Showing posts with label Archbishop Pozzo. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Consecration of New Cloister of Traditional Society of Saint Vincent Ferrer

On September 29, the consecration of the new cloister church of the Old Rite Dominican Society of Saint-Vincent Ferrier (FSVF) took place. The community also includes two German brothers.

(Paris) On September 29, the Archangel Michael's Solemnity, Archbishop Guido Pozzo consecrated the Monastery Church of the Dominican fraternité Saint-Vincent Ferrier (FSVF, Brotherhood of St. Vincent Ferrer). Subsequently, Holy Mass was first celebrated in the new church.

Blessing by Archbishop Guido PozzoBlessing by Archbishop Guido Pozzo

The Fraternitas Sancti Vincentii Ferrerii was founded in 1979 by Père Louis-Marie de Blignières and in 1988 recognized by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and canonically established papally under canon law. The Society cultivates the old Dominican Rite, as it prevailed before the liturgical reform.

The seat of the Society is the Saint-Thomas d'Aquin Monastery, which is rebuilt in Chémeré-le-Roi in Maine (Diocese of Laval) in the traditional style. In 2017, the shell of the monastery church of Our Lady of the Rosary was completed. Last Saturday, the blessing had taken place. It was undertaken by Curial Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which since 1988 has been responsible for the Old Rite communities in the Church.

Tradition: part of the new church and the new monastery

Following the consecration, the first Holy Mass was celebrated in the church. To this end, around 1,200 faithful had gathered. Prior Louis-Marie de Blignières spoke of the abbey church as "a gateway to heaven" that is "oriented to the east, to the place of the promise of our first home.”

In his homily, Msgr. Pozzo spoke about the angels, the messengers of God, and the position of the Archangel Michael in the Scriptures as defending the uniqueness of God against "the deceptions of the dragon, the ancient serpent":

"The serpent's attempt is to make people believe that God must disappear so that man can grow. God is resisting the freedom of man, and we have to get rid of God. Today, he indicates a form of even more subtle atheism, to make believe that we do not need God to be happy and to give meaning to life and the world. In reality, the dragon does not just accuse God. The apocalypse also calls him, the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them day and night before God "(Rev 12:10).

Large windows to the east, the "place of promise", after their installation

Who let God disappear from the life of man does not let man grow thereby, but takes away his dignity. According to the scriptures, the other task of the Archangel Michael is to protect the people of God and to watch over him. It must be protected from seduction, it must be helped to find the joy of faith and to distinguish right from wrong, to accept the good and reject the evil.

"Our Church needs the guidance, support and protection of the Archangel Michael so that she will not be beaten by the winds and storms of spiritual error and confusion in teaching that are prevalent today, even in ecclesial communion."

At the same time, the Curial Archbishop called those present, to pray the prayer to the Archangel Michael
written in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII. and prayed until the liturgical reform at the end of Holy Mass. According to Monsignor Pozzo, Pope John Paul II, in 1994, called for this prayer every day as part of the International Year of the Family to defeat the forces of darkness and evil in the world.

Feast of St. Dominic in the Friary (2018)

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Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: FSVF
Trans: Tancred

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Archbishop Pozzo at the Shroud of Turin --- "Do Not Relent in the Pursuit of the Traditional Mass and Resist Any Undue Resistance"

Curial Archbishop Pozzo in
the Chiesa della Misercordia of
(Turin)  Until June 24, 2015 the grave cloth of Christ, the most precious relic of Christendom, the visible proof of God in time and space will be on display. Communities tradition organize pilgrimages to see the grave cloth and worship. In the Chiesa della Misericordia you can find in the old town in the recording Arciconfraternità di S. Giovanni Decollato, detta "della Misercordia" (Confraternity of John the Baptist Beheaded, known as "Mercy"). "Mercy" is the motto of the pontificate of Pope. The Church of Mercy of Turin is the center of the tradition.
The Archconfraternity received permission  with the Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei  to maintain the traditional Rite. The church was built by the Confraternity founded in 1578 at the beginning of the 18th century. The chancel from the period has been preserved intact.
Around the church,  Coetus Fidelium the Association Cardinal G. Saldarini to promote the tradition in the Archdiocese of Turin within the meaning of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum has been formed. From 30 April to 3 May, the traditional Parisian parish of St. Eugène undertook a pilgrimage together with the Schola of Sainte Cécile to the Shroud. On May 3  Archbishop Curia Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei celebrated Missa the Chiesa della Misericordia, 

"Do Not Relent in Pursuit of the Traditional Mass and Resist Any Undue Resistance"

Benedict XVI.  Venerating the Grave Cloth (2010)
The Association Cardinal G. Saldarini had the opportunity to provide Msgr. Pozzo detailed information on their experiences and also about difficulties and obstacles. The Curial Archbishop encouraged the faithful to persevere in their commitment to the dissemination of the traditional liturgy and to oppose any undue resistance. At the same time he assured the faithful of adequate protection, because it is the right of all believers to come to the traditional Rite without obstacles. 
The Arch confraternity was formed for implementing the physical and spiritual works of mercy for the care of those sentenced to death. They took care of their spiritual guidance, for a Christian burial and for the Holy Masses for their souls. Even today, the Confraternity operates inmate care.
Contact and Info for pilgrims:
Chiesa della Misercordia: Tel. + 39-11-817.39.67 (RA Tealdi) - info [a]
SSPX: Tel + 39-11-983.92.72 - Montalenghe [a].
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Messa in Latino
Trans: Tancred