Showing posts with label Latin Mass. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Priestly Seminaries of Tradition -- Their Chalice Overflows -- Not Enough Room for All of the Vocations


20 seminarians from the St. Peter Seminary in Wigratzbad (FSSP) received the minor ordinations in February 2020.

(Florence) While diocesan seminaries are empty due to a lack of vocations and, in the fight against priestly celibacy and for the female priesthood, priestly vocations do not seem desirable anywhere, traditional seminaries have completely different concerns. They are struggling with the lack of space. The Seminary of Saint Peter of the Fraternity of St. Peter in Wigratzbad and the Seminary of St. Philip Neri of the Institute of Christ the King and Sovereign Priest in Gricigliano have experienced so many new entrants that it is as though they are bursting at the seams.

In order to be able to accommodate all seminarians, in Wigratzbad, where seminarians from the German and French-speaking countries and the respective neighboring areas study, the rooms of other academic years were occupied twice over. The premises in the seminary, which was only inaugurated in December 2000, have long been exhausted. The seminary records the years 2019 and 2020 as the strongest entry cohorts to date. Since it is a new building, there are no outbuildings or attics that could be used to accommodate seminarians.

In Gricigliano, rooms that were part of the farm buildings of the former manor, in which the seminary is located and which have not previously been used, are being provisionally rededicated. Further conversions to gain space or additions or extensions will be necessary hereand there.

Last May and June, thirteen candidates from the Petrine Brotherhood were ordained priests. Because of the corona restrictions imposed by the governments of France and the Federal Republic of Germany, they took place for the new priests from Wigratzbad under special circumstances and not in public. Among the consecrated there are four new priests from the German-speaking countries.

Due to the redesign of the altar area carried out by the diocese of Augsburg a few years ago, the Church of the Atonement in Wigratzbad is no longer suitable for Mass in the traditional rite. For ordinations, even under normal conditions, the seminary has to use churches in the area that are made available by friendly priests.

For the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in July nine new priests were ordained for the traditional form of the Roman Rite. The ordinations were, as it has for the Institute, become a tradition in the church of Santi Michele e Gaetano and were offered by Cardinal Raymond Burke. The church, dedicated to the Archangel Michael and consecrated by the great Saint Cajetan, a co-founder of Theatines, is located in the immediate vicinity of the famous cathedral of Florence and the associated baptistery.

Community photo after vesting and tonsure in front of the seminary of St. Philipp Neri in Gricigliano (Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest)

20 seminarians of the institute were vested in the run-up to the ordination and received tonsure. 23 seminarians received vesture and tonsure for the Society of Saint Peter in October 2019 in the USA and in February in Wigratzbad.

Both communities are still very young. Under canon law, both were established as societies of apostolic life by clerics under papal law who know no religious vows. While the Society of Saint Peter  is constituted as a society of secular priests, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest follows the example of secular canons, like those brought into being by St. Francis de Sales. The former are addressed as priests (fathers), the latter as canons (canons).

The Fraternity of St. Peter was founded in 1988 by a handful of former priests and seminarians of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X. Today it has two international seminaries. The General House is located in Friborg, Switzerland. The Superior General is the Pole, Father Andrzej Komorowski, Regent of the seminary of Wigratzbad is the French, Father Vincent Ribeton and of the seminary of Danton (USA) the Swiss Father, Josef Bisig.

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest was founded in 1990 by two French priests, Monsignor Gilles Wach, Canon Philippe Mora in Gabon and they were received shortly after in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence in Tuscany. Msgr. Wach is Superior General of the Institute, Kan. Mora Regent of the international seminary.

While the Society of Saint Peter has three roughly equally strong pillars, a German, a French and an English, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is a predominantly a French community. The majority of their relatives come from France or the French-speaking area. However, the Institute's vicar general is the German priest Msgr. Rudolf Michael Schmitz. Msgr. Wach was ordained a priest by Pope John Paul II, Msgr. Schmitz by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.

The lack of space can be remedied, but the lack of appeal is much more severe.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Peter Brotherhood / ICRSS (screenshots)

Trans: Tancred


Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Young Yearn for the Immemorial Mass of All Ages

by Young Catholic Girl 

Whenever I find an “petition book” in a church, I like to leaf through it. Then my gaze may get caught on a clumsy children's handwriting that simply tells us that the child went on a nice excursion with their parents and wants to share this joy. There is the elderly lady who prays for her grandchildren or people who pray for their sick parents. There is a lot of thanks to our Lord, sometimes a little cross or a few little hearts from the hands of children for God. But there is also a lot of worry and sorrow that is brought before the Lord in a few words.

I read how people tried to deal with life with the virus and the required restrictions in faith by writing and bringing their concerns to God. And in a pilgrimage church I found a very special testimony of great clarity that speaks for itself:

Sad that…

... there is hardly any trust in God (therefore such measures as no epidemic or war have ever seen before)

... people are dominated by fear (this does not come from God, but from the other one)

... even in such a holy and beautiful place there is not even a Latin Mass in the traditional Rite on Sacred Heart Fridays (quote from Pope Benedict XVI: which has never been abolished).

All God's blessings and healing in their hearts

PS I am not old. The Latin mass is sought after by young people


Trans: Tancred


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ohio congressman shows masks are unsafe.

Ohio representative Nino Vitale demonstrates how masks are unsafe.  How will his overlords silence him now? So far, they've tried to say he's an anti-semite and a racist.

Maybe call him a gun nut for his NRA rating and for teaching Concealed Carry in Ohio?

Will they say he has too many kids?
Or, say he defeated an unqualified sodomite?

The best bet is probably to get the archdiocese of Cincinnati to say he's a schismatic for preferring the TLM.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Archdiocese Denies it Owns Latin Mass Chapel Where Occult Event Was Set to Take Place

Edit: We just received an e-mail from someone associated with Santa Fe Archdiocese. Apparently, the occult event planned for that Latin Mass site has nothing to do with the Archdiocese:

The Archdiocese neither arranged for nor approved this event; indeed, we were only made aware of it this morning when e-mails came streaming in.
The Archdiocese no longer owns or directly controls the chapel of San Miguel; rather, it is now cared for by a private entity which states that there was some miscommunication with those who proposed such an event.  They assure us that the event is indeed canceled.

Blessings to you,
Fr. Glenn Jones

It’s the oldest still-standing Catholic church in the United States.
It dates back to 1598 — when it was built over an ancient sacred “kiva” (spot for Indian spiritual ceremonies).
It is the San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe.
The origiImage result for San Miguel Mission in Santa Fenal church can still be glimpsed through holes in the wall and altar floor and this place, at least to some, has more of a spiritual feeling than any other in the city.
On the altar is a statue of the Archangel Michael, who is also represented on a 400-year-old buffalo skin, and in the back, beneath a sloping choir loft, is a large bell that was imported from Spain and constructed in the 1300s.

Spirit Daily...


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jesuits Have Also Newly Discovered the Old Mass

(Washington) The Jesuits are, as elsewhere, shadow and light together. What matters is what prevails in a given time. There were Jesuits who exchanged the cross for a Kalashnikov. The Jesuit University Gonzaga University in Washington state recently denied a Catholic youth organization recognition, because it accepts only Catholics. There is complete silence about esoteric Zen-inspired and Eneagramm hunters among the Jesuits.

In the Jesuit Order’s Church of Santo Stefano in San Remo (Liguria) end of 2007, the rector of the Church, himself a Jesuit, celebrated Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite according to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, was forbidden by the Order Provincial Father Francesco Tata SJ to say any more Masses. The Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI. will not be implemented in all of the churches in Italy assisted by the Jesuit Order, said the Provincial. At the end of 2012, the American Jesuit Father Bill Brennan was suspended and prohibited the exercise of his priesthood, after the 92-year-old “concelebrated Mass" with a self-proclaimed Catholic "priestess" woman "concelebrated Mass”.

But there are good initiatives that ensure a future for the Order. In the German-speaking area there also emerged from the Jesuit Order, a New Order called The Servants of Jesus et Mariae (Servi Jesus et Mariae, SJM), which has been founded for the celebration of the Mass of Saint Pius V and its founder, Father Andreas Hönisch himself was a Jesuit. We have already reported on the conversion of the chapel of the Jesuit High School of Tampa in Florida. In July 2012, Father William V. Blazek SJ of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Order is one of 12 new priests of the Jesuit Order in the U.S. who has celebrated his first Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite.

Last Sunday, Father Robert John Araujo, SJ celebrated Holy Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite at the convent's Loyola University of Chicago, as reported by New Liturgical Movement.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
 Image: New Liturgical Movement

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