Rorate Caeli

Ordinations for the Institute of Christ the King

Perepiscopus notes that for this year, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will have four new priests (three Frenchmen and one Italian), who will be ordained by H.E. Raymond Cardinal Burke, who is singularly close to the Institute. (In comparison, the ICRSS had three new priests in 2010 and five in 2009.)

An appeal for financial assistance for the ICRSS seminary that has been published in the name of the four ordinands notes that the Institute now has 80 seminarians, up from around 30 when the ordinands first entered the Gricigliano seminary (presumably during the time before Summorum Pontificum). It also reports that a total 15 seminarians will receive major orders this year. (I believe that this refers to the total number of ICRSS members who will be ordained to the subdiaconate, diaconate and priesthood. However, no break-down of that number is given.)