Rorate Caeli

Refiner's fire -1

Yesterday's and today's daily thoughts of the French District of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX) - their website, La Porte Latine, publishes a different saying of their Founder, Abp. M. Lefebvre, every day:

"Let me be well understood, I do not say that the Fraternity is the Church, but [that] we are of the Church, as the Sulpicians, the Lazarists, the Foreign Missions, and so many others were."

"There is but one Church, of which we are a powerful branch, filled with sap, approved by the Church exactly as other societies were in the past, and that now are, alas, in their great majority dying of natural death."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

With respect to the meeting on September 14th what is the Will of God in this matter? Far be it for me to answer that question but St. John, the Evangelist, says this as the words of Christ Himself:

"And now I am not in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name whom thou has given me; that they may be one, as we also are." (John 17:11)

"And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me; That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." (John 17:20-21)

It is clear to me that Our Lord's desire was for unity of His disciples and the priests of the Church are His current-day disciples. Is unity within their grasp? It is if both sides desire it as much as Our Lord Himself.

PEH

shane said...

"and that now are, alas, in their great majority dying of natural death."

Indeed. And it is an endless source of irritation to me that bishops, religious congregations and some past popes did not grasp this fact and preferred to parrot delusional babble about the Council and its fruits. We have suffered decades of needless decline that was, to a large extent, self-induced. If our bishops were in charge of a secular corporation they would have got the sack long ago and instead given work more in accordance with their capabilities (such as serving Happy Meals at McDonald's or instructing people on how to tie their shoe-laces or something).

Jane said...

C'mon now, Shane, shoelaces would be asking too much! Otherwise you are spot on.

Long-Skirts said...

PEH said:

"It is if both sides desire it as much as Our Lord Himself"

Copy and Paste below if you want to read about BOTH sides desiring unity. Deo Gratias!!


http://dominicansisterswanganui.blogspot.com/2011/08/momentous-occasion.html


"A Momentous Occasion
On 28 May 2011 Father Couture, the District Superior, came to visit our Convent. He had been delegated by Bishop Fellay to receive the vows of Mother Mary Micaela as she transferred from the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of New Zealand to the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui.

She had special permission from the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes in Rome to do this. As far as we know this is a world first, that a Sister would be allowed to transfer from a Novus Ordo congregation to a congregation set up by Bishop Fellay. The whole procedure implies a recognition of our Congregation, and of the religious of Tradition, by Rome."

St. Michael the Archangel please protect our Pope as the wolves are howling!!!

M. A. said...

Awesome news, Longskirts! Hopefully, more will follow their lead.

We keep praying!

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the Archbishop's comment. No they are not dying of a natural death, they are dying of a supernatural satanic death.

Anonymous said...

Anon wrote:
".....they are dying of a supernatural satanic death."

This is too much! Don't you think before you post?

Barbara

Brian said...

Many of the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui look rather young.

New Catholic said...

Wondering if we often are too cryptic in some references...

Knight of Malta said...

"...that a Sister would be allowed to transfer from a Novus Ordo congregation to a congregation set up by Bishop Fellay."

EXTREMELY interesting! I've heard, contrariwise, of FSSPX Priests joining FSSP without having to renew their vows, but not the other way around!

Well, I for one, find it refreshing!