The Red Mass

The Red Mass

 

The Red Mass is a traditional way of beginning the judicial term by asking God's guidance for all the members of the legal profession. Dating back to the thirteenth century, this Mass invokes the Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom in upholding justice by the Bench and Bar.

The red vestments and gowns worn by the priest and the attending justices centuries ago gave this Mass its name.

Today, the Red Mass is attended by judges, lawyers, and officials of all paths asking God to bless, strengthen and enlighten all servants of the law in order to better achieve "the blessings of liberty and justice for ourselves and our posterity."

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