Help Support a Chapel in Honor of our Lady of Sorrows

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Our Lady of Sorrows was established in 1980 when a small group of traditionalists purchased the current church site from a Protestant denomination. Over the years, Sunday attendance has steadily grown to an average of 550 faithful.

The property is 10.8 acres. It is primarily comprised of the current Protestant-designed church, a growing K-12 Catholic school for 75 students, and a 34-room retreat house.

Retreatants come from across North America to attend one or more of fourteen retreats each year. Phoenix also annually hosts one of the two priests' retreats. More than 35 priests and usually a bishop are in attendance.

The site also has a priory, other living quarters, a large athletic field, and an orange grove.

Four priests reside at Our Lady of Sorrows. They serve the parish as well as nearby missions.

With fundraising nearing the end, I would like to promote this initiative so that a chapel may be built in honor of our Lady under the title, Our Lady of Sorrows.  Please visit the site to help them in this noble cause.


Jack Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:20:00 AM PDT  

Please be advised that Our Lady of Sorrows is under the SSPX, and hence is NOT under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, nor is it in full regular communion with the Roman Pontiff.

I sincerely pray that this latter fact changes for the better soon. The exact structure the SSPX takes when regularized is not a major issue.

Matthew Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:50:00 PM PST  

I will be going on retreat here next week - Feb 5th - 11th.

Ortho-Cath,  Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:49:00 AM PST  

I am very disappointed. The SSPX remains officially in schism. This posting and link do not belong on a Web site purporting to claim full fidelity to Holy Mother Church.

Matthew Monday, February 20, 2012 at 11:14:00 AM PST  

The SSPX are not in formal schism, even the Vatican has not said they are in schism.

The fact remains that just because someone has the title "Catholic" doesn't make them a Catholic. Is a pro-abortion politician a Catholic? What about a recent clergyman in England that had a "gay" mass? What about the dozens or hundreds of priests to say clown "masses" and turn the Mass into a circus! How is it that these are not in schism but the SSPX is instantly attacked? It is because the same liberal forces destroying all that is sacred are working against the Society and the few Catholic priests and orders standing up for what it truly means to be a Catholic.

Have you ever been to an SSPX Mass, sir? You know that I used to think like you until I saw first hand in the Novus Ordo seminary what today's NO priests are taught and how they act. How many I saw kicked out for fornication or drugs. One man was kicked out by the rector, no joke, for "being too fat". The NO seminary showed me that the NO Church is not the Catholic Faith as taught by the apostles, as preserved by the saints, and as worth us dying for.

The NO Mass today is nearly unrecognizable as a Catholic Mass. It is protestant. Go to an SSPX Mass and see the fruits of those present. What are these fruits? Prayer, Sacrifice, Reparation, Charity, etc.

By their Fruits you shall know them. Might I suggest this post:

Matthew Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:31:00 AM PDT  

The SSPX are part of the Roman Catholic Church and, in many ways, are more Catholic than the majority of "catholic" orders and institutions.

See below:

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