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General House of the Society of Saint Pius X
Prayers asked: "Not my will, but thine be done"

"Not my will, but thine be done"
(Scala Sancta, Rome)
Since the meeting on March 16, 2012, with Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, has urgently been inviting the faithful to redouble their fervor in prayer and their generosity in making sacrifices during these Holy Days of Lent and in the weeks that will follow the solemnity of Easter, that the Divine Will may be done, and it alone, after the example of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Garden of Olives: non mea voluntas, sed tua fiat (Luke 22:42).

The Rosary Crusade that started on Easter 2011 and is scheduled to end on Pentecost 2012 is proving more than ever to be indispensable. This is why the Society of St. Pius X, which wants only the good of the Church and the salvation of souls, turns with confidence to the Blessed Virgin Mary, so that she might obtain from her divine Son the lights necessary to know His will clearly and to carry it out courageously.

May the faithful be so kind as to offer one holy communion for this intention. May they make fully their own, in thought and in deed, the prayer that Our Lord asked us to address to our heavenly Father: Sanctificetur nomen tuum, adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra; hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven!

Menzingen, March 29, 2012
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A la suite de sa rencontre, le 16 mars 2012, avec le cardinal William Levada, Préfet de la Congrégation pour la Doctrine de la Foi, Mgr Bernard Fellay, Supérieur général de la Fraternité Saint-Pie X, invite instamment les fidèles à redoubler de ferveur dans la prière et de générosité dans les sacrifices en ces Jours Saints et dans les semaines qui suivront la fête de Pâques, afin que la Volonté divine se fasse, et elle seule, comme N.S. Jésus-Christ nous en a donné l’exemple au Jardin des Oliviers: non mea voluntas, sed tua fiat (Luc,22,42).

Plus que jamais se révèle indispensable la Croisade du Rosaire, commencée à Pâques 2011 et qui doit s’achever à la Pentecôte 2012. C’est pourquoi la Fraternité Saint-Pie X qui ne veut que le bien de l’Eglise et le salut des âmes, se tourne avec confiance vers la T. S. Vierge Marie afin qu’elle lui obtienne de son divin Fils les lumières nécessaires pour connaître clairement sa volonté et pour l’accomplir courageusement.

Que les fidèles veuillent bien offrir une sainte communion à cette intention. Qu’ils fassent pleinement leur, en pensée et en acte, la prière que Notre Seigneur nous a demandé d’adresser à notre Père des cieux: Sanctificetur nomen tuum, adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra; que votre nom soit sanctifié, que votre règne arrive, que votre volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel!



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Luego de su encuentro, el 16 de marzo de 2012, con el Cardenal William Levada, Prefecto de la Congregación para la Doctrina de la FE, Mons. Fellay, Superior General de la Fraternidad San Pío X, invita instantemente a los fieles a redoblar el fervor en la oración y la generosidad en los sacrificios en estos Días Santos y en las semanas que vendrán luego de la Fiesta de Pascua, para que se haga la Voluntad de Dios, y sólo ella, siguiendo el ejemplo que N. S. Jesucristo nos dio en el Jardín de los Olivos: non mea voluntas, sed tua fiat (Luc. 22,42).

Más que nunca se muestra indispensable la Cruzada del Rosario, comenzada en Pascua de 2011 y que debe terminarse en la fiesta de Pentecostés de 2012. Por ello la Fraternidad San Pío X, que sólo quiere el bien de la Iglesia y la salvación de las almas, se dirige con confianza a la Santísima Virgen María para que ella le obtenga del su divino Hijo las luces necesarias para conocer claramente su voluntad y para cumplirla audazmente.

Que los fieles tengan a bien ofrecer una santa comunión por esta intención. Que hagan plenamente suya, en pensamiento y en obra, la oración que Nuestro Señor nos pidió dirigir a nuestro Padre de los cielos: Sanctificetur nomen tuum, adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra, ¡santificado sea tu nombre, venga a nosotros tu reino, hágase tu voluntad así en la tierra como en el cielo!


Menzingen, 29 de marzo de 2012
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Nach dem Treffen am 16. März 2012 mit Kardinal William Levada, dem Präfekten der Glaubenskongregation, lädt der Generalobere Bischof Bernard Fellay alle Gläubigen dringend ein, ihren Eifer und ihre Grossherzigkeit in Gebet und Opfer in diesen heiligen Tagen und während der Wochen nach Ostern zu verdoppeln, damit Gottes Wille geschehe, er allein, wie der Heiland Jesus Christus uns im Garten Gethsemane ein Beispiel gegeben hat: non mea voluntas, sed tua fiat (Luk 22, 42).

Mehr denn je offenbart sich der Rosenkranzkreuzzug als unerlässlich, den wir an Ostern 2011 begonnen haben und der bis Pfingsten dieses Jahres dauern soll. Darum wendet sich die Priesterbruderschaft St. Pius X., die nur auf das Wohl der Kirche und das Heil der Seelen bedacht ist, voll Vertrauen an die allerseligste Jungfrau Maria, damit sie ihr von ihrem göttlichen Sohne das notwendige Licht erlange, dass sie braucht, um Seinen heiligen Willen klar zu erkennen und mutig zu erfüllen.

Die Gläubigen sind gebeten, eine heilige Kommunion in dieser Meinung aufzuopfern und sich das Gebet in Gedanken und Werken ganz zu eigen zu machen, welches unser Herr uns gelehrt hat, an unseren himmlischen Vater zu richten: Sanctificetur nomen tuum, adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra: Geheiligt werde Dein Name, zu uns komme Dein Reich, Dein Wille geschehe, wie im Himmel also auch auf Erden!


Menzingen, am 29. März 2012

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In seguito al suo incontro, il 16 settembre 2011, con il Cardinale William Levada, Prefetto della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, Mons. Bernard Fellay, Superiore Generale della Fraternità San Pio X, esorta i fedeli a raddoppiare il fervore nella preghiera e la generosità nei sacrifici, in questi Santi Giorni e nelle settimane che seguiranno la Festa di Pasqua, affinché si faccia la Volontà divina, essa sola, secondo l’esempio datoci da Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo nell’Orto degli Ulivi: non mea voluntas, sed tua fiat (Luca 22, 42).

Più che mai si rivela indispensabile la Crociata del Rosario, iniziata a Pasqua del 2011 e che deve concludersi alla Pentecoste del 2012. Perché la Fraternità San Pio X, che vuole solo il bene della Chiesa e la salvezza delle anime, si rivolge fiduciosa alla Santissima Vergine Maria, affinché Ella le ottenga dal suo Divino Figlio i lumi necessari per conoscere chiaramente la Sua volontà e per compierla coraggiosamente.

Che i fedeli vogliano offrire una Santa Comunione con questa intenzione. Che facciamo interamente loro, in pensieri e opere, la preghiera che Nostro Signore ci ha chiesto di rivolgere al Nostro Padre dei Cieli: Sanctificetur nomen tuum, adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra; sia santificato il tuo nome, venga il tuo regno, sia fatta la tua volontà come in cielo così in terra!


Menzingen, 29 marzo 2012

35 comments:

Timothy Mulligan said...

It appears to me that the General House, like Fr. Schmidberger, is preparing the faithful of the SSPX for an accord.

Ferraiuolo said...

I received Holy Communion the day before yesterday with such an intention. Will do so in the following days as well. Double your prayers. This is beyond any debate. Both sides need to recognise this reality and submit it entirely to Our Lord's will.

Knight of Malta said...

I truly believe both +Fellay and Pope Benedict want full regularization; but there are those in Rome and Econe who do not.

A fully regularized SSPX would be an adrenaline shot for the Church. In the spotlight, who in the Church wouldn't notice the beauty of the Mass of All Time as compared to their banal liturgies?

So yes, we should redouble are prayers for unity during this Lenten season.

tridentinist said...

If the talks come to nothing then we will know that there are doctrinal problems between SSPX and Rome. Nobody accuses SSPX of heresy so the obvious conclusion people will draw is that Rome has a problematical doctrinal standpoint. Is this an example of the law of unintended consequences? In order to avoid this situation Rome will have to resume the old policy of simply ignoring SSPX as if they do not exist, like Pope Paul VI.

Anil Wang said...

tridentinist,
If there is no reconciliation, those are not the conclusions to be drawn.

If Rome is now in heresy, then the security we have in being in union with Peter is false. Our only hope is to become Eastern Orthodox, not SSPX since the SSPX accepts some doctrines that were developed under Rome.

No, if the talks fall through it means it has a much simpler explanation, either:

(1) the SSPX is unprepared to join Rome until all the post-Vatican II mess is cleaned up (it may take another 50 years) and is less prepared to help clean up the mess.

(2) the SSPX is being prideful. It's valid to say that all masses are required have bread and wine as the Eastern Catholics do. It's valid to say that all masses are required to have only the bread as most Latin masses do. But is not valid to say that the other position is heretical.

(3) mutual misunderstandings still exist and further clarifications are required. The doctrine of the Trinity took hundreds of years to explain properly, and many earlier formulations such as those from Justin Martyr appear to be heretical because no-one yet understood how to properly express the deposit of faith.

In any case, we need to pray for success and not speculate on failure. Idle speculation is a distraction. May God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Francis said...

My personal opinion is that the SSPX, though they (and many of us) still disagree with the Vatican II modernism that Rome has promoted these last fifty years, will humble themselves and come into "full communion" with Rome. The SSPX knows, as we do, that they can do more good "regularized" in the Church than "outside". If an agreement is reached it will signal the beginning of the long road of bringing tradition and orthodoxy back to the Church of Christ, which IS the Catholic Church.

someone said...

http://www.facebook.com/events/310872642311639/ why did you remove this link? It is an international initiative on facebook... we want to take the Holy Communion during Easter Triduum with intention for the good solution after SSPX- Vatican talks. I am the author of that action.

mic said...

In order to avoid this situation Rome will have to resume the old policy of simply ignoring SSPX as if they do not exist, like Pope Paul VI.

Now it is impossible: many traditionist catholics accord with FSSPX and Father Schimdberger:
"....If it comes into fruition, it would strengthen all the forces interested in the preservation of what is important in the Church; if not, those would be weakened and discouraged. So this is not primarily about our Society, but about what is good for the Church."

profil said...

Polish version: http://news.fsspx.pl/?p=841

Bartholomew said...

Anil Wang:

Please make the distinction between material and formal heresy: Rome may WELL be in material heresy without our losing security of being in union with Peter. It's happened before.

tridentinist said...

I am delighted to observe that nobody has attempted to contest my assertion: that there are serious doctrinal problems between Rome and SSPX. So who are we going to side with if the talks tragically come to nothing? Non-partisan answers only please!

Enoch said...

I am so happy to see this latest communication from the SSPX, and I will offer several Holy Communions, and will pray every day for the requested intention from Our Lady..."so that she might obtain from her divine Son the lights necessary to carry it out courageously."

I hadn't much hope before this that the SSPX would even be open to a true reconciliation, but this now gives much hope. Oh, that Bp. Fellay and the other SSPX bishops would also look to Our Lord and the Cross for guidance at this most important crossroad.

Enoch said...

Oops...correction:

"...so that she might obtain from her divine Son the lights necessary to know His will clearly and to carry it out courageously."

Ecclesia Militans said...

Tridentinist,

By the Grace of God, with the Society!

With the Truth, with Tradition, and never with novelty.

Jon Haines said...

This seems to me to be good news. I don't want to get my hopes up for fear of having them smashed, but I have to be honest.

St. Catherine of Sienna's little friend said...

"Veni Sancti Spiritus". . .These words of the Superior General are placed before us by the Holy Spirit who has inspired His servant as He did the Word Incarnate in time. Let us again behold the Holy Spirit's words of instructing guidance as spoken through the Vicar of Christ whom the Holy Spirit has given to us through His Divine Providence: "We ask Christ, to reign in our hearts, making them pure, docile, filled with hope and courageous in humility." (March 25, 2012). It is for all of us to live the "Fiat" of Our Divine King and Our Most Blessed Queen and Mother in order that our every breath may most fruitfully ascend to Their thrones in humble supplication for the ineffable graces of an unceasing "Fiat" for His Holiness and H.E. Bishop Fellay.

Anthony said...

@Tridentinist

I think the problem with the SSPX from Rome's perspective is that, whilst the SSPX may not explicitly reject any teaching of the church, their words and actions over the years would seem in practice to deny the primacy of the Pope and the indefectibility of the Church. I am aware that Bishop Fellay wrote to the Pope and professed his belief in the Papal Primacy, but if, in practice, he doesn't actually submit to the authority of the Pope, one has to ask how his position is substantially different to the 'Primacy of honour' belief of the Eastern Orthodox.

Barbara said...

Fervent prayers from me for this important intention!

Barbara

Ora et Labora said...

We need to remain in constant prayer for these next 17 days, and offer up communion and sacrifices, for this very important time in the History of the Church.

We need to pray for Our Holy Father and for the SSPX, as well as for all of us.

We are the CATHOLIC CHURCH founded by Our LORD JESUS CHRIST on earth, and we are experiencing some difficult and monumental moments in our lives; we have been destined to live through this crisis and we need to see it through, so that the next generation of Catholics have a chance to experience the beauty of Holy Mass the Mass of ALWAYS, THE TRIDENTINE MASS.

This is our own particular opportunity to personally have an affect in this very serious time for Catholics the world over. This is our time to do something of EXTREME RELEVANCE for the UNITY of HOLY MOTHER CHURCH and for future generations of Catholics.

Let it be our Crusade in this time in history.

Pray the Rosary, fast, and let us offer up all that we can for this intension: MAY THE WILL OF GOD BE DONE.

"OUR FATHER HALLOWED BE THY NAME, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!"

Mary Help of Christians, pray for us!!!

Sandra said...

All to Imaculate Heart of Holy Mother of God.

So,

"The Politburo said 'we give up'. By Gosh!... Brillant!... They even asked the West for aid. Right?!"

Dialogue father [Christopher Walken] to son [Brendan Fraser], from movie "Blast from the past".

Bartholomew said...

Anthony:

You could be no more wrong. It has been the Popes themselves who have sacrificed papal primacy on the post-conciliar altar of collegiality.

The SSPX has, for decades, pleaded with the Popes: You have the Keys: USE THEM!

The Divine Irony is that the SSPX in their refusal to follow the whims of collegiality have actually been engaged attempting to goad Rome into reclaiming its doctrinal mandates of primacy and immediate jurisdiction.

Rick DeLano said...

Sounds to me like very good news. I prayerfully and expectantly await the restoration of Tradition, and what a powerful sign in nurture of that hope would be the full canonical regularization of the SSPX.

I will offer communion for this intention.

Clinton R. said...

His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it." John 2:5

Wise words of Our Mother for all involved to heed. May His will be done. May Our Blessed Virgin, the Mother of the Church, pray for us.

Long-Skirts said...

...EVERLASTING

The garden, the garden, everything the garden
Where born we live to die with pardon.

Holy Water
Is the blood
Streaming through our stems
Since bud

Sacrament
Fertilizes
When full bloomed
The world despises

Penanced petals
Prepped to fall
Garden requiem
Does call

Other souls
In soil His seed
To the gardened
Blossomed breed

Incensing all
With perfumed prayer
As gardener trims
And prunes with care

For winter comes
And colors fade
But scent can't die
It leaves as bade

While once bloomed plant
Withers no sound
A mulch for soil
And seeds in ground

'Till back with scent
On harvest day
Together forever
...Everlasting bouquet!

Brian said...

According to a March 29 article on the SSPX website, http://www.sspx.org/news/cardinal_supports_homosexuality_in_new_book_3-29-2012.htm

“Now retired in Jerusalem, the former papabile archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Carlo Martini, has published a controversial book titled, Credere e conoscere (Faith and Understanding)” in which he supports civil unions for homosexuals because they provide “a certain stability.” The website reports that “while agreeing with the concept of traditional marriage, Cardinal Martini goes on to say it is ‘not right to express any discrimination on other types of unions.’”

The SSPX article concludes:

“Considering these comments from the current Holy Father and Cardinal Martini’s public dissent to them - and using the Vatican’s own words directed at the SSPX – one can only hope that His Eminence will be called to Rome to clarify his position or submit to a Moral Preamble ‘to ensure faithfulness to the Church Magisterium and sentire cum Ecclesia’, ‘to heal the existing rift’ and thus ‘avoid an ecclesial rupture of painful and incalculable consequences’.”

Fratellino said...

Why does it seem to be the assumption that if the present talks come to nothing, that nothing will happen next? This is not a television episode, or the end of a movie, this is real life. Something always happens next. If the present talks are fruitless, there will be other talks in the future, and we will go on for the time being exactly as we are now. The credits will not roll, the screen will not go black, the curtains will not close. Life and the worship of God will go on, and in due course a new situation and a new solution will emerge at a more propitious time. I don't buy into doomsday scenarios, and I think too many traditionalists do. However I do petition Our Lord through Our Lady, that the present situation may prove fruitful, and that the situation may be clarified for the good of the faithful as soon as possible. God save and protect our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI!

Joseph said...

I wish Bishop Fellay would have just came out and said he would agree to the Vatican's terms!

Gregorian Mass said...

Add my Prayers to a full reconciling of positions fom both sides and a return to more normalacy in the Church. With the SSPX inside the fold many exciting things should begin to happen for the Faithful and the Church. To put this sad chapter in Church history in the past, where it belongs will, I imagine, be a great relief for the SSPX as well as the Holy Father. May God's will be done.

Prof. Basto said...

Quodcumque dixerit vobis FACITE.

P.K.T.P. said...

While wild speculation is definitely my bag, I at least engage in it only when there is a shred of evidence to exaggerate. In this case, there is not. We still don't know the content of the Preamble, or of Bsp. Fellay's two responses to it, or of the first counter-response of Rome. We have an indication that the second response of Bsp. Fellay was "insufficient". Now I do think that we can guess that Fellay has recently submitted his third response. What is in it, however, and whether it stands a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted, we simply do not know.

I love speculation but, at a time like this, prayer is the only proper response. What we cannot do, God can.

Certainly, I think that both parties would like some sort of rapprochement but we've known that all along. Let's just pray on this. That is what Bishop Fellay has asked us to do.

P.K.T.P.

PEH said...

IMO only one person has the authority to act with respect to the SSPX and that is the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. To say that he wants the SSPX back fully in the fold, so to speak, is understandable but at what cost to the Traditional Magisterium - that is the question. I agree with those who say prayer is the only solution.

I.A. said...

I agree with what Anthony said, that "in practice (the SSPX) deny the primacy of the Pope and the indefectibility of the Church". Sure there are many problems with the post Vat II Church but God has allowed all this confusion for the time being. We have to do the best that we can but we have to remain within the Church and accept the Tradition of Papal Primacy and the Indefectibility of the Church. We have to work to promote tradition from within the Church. I would be extremely happy if the SSPX came back to the Church. By the way, Vat. II is not the first time there were novelties in the Church. There were lots of novelties prior to Trent and the Council of Trent itself was very novel, standardizing the celebration of the Mass, which in some sense went against the traditions prevalent at the time. There is no salvation outside the Church and you can't have the Church without the Pope. During the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther left the Church to fight against the abuses in the Church (the abuses were so bad that it no longer looked like the Church) but many holy and saintly individuals stayed within the Church and brought about the Counter Reformation and straightened things out in the Church. Yes, I will pray and offer Communions for the reconciliation of the SSPX with the Church.

Tradical said...

@ IA

" ... many problems with the post Vat II Church but God has allowed all this confusion for the time being..."

This is not an excuse for inaction.

Archbishop Lefebvre took action in the face of inaction and deliberately evil action.

The inaction continues on many fronts a prime example is the expanding schism of the 'progressive' forces that are marshaling under the banner of Priestesses, Laity preaching etc. This 'movement' is expanding and now has signatories in Austria, Belgium, Canada, USA, and France.

So the question I would ask of you is: What are you doing to fight for the Church?

Tradical said...

@Anthony
"actions over the years would seem in practice to deny the primacy of the Pope and the indefectibility of the Church"

Based on his actions and words this is a judgement that I am glad that the Pope does not appear to share with you.

Anthony said...

@Tradical

This is precisely what the Popes have said.

Pope John Paul II said that the illicit consecrations implied in practice a rejection of the Roman primacy (Ecclesia Dei, 3)

Pope Benedict XVI repeated this teaching in his letter to the world's bishops:

"An episcopal ordination lacking a pontifical mandate raises the danger of a schism, since it jeopardizes the unity of the College of Bishops with the Pope. Consequently the Church must react by employing her most severe punishment – excommunication – with the aim of calling those thus punished to repent and to return to unity."