Monday, December 3, 2007
The Mexico City Oratory of St. Philip Neri - The Historic Church of La Profesa, site of recent Ex. Form Mass by Msgr. Schmitz. ICKSP
Here are some pictures (best I could do on a flying visit) of the Church of La Profesa, the former Jesuit Church, now the Mexico Oratory (since 1767). The Oratorians had been in Mexico City since about 1660, but had had two churches knocked down or damaged by earthquakes. And when the earth quakes in Mexico City, it really quakes, so it is a miracle that the Profesa is still standing today.
Last week, Msgr. Schmitz of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP), celebrated his first mass (while in the city on this trip) at the Church of the Profesa, the Mexico City Oratory. I don't know yet whether he used the respectable looking table altar, but I noted on a recent visit that the high altar remains undisturbed, as do all the eight side altars. Promising indeed. Enjoy the photos.