Just like in war, cooperation and coordination of all squads is a key to victory, so is with the battle for Godâ??s work in modern times. Early June, after long-lasting preparation, our Instytut Summorum Pontificum foundation was finally registered. What are the goals of the foundation named after one of papal most crucial documents the world has seen recently? What are its first projects? To learn more, please read the letter written by Fr Grzegorz ?niadoch IBP.
On Tuesday 7 July 2009, on the feast of St Cyril and Methodius, to crown liturgical workshops "Ars serviendi", in a magnificent basilica dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Krzesz??w, a Solemn High Mass was offered to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Benedictâ??s XVI motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which officially declared â??a new life for the old Massâ?. The solemn Liturgy was celebrated by Fr Jaros??aw PowÄ?ska assisted by Fr Grzegorz ?niadoch IBP as a deacon and Fr Zbigniew Chromy as a subdeacon.
Orbis Catholicus has featured photographs of a Solemn Prima Missa Neosacerdotum offered by our newly ordained priest Hugues Beaugrand. The Mass was celebrated last Sunday at Santissima Trinita Dei Pellegrini parish in Rome, run by FSSP. HE bishop Renato Boccardo, General Secretary of the Vatican State was preaching. Naturally, the HE archbishop Ennio Appignanesi who ordained Beaugrand a priest was also present during the solemn liturgy.
This year, the traditional â??White-Black-Redâ? group sets off for CzÄ?stochowa for the fifteenth time. Just like before, we are marching along the studentsâ?? 17th, carrying our white-black-red colours to greet Our Lady of the Bright Hill. This yearâ??s central theme is â??Lumen vultus tuiâ? and we shall be discovering the radiance of Our Lordâ??s Face. All Welcome!
Every time, the ordinations to priesthood are a great privilege and reward for our fight for Godâ??s Kingdom. This year was a true joy not only because two fantastic priests were born before our eyes, but also, because God blessed us with many more faithful who flowed into the cathedral.
Just under a year ago we were speaking about a new congregation at the Institute of the Good Shepherd. New sisters will now enter a year of postulancy and two years of novitiate. On 13th June 2009, first two postulants: Miss Marie Cartier (Sister Marie-Madeleine) and Miss B??atrice Lundi (Sister Philom?¨ne-Marie) received habits from IBP Superior General, Fr Laguerie, at St Loyeâ??s church of Bordeaux. Mass was offered by the spiritual director of the Little Sisters of the Good Shepherd, rev. Henri Forestier.
21st June 2009, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, in a ???d??-based church of St Joseph in Ogrodowa St, where Mass in the Extraordinary From of the Roman Rite is offered every Sunday at 3p.m. Father Marek Kaczmarek Th.D., head of Christian Spirituality Workshops and traditional faithful in ???d??, offered a thanksgiving Mass to celebrate his 20 years of priesthood.
Friday, 19 June, as part of the first â??Summer of Night of Churchesâ? in Wroc??aw at the BVM on Sand Island a meeting called â??Around the Liturgyâ? prepared by the Wroc??aw-based traditional community. During the meeting, II Vespers for the Most Sacred Hear of Jesus were sung followed by a lecture delivered by Fr Zbigniew Chromy of ?widnica â??Benedictâ??s XVI Vision of the Liturgyâ?.
Sunday, 14 June at 2p.m. A magnificent church of St Anthony de Padua full of faithful awaiting bishopâ??s arrival in silence. Suddenly, a murmur ran through the benches â?? he is coming! The Bishop gets out of the car, dressed in a beautiful bishopâ??s cassock and climbs the steps leading to the church door, where his assistants headed by father prior are waiting to welcome him and is given the crucifix to kiss. Next, His Excellency, led by the master of ceremonies, enters the temple and solemnly passes through the main nave to kneel before the High Altar for a short prayer. Then our dignified guest enters the sacristy to be vested with pontifical vestments accompanied by a proper ritual. The silence of solemnity of the occasion is in the air, suddenly broken by sound of the little bell â?? the Liturgy starts...
Last Sunday was a true feast for the Krak??w Traditional Catholics. On the Holy Trinity Sunday, HE bishop Tadeusz Pieronek conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on five people, one having been baptised on the Paschal Vigil. What a grace! His Excellency also offered a Pontifical Mass and has been the third bishop, after the archbishop of Chicago, J. N. Perry and bishop Albin Ma??ysiak, to celebrate a Pontifical Liturgy in this beautiful church of Knights Hospitallers.