Rorate Caeli

Report and Events of the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian: - the New World evangelizing the Old

The Fraternity of Saint Joseph the Guardian (Fraternidad de San José Custodio - FSJC) was first mentioned by us some time ago. Its goal is remarkable: to bring workers from the Americas, that became a land of Christ and Mary through the blood and toil of thousands of European saints, martyrs, and missionaries, to work in the deserted European fields.

The FSJC's House of Formation in Bormes, Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France, officially opened last Sunday October 5 with a visit from His Excellency Bishop Dominique Rey. Solemn Vespers were chanted in his presence and thereafter he blessed the new seminary (using the 1953 benedictio novi seminarii). Further pictures of the ceremonies are available on Facebook.

Our readers might also be interested in two upcoming events hosted by the FSJC, including in the United States:

Between 30 January and 1 February 2015, together with Juventutem Boston and Trenton, the FSJC are holding parallel retreats for young men and women in Waltham, Mass., based on St Ignatius's spiritual exercises. Details here.

Then between 15 and 21 June the FSJC will hold a English-speaking summer school in La Londe-les Maures, France, on (traditional) Catholic political and economic theory. Details here.