A pilgrimage group of friars, lay Carmelites and friends met in Rome over the weekend of 13 - 16 May to celebrate the canonisation of Titus Brandsma:
"On Friday 13 May, we began our pilgrimage in Rome for the Canonisation of Titus Brandsma. Thank you to our brothers in the Irish Province for inviting us to their opening Mass in St Albert’s College (CISA)."
Later that day, we attended the Vigil Mass and prayer before the canonisation at The Basilica Saint Paul outside the walls:
Cardinal Willem Eijk with Most Rev. Míceál O'Neill, O.Carm - Prior General at the end of tonight's prayer vigil:
British Province pilgrim, Nicole Gillespie was part of tonight’s Prayer Vigil, presenting the symbol of the rosary. Blessed Titus Brandsma used the rosary to reflect his mystical desire for the Truth:
We have added the Vigil Mass and prayer service to our Flickr Page. Our photo below is Fr. Míceál O’Neill, Prior General, presiding at the Basilica of St Paul’s Outside the Walls:
On Sunday 15 May, we were at Saint Peter's Basilica for the canonisation of Titus and others.
Homily from Pope Francis for the Canonisation Mass of Saint Titus Brandsma et al is here:
We have added the pictures from the Canonisation of Saint Titus Brandsma to our Flickr.
On Monday 16 May, we returned to Saint Peter's Basilica for a Mass of thanksgiving for the Canonisation of Saint Titus Brandsma.
Lord our God, source and giver of life, you gave Saint Titus the spirit of courage to proclaim human dignity and the freedom of the Church, even in the throes of degrading persecution and death.
Grant us that same Spirit so that in the coming of your Kingdom of justice and peace we might never be ashamed of the Godpel but be enabled to recognise your loving kindness on all the events of our lives.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen
(Opening prayer of the Mass)
- Read more about Saint Titus, here.
- Read about the icon of Saint Titus at the Shrine of Saint Jude, here.