Germany: traditional pilgrimage to Fulda

Source: FSSPX News


On Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5, 2004, the pilgrimage to Fulda, organized each year by the German district of the Society of St. Pius X, took place once again. This is where the tomb of St. Boniface, the apostle to Germany, is found. On Saturday, the pilgrims were refused access to the square in front of the Cathedral and had to say their prayers on the sidewalk. There were around 650 people. Then they went to a hall six km away for the 6:30 p.m. mass. Their number grew to 2,000 – a record number for this pilgrimage. The German Catholic Youth Group (KJB) organized a prayer vigil which lasted all night long with a Mass being offered at midngiht.

On Sunday, Fr. Pfluger, new superior of the German district, gave a talk. Msgr. Tissier de Mallerais celebrated the Pontifical Mass at the end of which the superior of the district renewed the consecration of Germany to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The German bishops had made the first consecration in 1954.