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Cynthia Ostrowski holds a bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science and a minor in Computer Science from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2005). She is currently a stay-at-home mother of two children. A former GIS analyst, Cynthia's interests include photography, french horn, and singing polyphony.
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“Vatican II did not say anything about the direction of the celebrant. […] I love both directions of celebrating Mass. Both are full of meaning for me. Both help me to encounter Christ—and that is, after all, the purpose of the liturgy.”
— Christoph Cardinal Schönborn (February 2007)

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Latin Mass In The Pantheon (Rome)
published 20 December 2012 by Cynthia Ostrowski

NE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE places we visited in Rome was the Pantheon. It was much larger and more beautiful than we would have expected. Many people might not realize the Pantheon has been a Catholic Church since the 7th Century (“St. Mary and the Martyrs”). Recently, a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form was celebrated there by Don Riccardo Petroni, a priest of the diocese of Rome.

Here’s a 2009 photograph [pdf], taken as I first entered the Pantheon.