Rorate Caeli

Institute of the Good Shepherd news:
- 1 - Priestly Ordinations and Images
- 2 - New IBP Foundation in Brazil
- 3 - Vocational appeal

The most recent Ecclesia Dei foundation, the already burgeoning Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP, for its Latin name), makes public several excellent items.

First, on Friday, June 27, in the IBP Church of Saint-Eloi, in Bordeaux, the amazing Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, current Adjunct Secretary of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, ordained three new priests for the Institute, Fathers Grégory Lutz-Wiest, Karol Zaleski, and Mateusz Markiewicz, and two deacons. Other images available here. Congratulations to the Institute and to the new priests!

Second, for several weeks now this excellent piece of news has been made public -- in the largest metropolis of the Southern Hemisphere, São Paulo, Brazil, the Institute has now a permanent official presence. Fr. Matthieu Raffray, Superior for Latin America, broke the news about a month ago:

On April 10, His Eminence Cardinal Odilo Scherer, Archbishop of São Paulo, granted his agreement to Father Philippe Laguérie, Superior General of the Institute of the Good Shepherd, to erect canonically a house of the IBP in São Paulo. This house was thus established, according to Canon Law, by a decree dated May 11, 2014, on the Feast of Saints Philip and James. [Source]


The IBP has only one major international "handicap" at the moment, and that is its lack of presence in English-speaking nations. It is our belief that the Institute of the Good Shepherd is highly interested in vocations from English-speaking countries -- if you are considering a traditional vocation, take a close look at the IBP, exclusively dedicated to the Traditional Mass and whose doctrinal firmness is assured. The IBP international Seminary of Saint Vincent is located in the village of Courtalain, in the Diocese of Chartres, France.

[Update: some ordination details corrected.]