38 Receive Cassock on February 2nd from the SSPX

Sunday, February 05, 2017

On the Feast of the purification each year, men who are discerning their vocation receive the cassock: this year 38 men in 3 seminaries.
On February 2, 2017, the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais gave the cassock to 17 seminarians: 14 Americans, one Dominican, one Mexican and one Canadian. 

See the photo gallery from this ceremony

Those seminarians enrolled in the Year of Spirituality (first year) received the cassock, and those seminarians in the Year of First Philosophy (second year of studies) received the clerical tonsure. In the Society of St. Pius X, the present custom is to receive the cassock one year before becoming a cleric. 

The same day, at the Séminaire Saint-Vianney Flavigny in France, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, gave the cassock To 14 seminarians: 12 French, 1 Swiss, 1 British. In his sermon he recalled what the ecclesiastical habit represented: renunciation of the world and its individualism, destructive of authority, and obedience.

Finally, in Germany, at the Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta gave the clerical habit to 7 seminarians, giving a grand total worldwide in the SSPX on this date to 38 men.

(Sources: FSSPX / Flavigny / Dillwyn / Zaitzkofen - DICI of 03/02/17)

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Father Jason Barone's First Mass Highlight Video

Sunday, January 15, 2017

We evangelize most effectively when we present the timeless truth and beauty of Catholicism. As important as it is to teach others about the faith, even more importantly we must show them the faith. There is nothing more beautiful to behold, nothing more worthy of our time and participation, than the beautiful Catholic Mass.

The [above] video features highlights from the First Mass of Thanksgiving for Father Jason Barone of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina. Following his ordination in June 2012, Fr. Barone chose to offer a Solemn High Mass at the outset of his priestly ministry.

Photographed by Brent Hohman and the team at Momentum Studio, this video remains to date one of the best visual presentations of a Traditional Latin Mass that I have ever seen.

Now consider this: the average situation comedy on television today, minus commercials, runs approximately 22 minutes. The video below is only 18 minutes in length; time well spent.

As many of the faithful still have little opportunity to see such a beautiful liturgy in person, videos such as this become even more important to share.

This is our faith. This is our tradition. This is our beautiful Catholic Mass.

Source: Liturgy Guy

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Oblates of the Virgin Mary Announce 2017 "Come and See" Retreats

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

October 26 - 30, January 18 - 22, 2017 (With Seminar on Ignatian Prayer by Fr Timothy Gallagher OMV), March 15 - 19, April 11 - 16 (Holy Week),

Come and Visit the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Boston. Learn about our Ignatian Charism, love for Mercy, Mary and Fidelity to the Church. A five day visit for discerning men from 18 - 35 years old to experience our formation, community life, prayer, education, apostolates and much more. Please inquire about other dates. Hearing from others how God has guided them is a blessing, and lets you know that you are not alone in your own journey of discernment! Contact Father Jeremy Paulin OMV at jpaulin@omvusa.org or 617-869-2429 for more information.

The event is on Facebook.  Also, please see www.omvusa.org

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Missionary Sisters of Jesus and Mary: November 2016 Religious Professions

Sunday, December 18, 2016

This 21st November 2016 was a special day for the Society of St Pius X in Kenya. Five young ladies, originally from Uganda, Switzerland, and France received their religious habit, while Sister Mary Josephine, from Nigeria, pronounced her first religious vows.

Several priests came to attend the ceremony in Nairobi. Fathers Schreiber, Rostand, and Stephan Pflüger came from Switzerland. Father Pius Nanthambwe came from Nigeria, and Father Prudent Balou from Gabon.

Now the congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus and Mary have 7 professed Sisters, 8 novices, and 2 postulants.

Story & Image Source: SSPX.org

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4 SSPX Priests Ordained; Total Reaches 613

At Holy Cross Seminary in Goulburn, Australia, Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais ordained three priests on Thursday, December 15, 2016: two Americans and one Australian.

At Our Lady Co-Redemptrix Seminary in La Reja, Argentina, Bishop Bernard Fellay will ordain a Brazilian priest on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

In total, 2016 has seen 23 new priests ordained for the SSPX, bringing the total up to 613 who are aided by 117 brothers and 79 oblate sisters. In its six seminaries across the world, 215 young men, as well as 40 pre-seminarians, were registered at the beginning of the academic year.

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2 Priests and 8 Seminarians Profess Engagements to the SSPX

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The website of the SSPX reports this joyous news:
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) is the day reserved for when the clerics of the Society of St. Pius X make their engagements to their religious family. This year was no exception, with 2 priests of the United States District making their perpetual engagements: Fr. Jonathan Loop and Fr. Gagnon. 

Additionally, one other priest, Fr. Therasian Xavier, from the District of Asia, was warmly welcomed to the seminary to make his engagement. Father was ordained in Winona in 2011.  His first assignment was Palayamkottai, India, and he has been there ever since.  He was made prior in 2015. 

Finally, we received the joyful news that 8 seminarians made their first engagements this year: Maurizio Balestra, Phillip Delallo, Patrick Dvorak, James Hewko, Joseph Horak, Michael Marcopolus, Edward Simmerer, and Jonathan Steele.
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Anointed: 20 Minute Video on the Priesthood by Fr. Anthony Mary FSSR

Sunday, October 02, 2016


Twenty Five Years a Priest of the Traditional Latin Mass. Father Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. shares some thoughts on his life as a Religious Priest.  Deo Gratias!  Please say a prayer today for Fr. Anthony Mary and his Order.

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Inspiring Video: Nuns taking the Veil (1963)

Saturday, October 01, 2016

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New Brothers for the Society of St. Pius X

It is traditionally on the feast of St. Michael that the Brothers of the Society of St. Pius X pronounce their vows by which they are consecrated to God.

The ceremony of the vows is always preceded by a week of retreat where all the brothers get together. This year, their retreat took place at our retreat center in Los Gatos and the ceremony of vows at St. Thomas More church in San Jose, CA. Today, four novices made their first profession: Brs. Christopher, Paul-Mary, Simon, and George. This brings the number of SSPX brothers in the USA to 19, 119 worldwide.

On the day of his profession, the novice, after invoking the most holy Trinity, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, “before God and the Church,” consecrates himself to God for three years in the religious life by the vows of obedience, poverty, and chastity, according to the statutes of the Society of St. Pius X.

After these three years of annual vows and another period of six years, the brothers take their final vows.

Two brothers made their perpetual profession today: Br. Louis (Le Ray) and Br. Anthony (Hewko), who both reside in St. Ignatius Retreat House in Ridgefield, CT. The ceremony of the vows took place during the Solemn High Mass, at the offertory, in front of the opened tabernacle. Present at the ceremony were Fr. Jürgen Wegner, Superior of District; Fr. Yves Le Roux, Rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary; Fr. Thomas Asher, Prior at Los Gatos; and Fr. Kenneth Dean, Novice Master. Fr. Patrick Crane preached the retreat and assisted to the ceremonies, as well as the other resident priests of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Retreat House: Frs. David Nichols, William Kimball and Christopher Petersen.

On the eve of the feast, September 28, two postulants became novices: Nicolas Brown took the new name of Br. Nathanael and Thomas Crouse became Br. Ignatius. They now wear the brother's habit: cassock and narrow cincture of black cloth without a sash. They received also a crucifix, the “sign of the Passion of Jesus Christ, so that it may be for you the foundation of the faith, a defense against adversity, and the everlasting standard of victory.” (Brothers’ Ceremonial – SSPX Statutes) They will have a complete full year of novitiate before being able to pronounce their religious vows.

The specific aim of the brothers in the Society is to assist the priests in all their duties, not by wishing to take their place in the priestly function but by facilitating their apostolic task in many ways. This can be by relieving them of material jobs, such as: bursar, practical works in the rectory or seminary, like gardening, cooking, upkeep of the buildings, care of the library, secretarial work, etc. Or it can be through a more direct participation in the apostolate, such as: responsibility for the church, choir master, catechism classes, organist, or helping out in a primary school. In the missions, this could also be the construction of buildings, or teaching in a trade school.“
  
In the Fall, the new postulants will enter in our Novitiate which has its own rules and schedule within the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary. This year, we are happy to expect up to five postulants. During the postulancy time, the postulants are initiated to the spiritual life and they show their aptitudes for the life of brother in the Society of St. Pius X.

Source: SSPX

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Help Casey Study for the Priesthood

Sunday, August 21, 2016

In your generosity, please consider financially supporting (but at least prayerfully supporting) Casey who is preparing to enter the seminary for the Institute of Christ the King.


Since being confirmed into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church in 2014, I have felt called to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ.  After seriously discerning for more than two years, I sought to continue following Our Lord's path and thus have been accepted into the pre-formation program of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.  Because this religious congregation lacks a significant income for supporting its seminarians, it is important to raise this tuition on my own. 

Most importantly, I beg for your prayers to Our Lord and Our Lady as I seek to do His Holy Will in my life.  I would also ask for you to prayerfully consider sponsoring this journey of mine through a donation of any monetary amount.  My first year as a candidate will cost approximately $9,200 (including health insurance).

May the Infant King, through the intercession of Our Lady of Confidence and St. Gerard Majella, reign forever in your heart.

-Casey Grant Gerard Burns JMJ
You can learn more and donate at https://www.youcaring.com/casey-burns-594607 

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