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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sharing 26,000 words of gratitude to God and spiritual joy.

Photos on the occasion
of
the clerical tonsure of Br. Martin Mary, F.SS.R.
with the seminarians
of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
Nebraska, USA.

A picture paints a thousand words.

Thus do we then present 26,000 words of
gratitude to God
and spiritual joy
upon the clerical tonsure of our confrère.

In this ceremony
Br. Martin Mary, F.SS.R. took a first step
for our whole community.

Papa Stronsay rejoices.

Special thanks to:

His Lordship Bishop Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B.
Bishop of Aberdeen.

His Lordship Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz,
Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Very Reverend Father John Berg,
Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Very Reverend Father Josef Bisig,
Rector of the Seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Lincoln, Nebraska.

Procession to the Seminary Chapel.

Candidates for the Tonsure.

Celebrant His Lordship Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz,
Bishop of Lincoln,
Nebraska.


To the right of the Bishop in cope is the
Very Reverend Fr. Josef Bisig,
Rector of the Seminary.



Br. Martin Mary stands in his religious habit
the other candidates hold the cassocks they will receive.

Having put on their the cassocks the seminarians return to the chapel.


The moment of Tonsure has arrived.

The hair is cut in on the four side of the head:
the points of the Cross.








The reception of the Surplice.




The incensing of the Gospel.


The newly tonsured offers the Pontiff a lighted candle.

The Offertory of the Mass.




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Br. Martin Mary FSSR. God bless you

My best wishes to the community-

Gladson

Ben said...

Congratulations to Brother Martin Mary on this joyful occasion.

Avila303 said...

Prayerful congratulations, Br Martin Mary! and assurances of my continued prayer for the Community.

Tom Esteban said...

Wow! Great photo's and something even greater for Br.Martin Mary and the FSsR. Congratulations; and thanks and praise be to God.

Prayers offered today for Br.Martin Mary.

inkstain said...

Congratulations to Br. Martin Mary and to the entire community!

anointedruins said...

Congratulations and best wishes to Br. Martin Mary and the FSsR.

David

Holly Hall said...

Wow, congratulations to all! May Our Lady bless you abundantly in time and in eternity!

Konstantin said...

Congratulations, Brother Martin! And what a great day for the FSSR.

God bless you!

benedict said...

My sincerest congratulations to Br Martin Mary.

I have just returned from Wigratzbad in Germany where I had the pleasure in being present at Mark's tonsuring in Lindau along with his fellow seminarians at the FSSP's European seminary.

Please pray for all entering seminary or th religious life and in especial those receiving the tonsure this year.

Fr. Francis Wadsworth said...

Many congratulations to you Br Martin and my prayers for your continued journey to th altar of God.
You must pay a visit sometime
Oremus pro invicem.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Br. Martin Mary! It seemed as good a reason as any to hit your donation button as well. (Especially since other threads had less joyous contents here and there, consider it a sign of support in that sense too).

One question remains: how does Br. Martin Mary's path progress from here? I must say that I haven't got a clear picture of all steps in the old form.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures from Nebraska! And I recognized the priest who was on the other side of Bishop Bruskiewitz: Father Benoit Guichard, FSSP! I remember him when he and other FSSP priests used to come to Upstate NY to offer the EF Mass! They don't come anymore, unfortunately; we miss them terribly!

That being said, I offer my Congratulations to Brother Martin Mary and all the other seminarians who received the Tonsure....sure were a lot of them!

Barb from NY

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