Archive for August, 2015

Robert Quagan, R.I.P. (1958-2015)

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Robert Quagan, husband of Chrstine Quagan,chairwoman of Una Voce Boston, passed away Saturday evening, on the Feast of the Assumption.  His Requiem Mass was celebrated this morning at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes in Newton Highlands, Ma. by Fr. Charles Higgins with Fr. Joseph Santos of Providence as Deacon and Fr. Thomas Kocik of Fall River as Subdeacon.
In addition to his efforts to promote the traditional Mass, Rob was one of the men who revitalized the Holy Name Society at Holy Trinity Church in Boston.  At a time – pre-Summorum Pontificum – when any overt efforts to promote the TLM were regarded with fear and suspicion by the chancery, the HNS was an important organization for men of a traditionally-Catholic orientation in the Archdiocese to meet and deepen their faith.   Trained as an architect, Rob was an especially eloquent exponent of traditional Catholic church architecture and was a stalwart in the long struggle to try and save Holy Trinity Church.
Full obituary:
Rob was a true Catholic Gentleman, a good father and husband, and a loyal friend.  His life exemplified the Christian Virtues, and especially those of Fortitude, Faith, Hope, and Charity during his three-year illness. In your charity please pray for the repose of his soul, and for the intentions of his family.
Requiescat in pace.
Allen Maynard
Una Voce Rhode Island

Missa Cantata for Feast of the Assumption at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Msgr. Anthony Spinoza, rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, will celebrate a Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Assumption on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. Music will be provided by the Schola Basilicorum and the St Cecilia Chorale. The Basilica is located at 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson, Ohio. Learn more about the shrine here >