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The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch

BENEDICTUS MOMENTS

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Photos taken at the solemn pontifical Mass on St Benedict's Day at our Monastery.


The beginning of the Mass on St Benedict's Day, celebrated by the Bishop of Lurin


Bishop Jose Luis Guruchaga, a Salesian and retired Bishop of Lurin, who is our confessor.


The congregation: many were outside in the rain.


Bishop Carlos of Lurin at the consecration of the Mass.


The doxology at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer, "Through him, with him in him etc.



The procession from the altar



Bishop Carlos of Lurin. The religious sisters have a an orphanage, and you can also see some of the children. There are eighteen childrens homes in the diocese run by the Church, and a good number of other homes as well.


Bishop Jose Ramon, retired Bishop of Lurin, leaving the chapel.


Bishop Guruchunga, with the support of Br Percy, leaving the chapel after Mass.


Sister Jennifer and eight year old Michael of the Cenacle, after Mass


Fr Luis is the very first Peruvian to make his Solemn Vows as a monk on Peruvian soil since the Conquest.

Pablo (St Martin de Porres), photographer from Paxtv, enjoying a joke with Bishop Carlos.


Bros Mario and Alex with Don Cesar who is a writer and has a programme on Paxtv.


Me with a group of children being looked after by the "Cenacle" who have a house in Kendal (UK). Here they look after abandoned children.
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