a Catholic in France,
regarding our canonical status.
He alerted me to this post:
and the response made to it by
Professor Luc Perrin of the Strasbourg University.
I made the following reply to Jean-Paul:
Thank you for your kind email and your hope that our community will flower in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Thank you too for your concern and fraternal charity. Please thank Professor PERRIN on our behalf for his insights and expertise on these matters.
On Friday, 18 June, we will celebrate the second anniversary of our coming into undisputed Communion with the Holy See through his Eminence Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos. Professor PERRIN says that it is a long time to have waited without a canonical structure; a record. ("Bref deux ans sans statut, c'est à ma connaissance unique dans l'histoire des sociétés traditionnelles.")
Still, to all our friends we say that since we continue to rejoice in our decision of two years ago and have not the slightest regret for making such a good choice, and since 'patience hath a perfect work', I invite you to be glad with us this Friday, 'being confident of this very thing, that He who hath begun a good work in' us 'will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus'.(Phil. 1:6)
To Whom alone be Glory, Praise and Thanksgiving for ever.
Fr. Michael Mary
P.S. I will post this also on our blog.