Mass for the prosperity of France
Mass for the prosperity of France is held on December 13. Conducted by Cardinal Vicar in the Basilica of St. John of Lateran. This event in the second decade of the month December is annual. Help us
The Mass for the Prosperity of France is celebrated each year around December 13, Saint Lucia Day and the anniversary of the birth of King Henry IV of France (1589-1610).
Every year, a mass for the prosperity of France is celebrated by the Cardinal Vicar of Rome in the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran on December 13, the feast of Saint Lucia and the anniversary of the birth of Henry IV.
Rome, December 13, 1604. On this beautiful winter morning, the organs of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran resound. The interior is crowded and the incense smells even outside. The canons come forward and the choir accompanies them. Today, the first mass for the prosperity of the kingdom of France must be celebrated. Facing the canons, the assembly prays for the King of France who allowed the restoration of this sumptuous basilica. The chapter chose the date of his birthday to honor him during this ceremony.
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St. Stephen's Day on December 26 (public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Andorra, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland);
Distaff Day on January 7 (medieval Europe);