On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2007

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae,
ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.

Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos converte;
et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

The publication of the Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, has opened the Traditional Latin Mass to the faithful more widely. As the "usus antiquior," the "extraordinary form" can be said by all priests privately at their discretion and publicly in those locations where a group wishes to participate in this form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

The greater availability of the TLM has been amazing as even the lay press has amply documented. The Mass was celebrated this weekend as part of the Triduum of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in New York. A Requiem Mass was celebrated in Westminster Cathedral for the first time since 1969. And, public exposure is expected to become even more widespread as EWTN begins more frequent celebration of the Mass by members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (F.S.S.P.).

The aim of this blog is to assist in logging those parishes which begin a weekly or daily celebration of the TLM.

May the Immaculate Virgin assist us in this endeavor!