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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Receiving Clerical Tonsure

On Saturday 22nd October 2016, two of our Brothers, Br Seelos Maria, F.SS.R. and Br Peter Mary, F.SS.R. received the Clerical Tonsure at the Seminary of the Fraternity of St Peter in Nebraska, USA.  Tonsure was received at the hands of Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, bishop emeritus of the diocese of Lincoln, in which the seminary is.

 Our Brothers with the other seminarians who are to receive tonsure, approach the altar.

 The seminarians of the Fraternity of St Peter who are being tonsured also received their cassock in the same ceremony.  Here they kneel around the altar in preparation for Tonsure, while the bishop addresses them.

 During Tonsure, the bishop cuts the hair of each candidate in the points of the Cross.

 Br Seelos Maria, F.SS.R. receives Tonsure.

 Br Peter Mary, F.SS.R. receives Tonsure.

 Then the bishop clothes them in the Surplice of the cleric.

Br Peter Mary receives the Surplice from the bishop.

The same ceremony saw the ordination of a new priest: Fr Insco, F.SS.P.
Our Br Martin Mary, F.SS.R. kneels with another seminarian to cantor the Litany of the Saints, while the candidate for priesthood prostrates himself before the altar.

The newly Tonsured with the bishop and servers in front of the Seminary building.

Congratulations to our two Brothers on their reception of Tonsure!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! May God bless them richly for their commitment and faithfulness.

John Shone
New Zealand

Konstantin said...

Congratulations. Also hope to see Br. Martin advance to the holy priesthood soon.

umblepie said...

Sincere congratulations, prayers, and best wishes Brothers.
Brian and Margaret.

Anne B said...

Thank God for these two young men!


Truly agents of change for our Church.

Br. Bruno,<><hermit.

Jeanne Holler said...

God Bless you all. Thank you for your YES to Christ and His Church. I will remember you in prayer !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the tonsured Brothers. Are the Redemptorist brothers considering establishing a Latin Mass Chaplaincy anywhere else in the world, similar to Christchurch, now that you are ordaining more members? There are so many places that desperately need a holy priestly presence like you.

Anonymous said...


Clarence LaFuentes II
Slidell, Louisiana 70458

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