SSPX
SSPX West Coast Conference Report: Catholic Teaching on Courtship & Dating
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:56:47 +0000

This year’s SSPX West Coast Conference theme addressed the ideas of courtship and dating, and included addresses given by three priests of the Society of St. Pius X on that topic.

New Lights in the Vatican Illuminate Michelangelo's Pieta
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:00:00 +0000

The Holy See Press Office announced on October 29, 2018, that a cutting-edge lighting system has been installed to showcase Michelangelo’s Pieta in the chapel of the Vatican Basilica where it is venerated by millions of pilgrims every year.

Recently-Ordained Priests Gather in Kansas City for Annual Young Priests' Meeting
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:27:48 +0000

Archbishop Lefebvre spoke with the young men who thirsted after a priestly formation rooted in the Magisterium of the Church about a plan for a society that he might found so that, once they became priests, they could stay together.

Sanford FL Priory Celebrates Christ the King with Procession and Festival of Nations
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:00:54 +0000

“Today is the feast of Christ the King and we are feasting today too,” Fr. Marc Vernoy began his sermon. “Because when it is the feast of the King, it is the feast of all his subjects as well.”

Holy Cross Seminary Announces Next Month's Ordinations to Diaconate and Priesthood
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000

Holy Cross Seminary is pleased to announce the ceremony for the conferral of the Sacred Priesthood on Rev. Mr. John Mwangi and Deaconate on Rev. Mr. Martin Anozie on 13 December 2018.

See our official announcement.

The faithful are highly encouraged to attend this event. Below is a schedule of events. If you are considering attending, see our ordinations faq for more useful information.

Ordination Schedule

Wednesday, 12 December

  • 5:30 PM – Mass
  • 7:00 PM – Rosary
  • 8:45 PM – Compline

Thursday, 13 December

  • 6:30 AM – Prime
  • 9:00 AM – Pontifical Mass of Ordination
  • After Mass - First Blessings of Fr. Mwangi
  • Around 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 5:30 PM – Benediction
  • 8:45 PM – Compline

Friday, 14 December

  • 6:30 AM – Prime
  • 9:00 AM – Solemn High First Mass of Fr. John Mwangi in the ordination tent
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch

 

On All Saints’ Day, the SSPX Also Celebrates the Anniversary of Its Foundation
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 23:00:00 +0000

It was on November 1, 1970 that Bishop François Charrière, bishop of Geneva, Lausanne and Freiburg, canonically approved the work of priestly formation that Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre had requested.

The Synod on Young People - or the Disaster of Ageism
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:00:00 +0000

While the traditional liturgy was celebrating Christ the King of the universe, Master and Lord of all things, who reigns through the wood of the Cross and the infinite merits of His Passion, the official website of the Vatican published as headline news: “Synod Youth Thank Pope Francis with a Show in the Vatican."

History of the Liturgical Feast of All Saints’ Day
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:00:00 +0000

The feast of All Saints’ Day dates all the way back to the very first centuries of the Church. Blessed Ildefonso Schuster, OSB (1880-1954), Cardinal-Archbishop of Milan, known for his works on the liturgy, gives the following outline of the origins of this feast.

The 5 Foundresses of St. Joseph Monastery, New Mexico, Receive the Benedictine Habit
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:06:38 +0000

Since the time of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, holy siblings, there have been both male and female Benedictine monasteries often founded near to each other in memory of the closeness of the first Benedictine Family.  

Since Archbishop Lefebvre blessed the foundation of the men's Benedictine Monastery in the United States in 1991, Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, the monks have been asked countless times by young ladies, "When will there be a Benedictine convent in the USA for American girls?"  But as the years passed, despite no lack of desire and prayers and efforts, it seemed a convent would never begin.  The monks themselves were engaged in truly heroic efforts to survive and build their own monastery in the extreme hardship of a dry and unforgiving rocky terrain on an arid mountaintop in Southwest New Mexico.  So, for 25 years or so, English-speaking young ladies with a calling to join the Benedictines had no option other than to leave their homeland and culture, learn a new language, and enter a French Benedictine Convent.  This difficulty proved very hard on many. 

But years of hope and prayers and sacrifices finally bore fruit in God's time, and He chose 2018 to be the blessed year which finally saw the founding of the Monastery of St. Joseph, a Benedictine Convent for North America! It has been founded with the blessing and special patronage and charity of His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay.  In February of 2018 he personally preached the first retreat and counselled 10 young ladies who were strongly considering the Benedictine life. Five of them immediately began their postulancy, and by October 17th, were ready to take the step of becoming novices and officially the Foundresses of this American convent. Bishop Fellay had promised in February that he would come back and officiate at this ceremony, and to the delight of both communities, he was able to keep his promise.  His beautiful sermon at the Mass is below. 

Many other young ladies have been visiting during this year, and some will be joining very soon, and some have discerned with their spiritual directors that they may enter without difficulty.  

The foundresses are the fruits of the SSPX parishes and are happy to join the contemplative branch of the great work of Tradition. The Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Monastery of St. Joseph ask for your prayers for the perseverance of their vocations, and beg help to build cells for the many excellent vocations that are knocking at their doors.  

Please support them by purchasing Christmas gifts from their online giftshop, Abbey Roast Coffee, or by sending donations to: 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery (they provide for the Sisters)
142 Joseph Blane
Silver City NM 88061-9799

A Study of Collegiality at the Second Vatican Council
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 23:00:00 +0000

Fr. Nicolas Cadiet has been a professor of dogmatic theology and philosophy at the seminary of Zaitzkofen for three years. Before that, he taught dogma and liturgy at the St. Pius X Seminary in Econe for seven years.


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