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Day 4 of the pilgrimage with the Canons Regular: The Rite of Braga

Today brought a celebration of the Mass using the Rite of Braga, which is a city in Portugal that has it’s own traditional rite.  The Missa Cantata that was celebrated today is very close to the Roman Rite, with a few subtle differences.  One difference seen in the first few photos is that the celebrant prepares the chalice with water and wine at the beginning of the Mass (before the prayers at the foot of the altar), and that the Mass begins with reciting the “Ave Maria”.



preparing the chalice at the beginning of Mass




prayers of the foot of the altar with the prepared chalice veiled on the altar




chanting the Epistle







"Sursum corda"



Elevation of the Most Sacred Blood, with the chalice covered as per the Rite of Braga



"Ecce Agnus Dei"


while the assisting priest places the reserved sacrament back into the tabernacle, the celebrant continues to genuflect at the altar




kneeling, the celebrant and servers recite the commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary


A nice carved wood statue of St. Joseph and the Infant Jesus in the chapel at the monastery of the Holy Cross in Fatima




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