Rorate Caeli

RIP

From the thread of ongoing events of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), Throughout the Year (Au fil des mois):

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Pierre Gaudray (www.fssp.org/en/fildesmois2012.htm#Gaudray), an associate priest of the Fraternity and resident spiritual director in Wigratzbad for many years. He was 90 years old. He departed from this world on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm in his room at the seminary surrounded by a number of his confrere.

The funeral Mass [was] celebrated on Friday, February 1 at 2 pm in Wigratzbad (Suhnekirche). It [was] followed by the burial at the cemetery of Opfenbach.

Requiescat in Pace !
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 "The faithfulness of the priest is faithfulness to the Blessed Virgin"
Fr. Pierre Gaudray

Mass for the 60th anniversary of Ordination, June 2008

5 comments:

B. said...

Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Gaudray, but let us also pray for the Seminary of St. Peter, which has lost its soul and for the Seminarians, who have lost a true Father.
People, who have never been to St. Peters Seminary and who have never met Fr. Gaudray will have a hard time understanding how important Fr. Gaudray really was for the seminary.

Fr. Gaudray, had learned to speak German while being a prisoner of war during the second world war. Many years later this would help him to be a spiritual director not only of the French speaking seminarians, but also of the Germans, respected, loved and admired by both groups equally.

He was a priest after God's heart and suffered tremendously for keeping to the Traditions of the Church. He was known to say "what the modernists did to me was worse than what the Nazis did to me".

In paradisum deducant te angeli, in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres...

Long-Skirts said...

B. said...

"Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Gaudray...He was known to say "what the modernists did to me was worse than what the Nazis did to me"."

May God reward him and please Fr. Gaudray pray for our True Priests!!


CHRIST
WAILS

Look to the timeless
Look to the true -
Look to the Christs
Giving their lives for you.

Look to His Mother
Look to Her spouse -
Flee from the dens
Where the thieves rob His House.

The thieves have seduced
The thieves have well groomed
Their sheepheaded souls
They have crushed and consumed.

The new hired Herods
Lure with a kiss -
Only pure-pious men
Know something's amiss.

Follow these wise men
It's clear who they are -
Light shines upon them
Under Bethlehem's star!

(and it ain't Archbishop Paglia)

Long-Skirts said...

B. said...

"Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Gaudray...He was known to say "what the modernists did to me was worse than what the Nazis did to me"."

May God reward him and please Fr. Gaudray pray for our True Priests!!


CHRIST
WAILS

Look to the timeless
Look to the true -
Look to the Christs
Giving their lives for you.

Look to His Mother
Look to Her spouse -
Flee from the dens
Where the thieves rob His House.

The thieves have seduced
The thieves have well groomed
Their sheepheaded souls
They have crushed and consumed.

The new hired Herods
Lure with a kiss -
Only pure-pious men
Know something's amiss.

Follow these wise men
It's clear who they are -
Light shines upon them
Under Bethlehem's star!

(and it ain't Archbishop Paglia)

NBW said...

May Fr. Gaudray rest in peace.

Sicut Cervus said...

I had the very great honour to get to know Fr. Gaudray when I was a seminarian in Wigratzbad. He was always an outstanding priest and spiritual director. His stories of his life were always full of great love for the good Lord, and often of the miraculous.

He told more than one tale of miraculous deathbed conversions of hardened sinners, which he attributed to the intercession of the young schoolchildren in his parish, especially of those who had recently received their first Holy Communion.

When he was a seminarian, working as an involuntary "guest worker" for Mr. Hitler in Germany, he was grudgingly allowed to attend Holy Mass, at least on the Lord's Day. Unsurprisingly, he had a certain amount of bitterness toward the Germans at the time.

But one day, when he was kneeling at the communion rail, next to a German soldier, he heard the Lord's voice speak clearly to him: "That man is your brother!" And again, "That man is your brother!"

He told us, "Since that time, the Germans and I are the best of friends! Yes!"

He also recommended to us St. John Bosco's means to holiness: Do what is good. Be happy. And let the sparrows sing!

Anima ejus et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. Amen.