Photos from the Rorate Mass in the Extraordinary Form

On Saturday December 13th at 7:00am, Father Joseph Heffernan, FSSP, celebrated a Rorate Mass at the Proto-Cathedral. The St. James Collegium Musicum sung the German Renaissance composer Gregor Aichinger’s Missa de Beata Virgine, Bruckner’s Tota pulchra es Maria and the Gregorian Chant Proper.

A Rorate Mass is a votive Mass to the Blessed Virgin Mary during the season of Advent. The Mass is said in candlelight during the darkness of the early morning, reminding us of the Light of the World who is to come at Christmas through Mary.rorate