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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Decree of Erection



Text of the above Document.


Decree of erection
Of a
Religious institute of diocesan right



The Papa Stronsay community known as the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer was founded on 2nd August 1988 residing on the Isle of Sheppey in England.  In 1994 they moved to Joinville in France and from there in 1999 came to their present location on the Isle of Papa Stronsay within the archipelago of the Orkney Isles.

In 2008 in response to the Apostolic Letter, Summorum Pontificum, of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, given Motu Proprio at St Peter’s on 7th July 2007, three priests of the community sought regularisation of their situation and a majority of the community signed a Formula of Adherence, which ended the schismatic state and brought them into full communion with the Catholic Church.

In September 2011, I as Bishop of Aberdeen and accompanied by Rev. Stuart P. Chalmers, Vicar General of the Diocese, made a pastoral visit to the community.  After further consultation with the Holy See it was agreed to begin the course of action leading to the canonical recognition of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer.

Beginning on 23rd April 2012 a Canonical Visitation took place undertaken by myself as Bishop of Aberdeen and accompanied by Dom Benedict Hardy, O.S.B. Prior of the Abbey of Pluscarden; the results of which were duly reported to Cardinal William Levada President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.  Consequently, in accord with the letter dated 12th June 2012, Prot. N. 27/2006, from Mons Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and after consulting the Council of Priests of the diocese of Aberdeen:

I, Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B, by the grace of God Bishop of Aberdeen, decree that the community known as the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, be erected as a Religious Institute of Diocesan right in accordance with c 579 of the Code of Canon Law 1983.  The Institute will be subject to all other applicable norms of the said code and governed by the statutes of the said community previously approved by the Holy See.

Given this day 15th August in the year of Our Lord 2012

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Rt Rev. Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B.
Bishop of Aberdeen

Prot No. 01/2012 L.S.
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Rev. Deacon John J. Wire
Chancellor



20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Together in Christ! Amen

Trisagion said...

Te Deum laudamus, Te Dominum confitetur...et reliqua

thetimman said...

Deo Gratias!

MH said...

DEO GRATIAS ET MARIAE! I hope this will be the blessing for the whole Church.

Brian P. said...

This is wonderful news. Years of patience and prayer rewarded. Please be assured that your joy is shared by the faithful around the world. I cannot wait for pictures and may I humbly suggest video for the ceremony next week?

marion Banks-Wilkinson said...

Welcome Home! Dear Brothers your comunity is one of the essential places of Prayer so badly needed in this world. God Bless your work and Our Lady place you in Her protection.

Henri Adam de Villiers said...

Deo gratias!
A beautiful news in this great feast of Assumption!

inkstain said...

Words cannot express how happy I am for you all!

God is wondrous in His gifts. Praise be to God!

David S. said...

Deo Gratias! I am so very happy for you, and wish you every grace and blessing.

Peter Simpson said...

This is splendid news - I thank God for the humble patience you have shown.

Barb in NY said...

Deo Gratias! Laudate Mariam!

This is so wonderful to read! At last, at last indeed!

What a wonderful gift that Our Lady gave to all of you on Papa Stronsay! Congratulations, Fathers and Brothers!

And HUGE KUDOS to His Excellency of Aberdeen for his gracious permission!

Barb in NY

umblepie said...

Great news! Deo Gratias!
Congratulations, prayers, and best wishes for all the FSSR Community, and a special word of gratitude to His Lordship, Rt.Rev. Hugh Gilbert OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen. May our Blessed Lady, whose feast-day it is today, guide and protect the FSSR Community, now and forever.

Neil Addison said...

Congratulations once again and a (typical lawyers) Technical question. How does your new status as a Religious Institute of Diocesan right affect the status and operation of your New Zealand Monastery.

Does that require a separate Diocesan Status in New Zealand or simply permission from the local Bishop for an Institute from Aberdeen Diocese to operate in his Diocese ?

I am simply curious but, like everyone else, delighted for you all

davidforster said...

Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honore beatae Mariae Virginis: de cujus Assumptione gaudent Angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei.

Philip Gerard Johnson said...

wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Little did we know 30 years ago that young greg sims at hofbauer house in christchurch would be in the position he is in today..........best wishes to the community ray taylor

Joshua said...

Congratulations! Te Deum laudamus!

Londiniensis said...

Congratulations. God be praised!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news and on such a special feast too.Your patience and prayers have been rewarded. Deo Gratias and very best wishes to you all

Anonymous said...

Deus vult! Deo gratias!
A splendid day, Fathers, God bless you for the holy patience and sanctity you have shown and for all your evident virtues. An inspiration to all of us poor sinners.

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