Sunday, December 7, 2014
Solemn High Mass in the Ruins of Nagasaki, 1949

The following are photos of a Pontifical Solemn High Mass said on the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of St. Francis Xavier to Japan, and a Requiem Mass for the victims of the Bombing of Nagasaki in the midst of the ruins of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Urakami, 1949.  Notice the reverence of the Mass even in such destruction - something you would be hard pressed to find in the modern Church.

400th Anniversary of Arrival of St. Francis Xavier in Japan

Catholics in Nagasaki after the Atomic Bomb

Catholics in Nagasaki after the Atomic Bomb

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