Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reminder: Traditional Latin Mass at St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi Church May 29th

Old-world church that looks like it was transplanted from an Italian village to a side-street in  South Phila

Don't forget to join us for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass at an extraordinarily beautiful church this coming Sunday, May 29th at 12 Noon.  The celebrant will be Father Dennis Carbonaro of Our Lady of Consolation Parish in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.  St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi is the other church in the parish of St. Paul in South Philadelphia.  Now used as a worship site, this church was the first Italian national parish in the country.  The church is located at 7th and Montrose Streets in the heart of the Italian Market.

Parking is available on the street, but those who are able to walk a few blocks may wish to park in the school yard across from St. Paul's on Christian Street between 9th and 10th.

May 29th is the titular feast of this great Carmelite saint, whose motto "Pati, non mori" is inscribed on a fresco high above the main altar.

For more information, email me at j-roman@comcast.net


  1. It does look like it's transplanted from an Italian village. You are so fortunate to live where there is so much Catholic history to take advantage of. We have St Augustine, FL which is beautiful..but several hours away.

  2. Caroline, believe it or not, my parents spent their honeymoon in St. Augustine. One of these days I'll have dig out their photos and post one for you to see if things still look the same. I wish you could join us on Sunday. You will, in spirit.


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