Thanks be to God, on Saturday 22nd June, Archbishop Pozzo ordained Fr Yousef Marie, F.SS.R. and Fr. Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. to the sacred priesthood in the Church of the Fraternity of St Peter, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome. It was a wonderful day and we are truly thankful to God and His Holy Mother, and to all of our friends and benefactors as well as to the Fraternity of St Peter.
Our deacons had the privilege of joining Massimo Botta, F.S.S.P. for ordination.
The deacons lie prostrate during the singing of the Litany of the Saints.
The imposition of hands.
Once the ordaining bishop has imposed hands upon those to be ordained, all the priests who are present do so also.
Receiving the chasuble which, for the moment, remains folded at the back.
The anointing of the hands.
The hands of the priests, once anointed, are bound together. The manutergium (Linen band) is kept by the priest, and used to join the hands of his mother after death when she is buried.
The tradition of the instruments.
The chasuble is unfolded fully.
After the ceremony. Left to Right the priests are: Fr Yousef Marie, F.SS.R., Fr Massimo Botta, F.S.S.P., Fr Magdala Maria, F.SS.R.
Fr Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. gives his first blessing to his mother and Father who came all the way from Australia to be here for this great occasion.
Father here gives his first blessing to Fr. Anthony Mary, F.SS.R.
The new priests of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer give each other their first blessing.
The newly ordained priests with members of their families.
First Mass photos to come.