May Crowning: May 12th, 2024

May Crowning: May 12th, 2024

From the May Crowning ceremony on Mother’s Day, 2024 – in which we consecrate the beautiful month of May to our Heavenly Queen, the Blessed Virgin!

Chalice Consecrations: May 3rd, 2024

Chalice Consecrations: May 3rd, 2024

Thanks to the generosity of Bishop Robert Finn, the sacred vessels of our soon-to-be-ordained class of 2024 are now officially consecrated! Please keep the ordinandi in your prayers as they prepare to offer their first Holy Mass.

Rogation Procession: April 25th, 2024

Rogation Procession: April 25th, 2024

One of the more ancient rites of the Church, the Rogation Mass and Procession were originally instituted as a counter to the pagan practices of the ancient world. Seeing that farmers would often pay homage to false deities as the harvest-season drew near, the Church instituted the penitential “Rogation rites,” wherein the faithful are asked to plead for God’s mercy, to invoke the aid of the saints, and to seek the favor of the one true God as the spring harvest approaches.

St. Louis Ausflug: April 21st, 2024

St. Louis Ausflug: April 21st, 2024

For this semester’s seminary outing (or “Ausflug”) the seminarians traveled down to St. Louis, MO, where they were hosted by Msgr. Morris and the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine. Formerly known as the “Rome of the Midwest,” the vibrant city of St. Louis provided the seminarians with a beautiful, prayerful weekend getaway. Many thanks to Msgr. Morris and the Oratory for making this possible!

A Look Back at the Consecrations of June 30, 1988

A Look Back at the Consecrations of June 30, 1988

The following article is written in response to Father Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, who recently wrote three articles expressing his view that the consecrations of the four bishops by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on June 30, 1988 were legitimate, despite the absence of a Papal mandate.  (His articles were published in the Courrier de Rome 655 (July-August 2022), and are referenced in the following article.)  In response to Father Gleize, Father Louis-Marie de Blignières, founder of the Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer, and Father Josef Bisig, co-founder of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, seek to respectfully express disagreement with Father Gleize’s view, that an action resulting in the rupture of communion with the legitimate hierarchy of the Church founded by Jesus Christ cannot be legitimate, but is actually a schismatic action.   Please read the following article for more details on this subject. 

The following is a theological essay that was written by various members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter under the direction of Father Josef Bisig, one of the co-founders and the first Superior General of the Fraternity.  This essay, originally published in 1989, is an in-depth study of the nature of episcopal consecrations, and whether it is ever legitimate to consecrate a bishop against the will of the Holy Father.  The essay analyzes various topics and answers many objections defending the actions of Archbishop Lefebvre in consecrating bishops in June of 1988 against the will of Pope John Paul II, and thus it seeks to show that these actions by the Archbishop cannot be justified.