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Editorial: A Stir Is Being Felt

Despite bleak times, small signs of revival give hope, especially among young people undertaking pilgrimages, founding families, and entering consecrated life, comments Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP.

Traffic Island Becomes Treasure Island

A participant reflects on her day of vocational discernment spent in London last Aprilamong twenty-three young ladies, based at Tyburn Convent where the relics of many English martyrs are displayed.

Chaste Sleuths Win By Popular Acclaim

Seldom promiscuous, some popular fiction detectives are often single, when not in sacred vows: an unwitting homage paid by secular culture to the Christian religion, Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP observes.

Challenges to Married Life in Secular Society

In this spontaneous contribution, a Catholic married septuagenarian looks back at the challenges inherent to married life in our time of faith demise, and forward to eternity as the goal of matrimony.

How Abbot Suger Invented the Gothic Style

Art historian Leslie Anne Hamel tells about the royal Basilica of St-Denis in Paris where, long before A.W.N. Pugin revived it, the Gothic style was invented as an architectural manifesto of transcendent faith.

Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Balance

Painted c. 1664Johannes Vermeer’s picture displays Catholic hints about Judgement, the Blessed Virgin Mary and clandestine holy Masses, finds the author of the novel Vermeer’s Angel Fr Armand de Malleray

Tolkien and the Green Knight

Tolkien scholar Prof. Robert Lazu Kmita explains how the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight honouring chastity influenced the author of Lord of the Rings.

Election of the Superior General of the Fraternity

Communiqué of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Nebraska, USA

The General Chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), which takes place from July 3 to July 18, 2024 at the International Seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Denton, Nebraska, in plenary session elected Fr. John Berg as Superior General for 6 years.  This election, at which the 32 capitulants were present, took place on Tuesday, July 9. In succeeding Fr. Andrzej Komorowski, Fr. John Berg intends to continue the work undertaken these last six years in the service of the Fraternity.

The election of the Assistants and Counselors will follow in the next few days.

An American priest born in 1970, Fr. John Berg studied philosophy at St. Thomas Aquinas College (California, USA) and theology at the International Seminary of St. Peter in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany). Fr. Berg holds a licentiate from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.  Ordained a priest in 1997, Fr. Berg was a professor at the International Seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nebraska, USA).  He served as Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter from 2006-2018.  For the past six years he returned to parochial work with the faithful as the Pastor of the Fraternity parishes in Providence, Rhode Island and Omaha, Nebraska.

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