Rorate Caeli

Event: English-Language Summer School in France, accompanied by the Traditional Latin Mass

We have received the following announcement from the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian. (We have slightly edited it for this posting). 

Last year, at the initiative of Bp. Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon, the the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian hosted an English-language Summer School (Pro Civitate Dei, aimed at the renewal of Catholic culture) for young Catholics in the south of France.  

The Summer School consisted of lectures, discussions, informal conversations, times of conviviality and acts of piety. Every day we had sung Lauds, Vespers and Compline, as well as a High Mass, all in the Extraordinary Form. In the course of the Summer School, one of the participants, a former Protestant, was received into the Catholic Church. 

In 2016 we will repeat this same programme, from May 30 until June 5. You can read more on the Pro Civitate Dei blog

More pictures of this year's Summer School can be found in an album at the Fraternity's Facebook page: Pro Civitate Dei Summer School.

The Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian (Fraternidad de San José Custodio - FSJC) is a Public Association of the Faithful that was founded in 2010 by Bishop Dominique Rey of Frejus-Toulon. It got its own seminary last year, with the mandate to form priests from North and South America in order to serve as missionaries in Europe. While it is theoretically "bi-formal" with the seminarians being taught both forms of the Roman Rite, it has a clear predilection for the Vetus Ordo. We have previously posted about the work of this seminary (see The New World Steps Forth to the Rescue and Liberation of the Old: A Seminary in Europe and for Europe with Vocations from the Americas and Report and Events of the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian: - the New World evangelizing the Old.)