then we had the Bling-Bling Room:

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The Basilica is a stunning building. I think I should hassle Fr. Kn about a parish trip 😉

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Treasury

Sparkly things!

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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.

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

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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 🙂

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The servers were neat, precise and attentive.

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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.

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

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At the Motherhouse

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

Also, basilica!

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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!