Feast of St. Wenceslaus in the Basilica of St. PeterVelehrad
Feast of St. Wenceslaus in the Basilica of St. Peter
Feast of St. Wenceslas and at the same time 52 years of existence of the pilgrimage house Velehrad in Rome, together with compatriots living and studying in Rome, we celebrated at the Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter. At 7:15 we met at the altar of St. Joseph, where the Mass Cardinal Michael F. Czerny, a native of the Czech Republic, served with Czech priests working in Rome. Mass was served in Czech and Cardinal Czerny also preached in Czech. In his speech, he addressed a topic that is close to him, and that is solidarity with the weakest, with people pushed to the margins of society. Ambassador Václav Kolaja played a large part in the realization of the whole celebration, and with his wife the Mass of St. also actively participated.
After Mass of St. in the procession we went to the altar of St. Wenceslaus, followed by a prayer for the nation and the singing of the St. Wenceslaus Chorale.