Saturday, May 05, 2007

Learn the 1962 Missale Romanum

The Institute of Christ the King is also offering classical Roman rite training courses for priests or deacons who may be interested. It is good to see more of such initiatives taken up. Indeed, I would hope that any parish, society or monastery who uses this rite would start to make such available. It is a good outreach, and I think it can help show that these communities aren't insular. [Thanks to a reader for pointing this out.]


“The primary way to foster the participation of the People of God in the sacred rite is the proper celebration of the rite itself. The ars celebrandi is the best way to ensure their actuosa participatio. The ars celebrandi is the fruit of faithful adherence to the liturgical norms in all their richness...” Pope Benedict XVI, Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, 38

All seriously interested priests and deacons who would like to understand the Classical Roman Rite more fully and wish to learn its dignified celebration according to its genuine spirit are fraternally invited to contact the American Offices of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at 773-363-7409 or .

During this historical moment, we offer priests and deacons the opportunity to be introduced to the Rites of the Classical Roman Liturgy individually or in small groups while living with the Institute’s community at one of our Oratories in the United States or at our International Seminary near Florence/Italy. Thus, our fellow clergy is kindly invited to live the daily celebration of the Roman Liturgy in an atmosphere based on the spirit of faithful Romanity cherished since its beginnings by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

The demand is growing and we may have to ask for your patience. However, time frames can be adapted to the circumstances of our priestly confreres. No fee is asked, however a fraternal donation to the household of the respective community would be welcome.

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