(Rome) On March 21, the Order of the Benedictines of the Immaculate will be canonically erected by the Bishop of Albenga-Imperia. The Benedictines of the Immaculata are a religious order of strict observance, founded in Liguria in 2008. Its charism includes Benedictine spirituality, tradition and the traditional form of the Roman Rite.
Benedictines of the Immaculate
The young order was founded by two monks from the old-rite Benedictine abbey of Le Barroux in France, which, in the diocese, were established at the request of the then Bishop of Albenga-Imperia, Monsignor Mario Oliveri.
Bishop Oliveri was unjustly forced out of office by Pope Francis and replaced by Bishop Borghetti. The canonical recognition of the young order had already been provided for by Bishop Oliveri, but had been restored by the change at the head of the diocese. The Franciscans of Immaculata, a Franciscan order of tradition, had three branches in the diocese and was also called for by Bishop Oliveri. After the Order had been placed under a commisar's administration by the Vatican in July 2013 and Bishop Oliveri had publicly defended the Order, the Apostolic Commissioner dissolved all three branches.
According to a statement by the Benedictines of Immaculata, the new bishop only had only to get to know his diocese. On March 12, 2016, he paid the first visit to the young Benedictine community. On several occasions, Monsignor Borghetti emphasized, the statement goes on to say that, although there is no personal sensitivity to tradition, be he respects the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum by Benedict XVI.
The numerous Mass locations of tradition in the diocese were left by the new bishop. "On March 21, he will be able to erect our Order canonically and accept our vows."
Benedictine of the Eternal Worship of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar
Last Saturday, another Order of Tradition was canonically recognized in Ireland. In the Irish Diocese of Meath, theBenedictines of the Eternal Worship of the Most Holy Altar were erected according to the Church law.
The first monks came from Tulsa in the USA in 2012. According to the press release by the Order, this was the first foundation of the Order in the Diocese of Meath since the abolition of the Order in 1536 by King Henry VIII.
The Prior of the order is Dom Mark Kirby.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: Il Timone / Diocese of Meath (Screenshots)
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