Showing posts with label Holy Robe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holy Robe. Show all posts

Monday, May 7, 2012

SSPX Storms Trier: Reconciliation Imminent

No Room in the Cathedral
Yesterday the Holy Robe experienced being stormed by the largest group of pilgrims.  The summit:  they were there as pilgrims and not as tourists.

(  On Sunday 2,500 Traditionalists pilgrimaged to the Holy Robe of Trier.

The Old Liberal Diocese refused them Holy Mass in Trier Basilica or in another house of worship.

For that reason the storm of pilgrims had to withdraw to the secularized St. Maximin Abbey church. [Another victim of New Springtime]

The Levites of the SSPX
In any event, the press speaker of the Diocese of Trier explained after the fact on the Diocesan website:

There "was a welcome to the pilgrims and pilgrimesses of this group."
Spouses of the Lord

Unity Doesn't mean Accommodation

The Abbey church was was completely full from the entrance doors to the transepts for the solemn levitical Liturgy.

Father Stefan Frey --- the Rector of the Society Seminary of Zaitzkofen near Regensburg -- preached for the feast.

It just so happened that he spoke about the negotiation of the Society with Rome.

It was there he assured the faithful that it did not mean that unification with the Vatican means that the battle for the Catholic Faith would be given up.

Another Drawer in the Conciliar Dresser

The piety of the faithful present was impressive.

In the sight of the struggle of the Old Liberal hardliners against the Faith, the pilgrims came to doubt in  the course of reconciliation with Rome on the pilgrimage.

Many fear that after the Society will be slowed down by an agreement with the Novus Ordo Conciliar Church and the German church-tax apparatus.

By contrast, Father Marc Gensbittel -- the Prior of Saarbrucken -- explained in a  lecture on Sunday morning that the Society will have a "reconciliation" with the Vatican, where they will have their own niche and have "freedom of opinion" in the Conciliar Church.

The Fears Remain

On the pilgrimage even academic Catholics showed themselves critical against the reconciliation.

The fear was aired that it could be accompanied with a betrayal of the faith and on the unbroken dogmatic tradition of the Church.

Too Few Places to Eat

The onslaught of the faithful was impressive -- although many Southern Germans and Bavarians were on other May Pilgrimages.

After Holy Mass there were even too few places to eat for the pilgrims in front of the Abbey church.

During lunch they were thanked privately by many of the older missionaries and priests,  who were drawn back to the time of their own priestly consecrations or encouraged again to remain true to them.

Linnk to original...

Also, from Cathcon, Liberal paper complains about SSPX taking over Trier.  Clearly, all were not welcome:

The arch-conservative SSPX makes a pilgrimage to Trier with about 2,000 followers. For critics, this does not fit the idea of ​an ecumenical pilgrimage - the SSPX among other things believe that all other religions are simply "wrong."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

This Sunday the SSPX Overwhelms the Holy City of Trier

Whoever can't begin with the middle-left pilgrimage motto "Fair sharing inistead of social division", is left behind with the Lefebvists.

( The preparations for the traditional Holy-Robe Pilgrimage to Trier is running at full speed.

The great even is being organized by the Saarbruck Priory of St. Mary of the Angels.

This comes from the website '' today.

From Three Countries

Almost twenty tour buses from Germany, France and Switzerland were ordered.

In addition there were 130 youth of the 'Catholic Youth Movement'.

They will conclude their German meeting on Saturday and Sunday in Trier and will take part in the Pilgrimage in any case.

The Church-haters Are Also Coming

The Society's German seminary in Zaitzkofen will come.

The schools in Schonenberg, Saarbrucken and Wangs in Switzerland have reported with  the largest number of participants.

For this Sunday, according to the current count, more than an additional 1,000 faithful are expected.  They are traveling by bus, train and private automobile.

Even the anti-Church media will report this great event.  The slanderous "Sudwestrundfunk' has promised to be there.

A Catholic Program

High Mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 9:30 am in the Church of the secularized Abbey of St. Maximin.

The church is being used today as sports hall for the (in name only) Catholic private school St. Maxim and for concerts.

At 12:30 the masses of Pilgrims will enter Trier Cathedral and venerate the Holy Robe.

The day of grace closes at 4pm with Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

All Welcome?

In the official program of the Old Liberal Holy Robe events there is not a word mentioned about the great Catholic Pilgrimage.

The motto over the Sunday's events reads:  "Today especially: everyone is invited and welcome!"

It remains to be seen if that's the case.

Novus Ordo Superficialities

The official pilgrimage web site informs us that the members from native language communities and from the pastoral concern of the police will set a "special accent".

The 'Catholic Employees Movement' will pilgrimage in the shadows of the pilgrimage to Trier with  a some very  pointed political propaganda "Fair share instead of social divisions".

Otherwise, the Old Liberal Diocese of Osnabruck and Munster are present.

The Dress of a Concentration Camp Survivor

Among the numerous little events there is this example:  '>>Rock Bottom<< of the dress of a Concentration Camp Survivor'.

It has been organized by the 'Catholic Youth Study Group'.

Otherwise there is the immaturely inspired event "Way of Mature Faith".

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