Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ern/50642555/

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Sacristy Art. Image From The Basilica Of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.



Celebra Missam
ut primam
ut unicam
ut ultimam.

The thought depicted here, which is really a Prayer, is a beautiful and profound reminder. 

Priest of God,


Photo: OC-Travel.
Illustration: LITURGICAL ARTS JOURNAL

This Article is taken from, and can be read in full at, LITURGICAL ARTS JOURNAL

By: J. P. Sonnen.

Sacristy art is a rare subject. As someone who spends a lot of time in Sacristies around the World, I have to say this one really caught my eye.

I took this photo in the Sacristy of The Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Rome. The framed image, probably from the '60s, rests atop the Paramenti Cabinet, where the Clergy Vest.

I think it worth mentioning because words sometimes fail and important messages need to be repeated. Often, there is but one word seen in a sacristy: SILENTIVM.


The thought depicted here, which is really a Prayer, is a beautiful and profound reminder.

Priest of God, 

Celebrate this Mass as though it was your first Mass.

Celebrate this Mass as though it was your only Mass.

Celebrate this Mass as though it was your last Mass.

I hope some Pastors may be inspired to commission and display a similar image on their Sacristy wall.

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