Happy 20th Anniversary, Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP)

Today the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter celebrates the 20 anniversary of its canonical erection as a society of apostolic life of pontifical right by His Holiness of happy memory, Pope John Paul II. It began humbly with 11 priests and 1 deacon.

Today they are 300+ members strong with two packed seminaries – one in Austria and one in Nebraska.

Consider sending a birthday card with a $5 bill to:

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter
North American Headquarters
Griffin Rd, PO Box 196
Elmhurst, PA 18416

“Who would have thought that this small group of traditional, Latin rite priests would so quickly grow to over 300 members working and studying on 5 continents in the 17 different countries serving over 85 dioceses … and then become THE main force for the implementation of a papal decree expressly promoting the return of the traditional Latin Mass, now known as the “extraordinary form” of the Roman missal, as well as all the sacraments and devotions that go along with it?” (from: http://www.fssp.com/main/News071019.htm)

4 Responses to Happy 20th Anniversary, Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP)

  1. siegrist mhm says:

    i am seeking a skete or eremitess establishment for women where the Traditional Latin Mass is used and lived in the USA. i have located a Carthusian order for men, a Camaldolese for women, both have Nova Orta. There is an Order of Saint Benedict in Cleer Creek , for men, who use the Latin, but i am seeking for more silence. Over seas may be an answer, or i have looked for a place with the priestly fraternity of Saint Peters, but they have only men or a small band of women in France as a beginning order, but one must be in one’s first half of life. i am an older woman. This is not much of a suggestion, however; maybe you have some information for me. i would not mind beginning a skete as i have been a hermitess in habit for a number of years. Money as usual is a barrier, but living for/with God would be just as happy. thanks, yours, in Christ’s most presious heart.

  2. Don’t be fooled…
    When Catholics say,”I have received Jesus Christ,” many Christians assume they have trusted Christ by faith for their salvation. Not so. What they mean is,”I have eaten God in the wafer at the Mass.”

    Catholics often use the same words and phrases as Christians, but they have a completely different meaning. How can you sort it all out?

    The Bible is the sole rule of faith and any tradition or teaching not found in its pages is an invention of men that can safely be ignored.

    Christ was clearly speaking symbolically when he instructed the apostles to eat his body and blood.

  3. Dr. Eric says:

    Show me exactly where it says in the Bible that the Bible is the “sole rule of faith.” Then, show me in the Bible where it lists all the Books that are supposed to be contained in the Bible.

    Finally, tell me why Our Lord would move from the polite verb “phago” in describing the Eucharist (think High Tea with Queen Elizabeth II) to the more vulgar verb “trogo” in describing eating His Flesh and drinking His Blood (think pigs at the trough.) 6th Chapter of St. John’s Gospel will contain what I’m writing about.

    And don’t give me the whole “the Spirit give life means He was speaking symbolically” jazz. Does it also mean that we are supposed to Baptize in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Symbolic? Psalm 27:2; Isa. 9:20; 49:26; Mic. 3:3; 2 Sam. 23:17; Rev. 16:6; 17:6, 16 all show that symbolically to eat a person’s body and drink his blood means to persecute him. Does Our Lord mean that unless you persecute Him you will not have Everlasting Life?

    One more thing, if it is a symbol, why would St. Paul warn us in 1 Cor. 11:27-29 that if we partake of the Eucharist unworthily we become guilty of profaning the Body and Blood of the Lord. How can this be if it is just a symbol?

    I won’t hold my breath in waiting for a response from you as you seem to be a drive by poster.

  4. The Bible is the sole rule of faith and any tradition or teaching not found in its pages is an invention of men that can safely be ignored.

    No it is not. It doesn’t even claim that for itself. But for the authority of the Church that even assembled the New Testament and approved the canon, how would you know what books are supposed to be in the Bible? You wouldn’t – it does not give a list of even what writings should be Scripture.

    Christ was clearly speaking symbolically when he instructed the apostles to eat his body and blood.

    And yet an amazing number of adherents of Sola Scriptura reject YOUR personal interpretation. Lutherans, Anglicans, some methodists, even some Evangelicals and Baptists come to mind.

    See also: Two Canons: Scripture and Tradition

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