Monday, October 8, 2018

9th Native Ordination Since Protestant Revolt

Tuomas Nyyssölä as a deacon

(Helsinki) There are officially only 15,000 registered Catholics in Finland. Nevertheless, the small community of 5.5 million Finns has reason to be happy. With Tuomas Nyyssölä the ninth native priest since the Protestant Reformation has been consecrated.

The Lutheran Revolt was introduced under the King of Sweden, Gustav I. Wasa, 1527/1531.

The ordination took place in August in the city of Lohja, which is an hour's drive east of Helsinki. Two monks arrived from Oregon at the local priory of the male branch of the ancient Birgittine Order.

The Order, also known as the Order of the Most Holy Savior, was founded in 1346 by St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373). Today it consists of several branches. The traditional branch to which the monastery in Oregon belongs, is a contemplative branch. It was recognized in 2012 by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.

The new priest had spent some time in the Oregon monastery in order to clarify his vocation.

The Birgittine monks were impressed by the piety of the Catholics of Finland, as reported by the Catholic Herald, especially as they receive Communion kneeling receiving the body of Christ in reverence.

Tuomas Nyyssölä is incardinated in the diocese of Helsinki. On September 22, Bishop Teemu Sippo also consecrated a new deacon.

At Henriks-Cathedral in Helsinki, Holy Mass is also celebrated on the first Sunday of the month in the Immemorial Rite.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Katolinen (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

1 comment:

  1. Refreshing good news. Smashing really since a Muslim woman exclaimed that ¨Fins are finished¨ due to their drunkeness and disorder. May the good Lord Bless these Priests.