Showing posts with label Immemorial Mass of All Ages. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Immemorial Mass of All Ages. Show all posts

Friday, July 12, 2019

Archbishop of Turin Celebrates Immemorial Mass at Mercy Brothers Church


Archbishop Nosiglia prays in front of the tabernacle

(Turin) While a German bishop in June said that he "could not" allow priests of the Society of Saint Peter to celebrate Holy Mass in the traditional rite in his diocese, other bishops have less fears of contact and aversion to the Immemorial Roman Rite.
Last Sunday, July 7, the Archbishop of Turin, Msgr. Cesare Nosiglia, visited the "Church of Mercy". He participated in the Mass celebrated there in the ancient rite and gave the sermon. The visit happily coincided with the twelfth anniversary of the signing of the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum by Pope Benedict XVI.
The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, but is known to the people as the "Chiesa della Misericordia". It was established by the Archconfraternity known as John the Baptist Beheaded, simply called "Mercy,"  founded in 1578, whose mission to this day is to care for prisoners, especially to ensure their religious care.
For more than 30 years, the church has regularly celebrated the Immemorial Rite since the then archbishop, Giovanni Cardinal Saladrini, benevolently supported the implementation of the Motu proprio Ecclesia Dei, adopted in 1988 by Pope John Paul II.

Members of the Societies

Archbishop Nosiglia was received last Sunday by the church rector, Canon Francesco Saverio Venuto, and RA Alberto Tealdi, the Governor of the Archconfraternity of Mercy, along with his brothers in the fraternity habits in front of the church. Present were also representatives of other societies of the city, with whom the brotherhood maintains good contact.
The Archbishop first knelt before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer and then took part in the mass celebrated by the church rector. In his sermon, the archbishop deepened the vocation of the first disciples. He spoke about the calling to life, to faith and to holiness, the "coronation of the whole Christian life". Suddenly, the archbishop asked the faithful if they remembered the catechism of St. Pius X, why God created us. After a moment of surprised hesitation, the faithful answered in chorus with the archbishop:
"We are on earth to know God, to love and serve him and to go to heaven."
It was the first time that an archbishop of Torino participated in the Mass in the Immemorial Riter at the "Church of Mercy," as Alberto Tealdi subsequently rejoiced and gratefully acknowledged. He recalled the priests who, as rectors of the Church, made the celebration of the traditional rite over the past 30 years or 
so possible. Canon Venuto has been the third church rector in several months, celebrating in the traditional Mass.
On the occasion of the episcopal visit, the Archdiocese published a book with twelve sermons by Msgr. Renzo Savarino, one of the former church rectors, whose 60th priestly jubilee was celebrated in the church on 28 June. He is still active in the diocese commission for the Shroud.
During the public exhibition of the Sacra Sindone, the Shroud of Turin, traditional pilgrims can find a home in the Church of the Archdiocese, as of 2015.

Update from the Comment Section in Messa in Latino:

The archbishop of Turin called “Brother” Enzo Bianchi of the Bose community to give lectures for the Turin seminar for the coming year (2019/20). For those unfamiliar with Enzo Bianchi, he can be summarigzed through the concepts of Arianism, voluntarism and immorality (since he pushes towards communion for cohabitants and adulterers as well as for the union for homosexual couples). I understand the happiness that can come from seeing him celebrate Mass according to the Extraordinary Rite, but the need to highlight that this is just another hypocrisy of a fake shepherd who does not care about salus animarum, but only to get lose a bit of consensus from all the fringes of the contemporary church. Don't be fooled by the traditionalist mask that he put on

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Messa in Latino
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

New Institute of Female Religious Blooms in Vocations Desert

For the tradition-steeped Institut du Bon Pasteur (IBP), six candidates in the traditional rite will be consecrated to priests and deacons on June 29th.

(Paris) In Bordeaux, where the closing of the Archbishop's seminary has just been announced, this year's higher consecrations of the traditional Institut du Bon Pasteur will take place on the 29th of June. Recently, the Institute also started female branch.

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, the Archbishop of Bordeaux, announced a few days ago that the Archdiocesan seminary, which has been serving as an inter-diocesan seminary for several years, will be closed at the end of the current academic year. The reason for the drastic measure is the persistent lack of appeal.

Not directly related to the closure, but symbolic, is that this year's rise in ordinations will be credited to the traditional Institut du Bon Pasteur (Institute of the Good Shepherd) in Bordeaux.

On June 29, Msgr. François Bacqué will consecrate six candidates of the Institute to priests or deacons.

Msgr. Bacqué, born in 1936 like Pope Francis, is titular archbishop of Gradisca and until his retirement in 2011, he was Apostolic Nuncio in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He himself comes from Bordeaux and was ordained a priest in 1966 for this archdiocese.

The consecrations take place in the church of Saint-Eloi beginning at 9 o'clock. It is the main church of the Institute. At the same time as the consecrations, the 40th priestly jubilee of the founder and Superior General Philippe Laguérie is celebrated.

P. Laguérie emerged from the Fraternity of St. Pius X (FSSPX). The quarrel came when he began to represent sedevacant positions. He gave these up later, founded his own religious community and approached Rome again. In 2006, a year before the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, the Institut du Bon Pasteur was legally recognized as the Institute of the Apostolic Life of the Pontifical Right and returned to full unity with Rome. Since then, it has been under the authority of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which was recently incorporated by Pope Francis as a section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Last April 6, five candidates from the Institute were ordained as sub-deacons, while eleven candidates received the lower orders. Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kaumdowi, Archbishop Emeritus of Ludo and canon of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, consecrated the ordinations.

Ordination of Subdeacons last April in Courtalaine

On March 19, 2019, the feast of St. Joseph, a new branch was canonically established by the Institute in Warsaw. In Poland there are six priests of the Institute in Bialystok, Czestochowa and Warsaw.

On March 25, the first three novices of the still very young female branch of the Institute made their solemn vows. The Servantes Réparatrices de la Sainte Famille were established in Bogota in Colombia and recognized by the Archbishop there. Their charism includes tradition and the traditional form of the Roman Rite. They support the priests of the Institute through their prayer. In a special way they devote themselves to the sanctification of the family, both in prayer and in the apostolate.

On March 25, 2019, the first novices of the new female branch made solemn vows

The International Seminary Saint Vincent de Paul of the Institut du Bon Pasteur is located in Courtalain near Chartres. The female branch can be contacted via the branch of the Institute in Bogota.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Institut du Bon Pasteur (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Evil Italian Bishop Forbids Immemorial Mass — Help Comes From Unexpected Source

For ten years, the bishops of Cremona have refused to celebrate Holy Mass in the traditional form of the Roman Rite.

(Rome) The Bishop of Cremona refuses believers the Holy Mass in the traditional rite. The hostilities of the ecclesiastical hierarchy do not want to end. On the other hand, however, criticism rises from an unsuspicious side.

The pastoral theologian Msgr. Antonio Napolioni was appointed Bishop of Cremona in 2015 by Pope Francis. "The Latin Mass is discovered by sociologists but hampered by the bishops," wrote the Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (NBQ) on 2 March. This is especially true in Italy.

For ten years, believers have been asking the local bishop to allow them to celebrate Mass in the traditional rite, but in vain. The Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum does not seem to have reached Cremona.

The predecessor of the incumbent Bishop, Msgr. Dante Lafranconi, appointed by John Paul II in 2001, did not want to know anything about the "Latin Mass.” His successor does the same. The episcopal behavior of Cremona shows, according to NBQ, "that many Italian bishops have a veritable phobia against the Latin Mass."

A new attempt after the Bishop's change

After the change of bishop took place, a new group of believers made an application in the hope that now the time would finally be ripe. On March 27, 2017, the answer was given by Bishop Napolioni:

"This request was already made to my predecessor, who saw in the diocese the conditions were not met to be able to accept the request and it was therefore refused, especially due to the fact that in more than 40 years the implementation of the liturgical reform of the Council throughout Diocese was adopted in peace. "



Bishop Antonio Napolioni

The faithful tried to make the bishop understand that there are a considerable number of believers in his diocese who have this desire. This is verifiable, because the faithful sought refuge in the monastery church of the Barnabites, which is thus not directly under the episcopal jurisdiction, where a priest after the repeated rejection of the bishops declared to celebrate in the traditional rite.

The bishop was unimpressed. He affirmed his refusal and cited the Barnabite priest himself. He reproached him severely and demanded that he bend down and stop the celebrations. Otherwise, he is guilty of a break in the ecclesial community. All arguments did not help. The bishop remained inaccessible. Since he did not want to bow, the religious was banned to celebrate sine populo two weeks ago. The Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum excludes private celebrations from any restrictions. The Barnabite the. capitulated. The faithful are back without Holy Mass.

"What problems does the bishop have?"

Since Summorum Pontificum, the bishop is no longer entitled to express approval or rejection. It was like that before, but it has not worked since.

"The prevalent liturgical creativity and pastoral relativism are prevalent everywhere, but that does not seem to be a problem," says NBQ.

The believers now receive support from an unsuspicious side.

On March 6, Giovanni Battista Cardinal Re spoke up. He was , until 2000, Substitute of the Cardinal Secretary of State and then until 2010 Prefect of the Congregation
Of Bishops. Since 2017 he is Cardinal Sub-Dean. In the local newspaper La Provincia di Cremona he was "astonished by the Bishop of Cremona" and stated: "The Tridentine Mass is allowed.” He adds:

"I do not understand the reasons, but I will deepen the matter. It is celebrated all over the world. "

On March 8, a tweet by Matteo Matzuzzi followed the Vatican newspaper of the newspaper Il Foglio. The journalist also did not spare a swipe that alludes to Pope Francis' judgments:

 "I am not a visitor to Vetus Ordo Masses, but I ask myself: what problems does the Bishop of Cremona have for forbidding believers who ask him to do so, according to a rite authorized by a Pope? Who in this case is the 'rigorist',
who is guided by an ideology? "

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Nuova Bussola Quotidiana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Italian Bishops Attacking Summorum Pontificum



Benedict XVI: Some Italian bishops attack Summorum Pontificum and want to erase his pontificate.

(Rome) At the autumn plenary assembly of the Italian Bishops' Conference an attempt was made to torpedo the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI. This was reported by the traditional website Messa in Latino.

In the two Romance states bordering on the Mediterranean, Spain and Italy, there is still an understanding of close ties with Rome. It is true that in these countries, especially Spain, there were far greater concerns about the liturgical reform of 1969-70 than in the German-speaking world. 6,000 Spanish priests asked the Pope for a dispensation from the liturgical reform and permission to continue celebrating in the traditional form of the Roman rite. As Pope Paul VI.  uninterrupted, continued the liturgical reform and rejected the request, the clergy submitted obediently. Since then, tradition in these countries has found it particularly difficult to gain a foothold. Obvious "deviations" are not desired. So far in a condensed and much shortened form the historical context.

Archbishop Radaelli's attack

Archbishop Carlo Roberto Maria Radaelli of Gorizia, a canon lawyer trained at the Gregoriana, allegedly said in the plenary session of the bishops, Pope Paul VI. had abolished the Missal Romanum of Pope John XXIII. of 1962, according to which the Ecclesia Dei communities celebrate. This is the opposite of what Pope Benedict XVI. stated in the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum  and made it the law of the universal Church.

According to Radaelli, therefore, the legal premises were wrong, among those enacted by Benedict XVI. in Summorum Pontificum. The motu proprio is therefore null and void as far as the alleged continuity is concerned, that is, the continued existence of the traditional rite in the form of 1962. Summorum Pontificum was a legal nonsense and therefore the "Tridentine" liturgy was not restored legitimately. In short: According to Archbishop Radaelli, the motu proprio has no legal validity, which is why there is no "freeing" of the traditional rite, as Benedict XVI. wanted and ordered.

The Archbishop of Gorizia's remarks are the most far-reaching attack on the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum since Pope Benedict XVI's unexpected resignation. The German writer Martin Mosebach formulated the tough verdict in the spring of 2013: if anything at all about the pontificate of Benedict XVI. will remain, it will only be Summorum Pontificum. In other words, the attack on Summorum Pontificum wants the total annihilation of the pontificate of the eighth and for the time being, last German Pope.

Behind this is the desire of those bishops who are the most hostile to the traditional rite, ignoring requests from the faithful  for Mass locations, and even eliminating the Mass sites that have emerged since September 14, 2007.

The legal claims of Archbishop Radaelli can easily be refuted by reference to Paul VI.’ self-granted Indult. In the same way it can just as easily be proved that the continuity of the traditional rite was preserved, since it was always celebrated, that is, by no means abolished. Rather Radaelli's attack document the hostility that exists in parts of the Church against the traditional form of the Roman Rite and ultimately against Pope Benedict XVI. and his pontificate.

The secondaries

In addition to Radaelli, Luigi Girardi, the rector of the Institute for Pastoral Liturgy based at the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Giustina in Padua, also spoke up. Andrea Grillo, the progressive house liturgist of Pope Francis, who attacked only in June 2018 Summorum Pontificum also teaches there. The institute is a center of the liturgical "aggiornamento" and thus postconciliar liturgical experiments and aberrations.

Girardi is convinced that from the pastoral point of view Summorum Pontificum is "harmful" because it contradicts the will of the Council Fathers. According to Girardi, these would have demanded a radical change of the Missal. The opposite can be inferred from the Council Constitution Sarosanctum Concilium, as to whether the necessary consent to this were given.

The attack against Summorum Pontificum may not have happened spontaneously, as an Apulian bishop whose name is not known spoke in the same vein, and also Bishop Franco Giulio Brambilla of Novara. Brambilla belonged in 1989 to the signatories of the Italian version of the Cologne Declaration against Pope John Paul II by the moral theologian Bernhard Häring (see also: Pope Francis and Bernhard Häring).

Both Radaelli and Brambilla were raised by Benedict XVI. to their respective episcopal chairs.

"The Excellencies" who "worry" about changing traditions such as the Gloria and the Lord's Prayer - such a decision was taken at the autumn meeting, even though no one from among the people would have asked or felt a need - "but do not waste time analyzing the true reasons for the crisis of faith,” says the traditional website Messa in Latino. The introdiction by Pope Benedict XVI., however, to change the translation of the words of consecration of per multis from "for all" to "for many" has not implemented by the Italian bishops until today. Of liturgical sensitivity, or even sensitivity to the sensitivity of traditional faithful, which should be expected in bishops is little felt by the hierarchy. Even the scandal of "horrible episodes of homosexual abuse and pederasty," has not moved the majority of the bishops and on the evils of clerical homosexuality there is nothing.

"The case of the Franciscans of the Immaculate and the hatred of the traditional form of the Roman rite is a clear example of a mad frenzy of shipwrecking, trying to overturn even the few seaworthy craft in the Church instead of climbing aboard or building more." says Messa in Latino.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Picture: MiL
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

SSPX Compares the Boomer Aesthetic at Youth Synod to the Immemorial Mass

Edit: while Team Bergoglio is celebrating the ancient mysteries of 1968, a Remnant, a pious leven is celebrating the Immemorial Mass of All Ages.
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”.
The photos published leave no room for doubt as to the atmosphere: the swaying hips of young people and princes of the Church alike speak louder than words. Young people dancing and even pulling several prelates into the dance with them in a grotesque and shameful farandole.
The evening before, on Thursday, October 5, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila, published a videogram. While snapping his fingers, he thanked the young people for teaching the bishops “important lessons about humanity and about following Jesus. I hope that you are going to continue teaching us and that we elders will have something to teach you” in order to build a new Church and a better world. A sad refrain, in which the teaching Church – the bishops are the successors of the Apostles – are in thrall to – sorry, I mean ready to listen to – the “people of God”. – What room does this leave for the revealed truths that make up the deposit of the Faith and that it is the bishops’ duty to transmit?
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Consecration of New Cloister of Traditional Society of Saint Vincent Ferrer





On September 29, the consecration of the new cloister church of the Old Rite Dominican Society of Saint-Vincent Ferrier (FSVF) took place. The community also includes two German brothers.

(Paris) On September 29, the Archangel Michael's Solemnity, Archbishop Guido Pozzo consecrated the Monastery Church of the Dominican fraternité Saint-Vincent Ferrier (FSVF, Brotherhood of St. Vincent Ferrer). Subsequently, Holy Mass was first celebrated in the new church.

Blessing by Archbishop Guido PozzoBlessing by Archbishop Guido Pozzo




The Fraternitas Sancti Vincentii Ferrerii was founded in 1979 by Père Louis-Marie de Blignières and in 1988 recognized by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and canonically established papally under canon law. The Society cultivates the old Dominican Rite, as it prevailed before the liturgical reform.

The seat of the Society is the Saint-Thomas d'Aquin Monastery, which is rebuilt in Chémeré-le-Roi in Maine (Diocese of Laval) in the traditional style. In 2017, the shell of the monastery church of Our Lady of the Rosary was completed. Last Saturday, the blessing had taken place. It was undertaken by Curial Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which since 1988 has been responsible for the Old Rite communities in the Church.

Tradition: part of the new church and the new monastery




Following the consecration, the first Holy Mass was celebrated in the church. To this end, around 1,200 faithful had gathered. Prior Louis-Marie de Blignières spoke of the abbey church as "a gateway to heaven" that is "oriented to the east, to the place of the promise of our first home.”

In his homily, Msgr. Pozzo spoke about the angels, the messengers of God, and the position of the Archangel Michael in the Scriptures as defending the uniqueness of God against "the deceptions of the dragon, the ancient serpent":

"The serpent's attempt is to make people believe that God must disappear so that man can grow. God is resisting the freedom of man, and we have to get rid of God. Today, he indicates a form of even more subtle atheism, to make believe that we do not need God to be happy and to give meaning to life and the world. In reality, the dragon does not just accuse God. The apocalypse also calls him, the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them day and night before God "(Rev 12:10).




Large windows to the east, the "place of promise", after their installation

Who let God disappear from the life of man does not let man grow thereby, but takes away his dignity. According to the scriptures, the other task of the Archangel Michael is to protect the people of God and to watch over him. It must be protected from seduction, it must be helped to find the joy of faith and to distinguish right from wrong, to accept the good and reject the evil.

"Our Church needs the guidance, support and protection of the Archangel Michael so that she will not be beaten by the winds and storms of spiritual error and confusion in teaching that are prevalent today, even in ecclesial communion."

At the same time, the Curial Archbishop called those present, to pray the prayer to the Archangel Michael
written in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII. and prayed until the liturgical reform at the end of Holy Mass. According to Monsignor Pozzo, Pope John Paul II, in 1994, called for this prayer every day as part of the International Year of the Family to defeat the forces of darkness and evil in the world.

Feast of St. Dominic in the Friary (2018)




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Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: FSVF
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Seminarians of Paris Get to Know Immemorial Mass of All Ages

Seminarians of the seminary of Paris decided in their vast majority to want to know the Immemorial Mass of All Ages
(Paris) 80 seminarians of the Archdiocese of Paris have recently attended Holy Mass in the traditional form of the Roman Rite on February 2nd, at the Feast of Candlemass.
 
At the feast of Jesus in Templo and Purificatio Mariae, an unprecedented event took place in Paris. The Archdiocesan Seminary of Paris is the largest diocesan seminary in France. On 1 February, the seminarians attended an educational day at which they were introduced to the traditional [real] form of the Roman Rite in the Parisian church of Saint Eugène-Sainte Cecile by the priests working there, the canon lawyers Abbé Marc Guelfucci and Abbé Éric Iborra. Saint Eugène-Sainte Cecile is a parish of the Archdiocese of Paris. Both priests teach at the same time as professors at the archdiocesan seminary.
Holy Mass at the Feast of Candlemass  
The Abbot of the old ritual Benedictine monastery of Le Barroux, Dom Louis-Marie de Geyer d'Orth, then celebrated with the seminarians in the church of Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, dedicated to the French King Louis the Saint, at Holy Mass in the so-called extraordinary form, as Pope Benedict XVI. explained it in the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum .
 
After decades of harsh rejection and exclusion of the traditional rite, especially in France, where the intra-Church conflict was particularly marked by a strong traditionalist movement, there are signs of rapprochement. This is also evident from the fact that it was the seminarians who, in their absolute majority in the academic year 2017/2018, wanted to study the traditional form of the Roman Rite and the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, although, according to Corrispondenza Romana, it was not due to attempts by the diocesan authorities who had failed in the formation of priests to dissuade them.
"The reality is different, and tells of a renewal of the Church, in France and elsewhere, thanks to the traditional orders and communities that attract vocations and now also attract the attention of the future diocesan clergy."
The Benedictine abbey Le Barroux, from which the celebrant was called, goes back to a foundation of Dom Gerard Calvet (1927-2008). The Benedictine rejected the liturgical reform of 1969/1970 as a serious break with tradition and returned as a hermit in the French Alps. After companions joined him, he began in 1978 in Le Barroux with the construction of the monastery.
 
He maintained close relations with the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Archbishop Marcel, but this did not follow in 1988 on the path of episcopal ordinations not permitted by Rome. He broke the link with the Society of Pius and accepted the offer of the Holy See for reconciliation. His old rite community was canonically recognized by Rome, followed in 1989 by Calvet's deference. Dom Louis-Marie de Geyer d'Orth has been the second abbot of Le Barroux since 2003.

Although the seminary of the Archdiocese of Paris is the largest diocesan seminary in France, the largest seminary in the country, with more than 100 seminarians, is that of the Saint Martin Community, where, in contrast to the diocesan seminaries, the seminarians as in the seminaries of tradition, wear the cassock (vestis talaris).
 
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Riposte Catholique / Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Blessing and Resettlement of a New Benedictine Cloister Reichenstein

The Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Reichenstein: Saturday will see the re-settlement of a former cloister by a Society of Tradition
On the following Saturday, October 14, the consecration and settlement of the monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place in Reichenstein. While monasteries are being closed elsewhere because of the lack of vocations, a new monastery is being moved into Monschau by traditional Benedictine monks.
Monschau is located in the Eifel south of Aachen and borders directly on the territory of the German-speaking community in Belgium (Eupen).
In 2007, the German District Superior of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, Father Franz Schmidberger, announced the intention to found a traditional Benedictine monastery on German soil in which the sacred liturgy will be celebrated in the Immemorial Mass of All Ages. In 2008, after the purchase of the historical monastery by the St. Benedict Society, the key handover of Reichenstein to the Benedictine monks took place.

After 200 years of revival of an old monastery


Church with new monastery buildings and cloister

In the 11th century, the counts of Limburg had erected Richwinstein Castle on a hill on the upper Rur. Having ascended to dukes, they donated the castle in 1131 to the Premonstratensian Order, which had just been founded by St. Norbert of Xanten. The castle was converted into a double monastery, as was customary in the early days of the Order. When this practice was abandoned, the Premonstratensians, Choir Nuns, remained in Reichenstein. Since 1487 it was then a principal choir house. The buildings, including the monastery church, originated in their present form in the late 17th century.
When in 1794, the French revolutionaries occupied Germany on the left bank of the Rhine, the conquest of the Premonstratensian monastery also began its decline. In 1802 Napoleon Bonaparte, in the course of secularization, abolished the monastery together with many other monasteries.
After several changes of ownership, the lawyer Ernst Wilhelm Handschumacher, the Grand Officer of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher, bought the former monastery together with his wife Helma in 1973 and renovated the complex in the 1970s. It was the couple's endeavor that the buildings be returned to their original purpose.
The twelve monks who will settle the monastery next Saturday, come from the Benedictine monastery of Notre-Dame de Bellaigue, built in 2001, connected to the Society of St. Pius XThe monks speak of the "reawakening of the monastery". In 2009, Dom Matthäus Haynos, the priest of the convent in Bellaigue, was given the name of the monastery church and celebrated the first Holy Mass by a new priest of the monastery. To this end, it had been re-established with a neo-Gothic high-altar with a statue of the Immaculate.
Bellaigue is a subsidiary of the Benedictine monastery Santa Cruz in Brazil. The first four monks came to France in 1999. After ten years, 25 monks were already living in the Auvergne, so a daughter-foundation could be established. For several years, a Benedictine convent has been built, a few kilometers from Bellaigue.
For years there have been urgently needed renovations in Reichenstein, as well as modifications and new buildings. The monks will supply their own heating with 36 hectares of forest belonging to them. The construction of the new cloister was started in 2015. 2017 saw establishment of a provisional central chapel. It will serve the monastic community in the coming four years for the liturgy "in order to be able to reconstruct the monastery church into the central, worthy and sacred space of the entire monastery."
This coming Saturday, Reichenstein will be officially established as a subsidiary of the monastery of Bellaique and be populated by a monastic community.

The program

At 9.45 o'clock Terce and then consecration of the monastery.
At 10:30 am Solemn High Mass in honor of the patroness of the monastery, the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
At 12.30 pm, Sext with welcome and luncheon for the faithful gathering to celebrate this memorable day with the Benedictines.
At 2.30 pm None and then coffee and cake.
At 4 pm Vespers and Sacraments.
At 5 pm, is the establishment of the cloister with the main gate closed.
The Society of St. Benedictwhich is legally responsible for the repair of the buildings, regularly informs about the developments and the progress of the construction work with the "Monastery News." They will be occupied with the young monastic community for several years, as the actual monastery with cloister must be rebuilt (see plan).
"We want to build a school for the Lord's ministry. Everything without exception is to be done in this monastery for the glory of God, so that in all God God may be glorified."
This is how Br. Bernhard OSB writes in the latest edition of the "Klosternnachrichten."
Since 1 October 2017 Holy Mass in Reichenstein has been celebrated every day on workdays, Feast Days, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:20 am and 11:15 am in the Immemorial Roman Rite.
All of the faithful are invited to blessing and settlement of the monastery on 14 October.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: kloster-reichenstein.de (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches....
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Abbé Claude Barthe: "The Restoration  Begun by Summorum Pontificum is Irreversible"


"We can say today that the restoration of the liturgy begun in the Church by Summorum Pontificum is irreversible."

Abbé Claude Barthe, spiritual assistant to the international pilgrimage, Populus Summorum Pontificum, said this in his greeting to Archbishop of Curia, Georg Gänswein, who celebrated the Vespers at the feast of the Crucifixion in the traditional form of the Roman Rite on the evening of 14 September 2017 in the Roman church of San Marco al Campidoglio.

Pope Francis had also used the word "irreversible" (irreversible). Without mentioning him, Abbé Barthe answered the Pope, who had said on 24 August, "We can safely and with dumb authority confirm that the liturgical form is irreversible."

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Riposte Catholique

Monday, September 18, 2017

Auxiliary Bishop Dick: "The Aversion to the Old Rite is so Strong That it Can Not be Celebrated at All"



"Communion of Saint Catherine of Sienna" by Domenico Beccafumi (1520)

"In practice, however, the aversion to the form of the old rite is so strong that it can not be celebrated at all. Here the Pope's intention was not taken up."
Msgr. Klaus Dick, auxiliary bishop of Cologne, in an interview of the Tagespost for the 10th anniversary of the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum and its implementation in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Image: Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Poll: Most Committed Polish Would Attend Immemorial Mass of All Ages If Given the Opportunity

Edit: just received this poll result from Una Voce Miami.

Ten years after the motu proprio, we have decided to complete our 2009-2011 European survey campaign regarding the reception of Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio. This campaign covered the continent's principal Catholic countries, whether in the wake of papal visits (Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain) or at the request of our local partners. However, it had overlooked the highest-ranking country in terms of Church vitality: Poland. We therefore decided that the time had come to survey the country of Pope John Paul II.

Rather than commissioning a survey from a commercial institute, we followed the advice of Una Voce Poland and turned to the Institute for Catholic Church Statistics (ISKK). It was founded in 1972 by the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (the Pallottines) and works for the Polish Bishops’ Conference. The institute’s Catholic character means that the survey was taken directly on a group made up of committed Catholics (1) which gives this poll an original importance since it deals only with practicing Catholics. After gathering over 800 responses, they selected 635 that matched the distribution of committed Catholics in the Polish population.


I - THE RESULTS

Survey conducted by the ISKK (Institute for Catholic Church Statistics) from May 13 to June 4, 2017. Online panel method on a cross section of 635 committed Catholics. (1)

> 1: Do you go to Mass? (1)
Every Sunday and holy day: 93.6%
Nearly every Sunday: 5.8%
Once a month: 0.6%

> 2: In July 2007 Pope Benedict XVI said that the Mass could be celebrated both in its modern form, termed “ordina ry” or “of Paul VI”—with the priest facing the people—and also in its traditional form, termed “extraordinary” or “Tridentine”—in Latin, the priest facing the tabernacle. Were you aware of this?
Yes: 89.5%
No: 6.9%
No answer: 3.6%

> 3: What is your opinion of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (in Latin and facing the tabernacle)? (Note: the total is above 100% because the pollster allowed multiple answers)
It is an expression of fidelity to the Church’s tradition: 49.9%
It is something normal: 37.3%
It does not correspond to contemporary culture: 17.6%
It is a strange practice: 4.2%
Other: 16.7%
Hard to say: 12.1%

> 4: If the older Mass were celebrated (in Latin and facing the tabernacle) in YOUR parish, would you attend?
Weekly: 28.9%
Once in a while: 51.6%

Never: 15.1%
Hard to say: 4.4%

II - JUST LIKE EVERYWHERE ELSE . . .

Polish Catholicism, a leaven of victorious resistance to Communist dictatorship, went through a triumphant era in the late 20th century. From a doctrinal and liturgical point of view, it was less exposed to the “Springtime of the Council” and its abuses. Even today, Gregorian chant and Communion on the tongue remain the norm in most of the country’s parishes.

In this rather conservative and isolated context, it is interesting to note that the extraordinary form —so often presented as a reaction to abuse— would draw one worshipper in four every Sunday if it were part and parcel of ordinary parish life. A result that corresponds to the average found in the other countries (19% in France in 2008; 25% i n Germany in 2010; 27.4% in Spain in 2011; etc.).

III - PAIX LITURGIQUE'S DETAILED COMMENTARY

1) The Poles are aware of the extraordinary form’s legitimacy

In Poland, nine committed Catholics (1) in ten know that the extraordinary form has full citizenship in the Church. This is a very high result. Besides the fact that it seems normal for committed Catholics to be informed on the different aspects of the life of the Church, one may also think that after ten years knowledge of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio has made some headway: in the first place through local word-of-mouth, then through the place that the extraordinary form has on social networks, and also thanks to the work of associations such as Una Voce Poland that organize lectures, ceremonies, and pilgrimages to promote the Latin and Gregorian liturgy.

2) A Catholicism preserved from the liturgical wars

The answer to question #3, which was slightly modified by the ISKK pollsters as compared to our usual item (2), brings out the fact that only one in 25 committed Catholics sees the older liturgy as a “strange practice.” Furthermore, less than one in five (17.6) considers that it does not conform to contemporary culture. In any event one may imagine that for some this answer is not a negative, since it only notes the incapacity of the contemporary world to make room for tradition.

On the other hand, the fact that one committed Catholic in two sees the extraordinary form as “an expression of fidelity to the Church’s tradition” is unambiguous. This survey therefore shows us the face of a church which, while it certainly has suffered along with the whole Church from the break imposed by the liturgical reform, nevertheless has by and large remained immune to a “progressive” opposition against the older liturgy as well as to the rupture that has harmed, and continues to harm, our Western European churches. 

3) 8 Polish Catholics in 10 . . . 

. . . would gladly attend the extraordinary form if it were celebrated in their parish: 28.9% would prefer to do so and 51.6% would do so once in a while. The close to 30% of Massgoers who would attend the traditional Mass every Sunday if it were celebrated conveniently in their parish (19% in France in 2008, 40% in Italy, 25% in Germany, etc.) shows the true weight of the extraordinary form. This again confirms the existence of a vast silent mass (at least one in four Catholics) that aspires to more sacrality and solemnity in its liturgical and spiritual life. Only 15% of practicing Polish Catholics express no attraction to the extraordinary form, which leaves a great field for the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum to make its way, patiently, among that country’s parishes.

4) The scientific confirmation of all our earlier surveys

The fact that, thanks to the ISKK’s specific competency, this Polish survey bears only on practicing Catholics makes it a reliable benchmark for analyzing the results of our earlier national surveys. All of our other surveys targeted Catholics generally, i.e. both Massgoers and non; at our request the polling institutes highlighted the answers specific to practicing Catholics. Because of the dramatic drop in even monthly Mass attendance among West European Catholics, however, the samples of Massgoers might be considered too small to be fully representative.

In reality, scientists are well aware that the more samples are numerous, the more the statistics are reliable. The consistency of the results obtained in the seven countries of our earlier surveys —France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Spain— was already a significant statistical element. Their agreement with the results of the Polish survey, obtained from a cross section exclusively made up of practicing Catholics, strongly confirms their validity.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

First Priestly Ordination in the Immemorial Mass in Nigeria Since Liturgical Reform

(Abuja) On 15 August, the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary a first Mass was celebrated in Nigeria in the Immemorial Roman Rite.


Plan of the Church of Our Lady of the Perpetual Help of Umuaka

Monsignor Gregory Ochiaga, the emeritus bishop of Orlu ordained Deacon Charles Ike from the Priestly Society of St. Peter to the priesthood. The priestly ordination took place in the parish of Enneemaka of Umuaka, which is supervised by the Society of St. Peter. Umuaka is located in the state of Imo.
Nne Enyemaka is Igbo, the language of the people of the same name who live in southeast of Nigeria, and stands for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. A copy of the Roman image is revered in the parish church built by the Society of Peter. The construction work is still ongoing.
The parish was established by the incumbent Bishop of Orlu, Augustine Uwuoma as a personal parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
It is the first priestly ordination in the Immemorial Roman Rite, which has been offered in Nigeria since the liturgical reform of 1969/1970.
If you are interested in the church building project, you can find information on fsspnigeria.org.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: fsspnigeria.org
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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