Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Fontgambault: Holy Father Loves Traditional Benedictines
With the Old Faith, it Survived the Conciliar Collapse
In 1948, 22 monks from the Abbey of Solesmes setted from Fontgambault.
On October 7th the new director of the cloister, Abbot Jean Pateau was consecrated.
Meeting with the Pope
On the 9th of March the website 'riposte-catholique.fr' reported some recent events at the cloister.
The webiste reported that the new Abbot and his predecessor, Abbot Antoine Forgeot, had travelled to Rome on November 23rd.
They were even invited by Pope Benedict XVI. The meeting was not known about until today.
As soon as the Holy Father saw the two monks, he called out: "Fontgambaul!"
The Pope enjoined the new Abbot, to hold fast to the line of his predecessors.
He had militated very strenuously against introducing any kind of concelebration.
Falling Back From the High Level
According to reports from 'riposte-catholique.fr' vocations are also not falling back.
In the last year they haven't had any entrants.