Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Missionaries for Europe" -- New Traditionalist Initiative for the New Evangelization of Old Europe

(Toulon) The traditional bishop of Frejus-Toulon, Dominique Rey has launched a new initiative for vocations and evangelization.

The decline in vocations to the priesthood on the old continent and the need for new evangelization of Europe are inextricably linked. The Bishop of Provence is looking for new initiatives. Promoting the tradition belongs as much to is as the mission to Muslims. The most recent initiative is the opening of a training house for future priests, missionaries from America, who are trained for the new evangelization of Europe. They are coming after their ordinations in European dioceses, in the specific case, particularly to be put to use in France.

The Patron of the new facility is Saint Alberto Hurtado. With the academic year 2014/2015, the new seminary will begin operation. The sponsorship of the Bishop Rey is being entrusted to The Fradernidad St. Jose Custodia (FSJC), a religious community dedicated to Saint Joseph in Chile.

The Order was founded by Federico Alcamán Riffo, a Chilean priest, who acts mainly through popular missions, he also founded a branch because of the vocations awakened a women's branch in 1999 and a men's branch in 2002. The charism of the Order is the mission of the particular care of the Divine Liturgy, which takes place in both forms of the Roman Rite and in the dissemination and promotion of the kingdom of Christ. Since 2006, the Order has been operating in the U.S. with the new evangelization. Since 2010, it also maintains an office in the diocese of Frejus-Toulon.

Priestly Fraternity of San Jose

The seminarians of the house of St. Alberto Hurtado are trained in both forms of the Roman Rite at the Seminary of the Diocese of Frejus-Toulon and in the house itself. The Diocese of Frejus-Toulon in France has the largest number of diocesan vocations. The reason for this is the orthodox approach of the bishop and his openness to the traditional rite.

It has already set up a website set up in Spanish, which is aimed directly at young men in America who feel a vocation to the priesthood.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi

Image: Sacra Litugia

Trans: Tancred

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Lynda said...

"Traditionalist" suggests a disapprobation of the person or persons so described.

Felix said...

Not really. But I would not call Bishop Rey a traditionalist. That term is more appropriate for those priestly societies (ICKSP, FSSP, IGS, etc.) or religious communities (Son of the Most Holy Redeemer) which are totally dedicated to the Tridentine Mass. Bishop Rey is a ''conservative'' or traditionally inclined bishop for sure. One of the few bishops out there who ordained diocesan priests according to the Ancient Rite. Kudos.

Tancred said...

People have their own criteria depending on what consumer niche they fit themselves into and there are probably some authoritative people out there who can lock in what a Traditionalist is, but it's all so subjective, I don't care.

The term does have some historical significance which most modern consumers of the Traditional brand aren't aware. Really, the whole thing is divisive in my humble opinion and a waste of time.

I'd hope we get to know who the real enemies are and fight them instead of straining after these gnats..

Anonymous said...

Tancred, by "America" do you mean "North and South America", that is "the Americas" English, "America" can mean the USA...

Tancred said...

They mean North and South.

Veit said...


The name of the fraternity is:

"Fraternidad de San José Custodio"

Anonymous said...

His Excellency is CATHOLIC.

Anonymous said...

Deo gratias.