Transalpine Redemptorists Now In Good Standing With Rome

It was a joy to see that the Transalpine Redemptorists (that I have written about before) have announced today via their blog that they petitioned the Holy See for a lifting of sanctions against them, and have recieved an affirmative answer which now puts them in the position of having full and complete canonical relations and unimpaired communion with the Holy See and the rest of the Catholic Church.

What a very happy day!

Father Michael Mary, C.SS.R. writes:

Canonical Good Standing

1 July, 2008
Feast of the Precious Blood

My dear friends,

I am happy to inform you that last June 18th, before Cardinal Castrillon and the members of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in Rome, I humbly petitioned the Holy See on my own behalf and on behalf of the monastery council for our priestly suspensions to be lifted.

On June 26th I received word that the Holy See had granted our petition. All canonical censures have been lifted.

Our community now truly rejoices in undisputed and peaceful posession of Communion with the Holy See because our priests are now in canonical good standing.

We are very grateful to our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI for issuing, last July, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum which called us to come into undisputed and peaceful Communion with him.

Now we have that undisputed communion! It is a pearl of great price; a treasure hidden in the field; a sweetness that cannot be imagined by those who have not tasted it or who have not known it, now for many years. Its value cannot be fully expressed in earthly language and therefore we hope that all traditional priests who have not yet done so, will answer Pope Benedict’s call to enjoy the grace of peaceful and undisputed communion with him. Believe us, the price to pay is nothing; even all the angry voices that have shouted against us and calumniated us are as nothing when weighed in the scales against undisputed communion with the Vicar of Christ; others have died for it; what are raucous voices?

We publicly thank all those souls who have prayed for us over the last months; some of you have truly stormed heaven for us. You have kept us afloat. We are deeply grateful. Especially we thank that priest who was unknown to us, until June 16th when he wrote in fraternal support. Where did he come from? Why us? But he told us of the number of Masses, Offices, prayers and sacrifices he had personally said for us; he had also enlisted the prayers of contemplatives and Third Order societies and had a great number of people fervently praying for us with an abundance of prayers. We were amazed! Thank you Father! Thank you also to that brave person who, so kindly wrote to us to say that if he said any more prayers for us he would be floating! What wonderful people! Thank you!

Looking to the future, the next stage will be to have our community canonically erected. So please, dear friends, keep praying for us, there will be many crosses to bear; but they will be yokes sweetened by the grace of these last days.

We assure you all of our very best wishes.
Your devoted servant,

Fr. Michael Mary, C.SS.R.
Vicar General

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9 Responses to Transalpine Redemptorists Now In Good Standing With Rome

  1. Rob says:

    Woohoo! Major prayers of thanksgiving going up. Tomorrow morning I’ll be paying the glorious mysteries of the Rosary and I will be thinking of the Transalpine Redemporists. This is great! Thanks for notifying us.

  2. Anytime! They have been in my prayers for sometime as well.

    Benedict the Regatherer, you are in my prayers as well.

  3. Nan says:

    Benedict reads your blog? I had no idea.

  4. I can’t say for sure… but I do happen to know we have readers in Rome…

    Hmmmmmmmm

    “Zo vat doz zis Simple Sinner fellow haf to zay today?”

    OK, maybe not…

  5. aboriente says:

    Thanks be to God!

    Great news indeed. Thanks for that SimpleSinner

  6. Thelma Theron says:

    Good Day, I am from South Africa and I am desperately trying to reach Fr Brian who was in the Catholic Parish in Retreat in Cape Town. I called there earlier today and was told he is in Rome. I am hoping this is him?

  7. I am not Father Brian.

    Do you know his last name or what order he is with?

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