Wednesday, March 07, 2007

FSSP - Confraternity of Saint Peter

For those interested, the FSSP have recently started a new Confraternity of Saint Peter.

What is the Confraternity of Saint Peter?

It is a society which gathers those who feel close to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and who wish to support its charism through prayers and sacrifices.

Thus the Confraternity contributes to the service of the Church, through supporting numerous vocations, the sanctification of priests and their pastoral endeavours.

What does a member of the Confraternity of Saint Peter do?

Members commit themselves to

- every day: 1) pray one decade of the holy rosary for the sanctification of our priests and for our priestly vocations, 2) and recite the Prayer of the Confraternity;

- every year: 3) have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered once for these intentions.

Further to this, some may also be interested in this communique from the FSSP:

Communiqué: 20th anniversary in Rome

In Rome on Saturday 18 October 2008, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and all its friends will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of our foundation (cf Roman decree of October 18, 1988, erecting the FSSP as a clerical society of apostolic life of pontifical right.

All lay and consecrated persons who wish to associate with that event are cordially invited. With very many families, with groups of young people and adults, it will be the occasion to give thanks to the Lord, to his Most Holy Mother and to our patron the Apostle Saint Peter for our many vocations and for our services to souls in tens of dioceses on several continents. We will also express our gratitude to the Holy Father and to those who have encouraged our young Fraternity since its foundation. Although not all our 318 members (statistics as of 15.XII.2006) will be able to come, as some will have to supply in our parishes, still a very great number of our priests and seminarians from the whole world are awaited.

The gathering will begin on Saturday morning October 18, 2008 and will finish on Sunday afternoon October 19, 2008. The program, currently in progress, will offer one or more pontifical Masses, one or more meals taken in common with all the faithful present, a conference and vespers with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Buses will be organized starting from various European countries, while groups of overseas pilgrims will be constituted.

In advance we cordially thank all those who will be able to pray for the preparation and the fruitful happening of this event, an important stake in the history of our priestly Fraternity at the service of all the Church.

Assuring you of our faithful prayer,

Rev. Fr. Armand de Malleray,
Gen. Sec. FSSP

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