Ad Petri Sedem, the documentary film about the fourth edition of the Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, is online!
A pilgrimage to Rome
Every year since 2012, the Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage takes place in Rome and gathers thousands of Catholics attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Mass according to the Missal of St Pius V).
Organised in a spirit of peace and unity around the Traditional Mass, the pilgrimage attracts many faithful, men and women of all ages, lay people or members of the clergy, from around the world.
This initiative is a way to show the vitality and youth of Tradition.
More than a simple event, this pilgrimage at the heart of the Eternal City is, before everything, an act of devotion and filial piety close to the Pope.
The 4th edition will take place from Thursday 22th October to Sunday 25th October 2015.
Just as the previous years, the pilgrimage will consist of several ceremonies, culminating with the celebration of a Pontifical High Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday.
Vespers on Thursday, as well as Friday and Saturday Masses, will be sung by the Schola Sainte Cécile, a Parisian choir led by Henri Adam de Villiers. Sunday Mass will be sung by the vocal ensemble Cantus Magnus, led by Matthew Schellhorn, a recognised British pianist.
Why a documentary film?
Even though it is important for us to promote the pilgrimage, this film will be first and foremost a testimony.
More than a coverage of the events of the pilgrimage, we want this project to highlight the aesthetic and spiritual richness of the Traditional Mass, heart of our commitment. In this way, in agreement with the director, the formal approach will play a crucial part.
This film will enable the particpants, simple pilgrims, celebrants or members of the organisation, to speak and help others to understand the fervour and devotion characterising this pilgrimage which, at the origin, was supposed to be a one-time event.