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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Another House of God, and Gate of Heaven

On Saturday 19th January, His Lordship Bishop Bernard Fellay was at the Society of Saint Pius X’s new Church in Gateshead, near Newcastle, UK. Some of the Transalpine Redemptorists were also present, and played a large part in the ceremonies. The Ceremony was attended by many of the Society’s faithful coming from all over the UK, some from a great distance. The Church was named “The Holy Name of Jesus”. After the blessing and Pontifical High Mass, there were some refreshments, followed by Pontifical Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

His Lordship starts the blessing outside the new church.

Holy Mass

Many people were able to attend.

My Lord and my God!

Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Protest of support for Pope Benedict XVI

We learned with sorrow that last Thursday Pope Benedict XVI was forced to cancel his visit to Rome's Sapienza University because of the prolonged protests of a minority of students and 67 of their professors. Today we join the millions of souls worldwide who protest their support and affection for the Holy Father. In particular, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank him for the Motu Proprio of July 7 2007.

Viva Pope Benedict XVI!

To hear the Vatican National Anthem

Monday, January 07, 2008

Feast of St John Neumann, C.SS.R.

Saint John Neumann, C.SS.R.
4th Bishop of Philadelphia

Born March 28th, 1811
Ordained priest June 1836
Professed the first Redemptorist of the USA 1842
Consecrated 4th bishop of Philadelphia March 28th, 1852
Died January 5th, 1860

Shepherd of Philadelphia – Pope Pius XII on the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese:

“Among the shepherds of the flock in Philadelphia the figure of Venerable John Neumann is pre-eminent. It was mainly through his prodigious efforts that a Catholic school system came into being and that parochial schools began to rise across the land. His holy life, his childlike gentleness, his hard labour and his tremendous foresight is still fresh and green among you. The tree planted and watered by Bishop Neumann now gives you its fruit.”

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Closer to the Holy Priesthood

Christmas Eve, 2007 was a great day for our little Congregation as Rev. Br. Yousef Marie received the minor orders of Exorcist and Acolyte at the hands of his Lordship Bishop Bernard Fellay. God willing he will be ordained as Deacons in December 2008.


Rev. Br. Yousef Marie, C.SS.R. is ordained an acolyte as he places his thumb and index finger on the candlestick and candle.

Some of the seminarians who received the tonsure and minor orders at the front entrance to the seminary.


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