A very nice video on the FSSP April 17, 2013Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Latin Mass, Liturgy, priests, religious, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
Or, specifically Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, NE. Fraternitas Sacredotalis Sancti Petri , is, of course, the international order of priests who offer the Traditional Latin Mass and all the other Sacraments in accord with the pre-VII rites. They are the largest of such orders in fully regular canonical status with the Church. We have been very blessed, in this Diocese, to have had an FSSP chapel or parish for 22 years. Ours is one of the oldest FSSP communities in the United States, if not the oldest. Mater Dei is also now the largest FSSP parish in the world in terms of number of souls who assist at Mass and who are registered as members – nearly 1,000, and growing rapidly.
The Fraternity has many, many outstanding requests from dioceses in North America to fill a standing need for Traditional Latin Mass parishes where presently none exist, or there is inadequate “coverage.” They also have to turn away many men from their seminary due to lack of space. Their chief limiting factor at this time is funding. If they had more funds to hire more staff and expand the physical plant of the seminary, more priests could be trained and more dioceses could have not just Masses, which are the heart of all the Church does, but all the elements of Tradition that come from these exceedingly well trained, faithful, and orthodox priests. I can say that while the TLM is a gift beyond treasure and such an infinite source of Grace and edification, but having all the other aspects of traditional Catholic community are also immensely important and beneficial. It is like a little slice of Heaven.
You can donate to the FSSP here to help them train more seminarians, open more chapels and parishes, and fund more priests! Such is a wonderful corporal and spiritual work of mercy!