(Paris) Cardinal Raymond Burke has ordained four new priests to the Institut du Bon Pasteur in Bordeaux on 23 June.
The Good Shepherd Institute has been part of the Old Rite Ecclesia Dei communities since 2006. The community was founded by Abbé Philippe Laguérie, who was ordained a priest in 1979 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and joined the Society of St. Pius X (FSSPX).
Priests and Deacons in 2018
In 2004 he was expelled from the Society because of internal criticism. Then he founded with four other priests the Institut du Bon Pasteur, which returned to unity with Rome and was canonically established as a society of apostolic life. The purpose of the institute is above all "the formation of priests and the defense of the holy traditions of the Church in the liturgy and doctrine, against the modern errors.” For this reason, the Institute strives for a new evangelization in the sense of tradition.
In addition to the four new priests, two deacons were consecrated last week.
The mother house of the community is located in Bordeaux. The seat of the founder and Superior General, Abbé Laguérie, is Courtelain, where the institute's own seminary St. Vincent de Paul is located. There are currently about 40 seminarians preparing for the priesthood.
The Community currently has offices in France, Italy, Poland, Brazil and Colombia.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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