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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Habemus Patrem!

The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer are pleased and proud to announce that today, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, the election of the Rector Major of the Congregation was held on the Holy Island of Papa Stronsay, overseen by His Lordship Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen, and that Very Rev Fr Michael Mary, F.SS.R. was elected to govern our Congregation for a further six years.  Deo Gratias et Mariæ!

The newly elected Rector Major, Very Rev. Fr Michael Mary, F.SS.R., kneels before the altar and makes the acts of Profession of Faith and Fidelity to the Church.

 Having been installed as Rector Major by the Bishop, Very Rev. Fr Michael gives the Pax (Peace) to Fr Anthony Mary, F.SS.R.

 Each member of the Congregation demonstrates their submission and fidelity to the new Rector Major by kneeling before him and placing their joined hands between his.

 The bells joyfully cry out:
Habemus Patrem!
 The members of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer currently living on Papa Stronsay, with their bishop, Dom Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B. following the installation ceremony.

Very Rev. Fr Michael Mary with the eleven voting members.

Thanks be to God for blessing His "Most Small Institute"!


Zephyrinus said...

Many Congratulations.

May you all continue to work for God
and His Church.

Deo Gratias.

Dominus Faba said...

Laus Deo semper!

Veritatem dico said...

Warmest congratulations to you all.
Well done indeed.

Our Lady, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Never were The Sons more needed than now. Thank Your Son for sending them to us.

Konstantin said...

Congratulations, Father. God bless.

Ivan Mark said...

Многая літа, літа, многая літа!
Многая літа, літа, многая літа!
Во здравіє, во спасеніє!
Многая літа!

danhesko said...

May St Alphonsus intercede for you all and bring many sons into the congregation.
Father Daniel Hesko
New Jersey USA

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