Pope Francis encourages the FSSP

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Audience with Pope Francis

Published 

Official communiqué of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter – Fribourg, March 1st, 2024.

Following a request from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Pope Francis invited Fr. Andrzej Komorowski, Superior General of the FSSP, to meet with him. He received him in private audience at the Vatican on Thursday, February 29, 2024, accompanied by Fr. Benoît Paul-Joseph, Superior of the District of France, and Fr. Vincent Ribeton, Rector of St. Peter’s Seminary in Wigratzbad.

The meeting was an opportunity for them to express their deep gratitude to the Holy Father for the decree of February 11, 2022, by which the Pope confirmed the liturgical specificity of the Fraternity of St. Peter, but also to share with him the difficulties encountered in its application. The Pope was very understanding and invited the Fraternity of St. Peter to continue to build up ecclesial communion ever more fully through its own proper charism. Fr. Komorowski informed the Holy Father that the decree of February 11, 2022 had been given on the very day of the Fraternity of St. Peter’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Holy Father hailed this coincidence as a providential sign.

The papal decree signed on 11 February 2022 (pictures of the original here)

DOCUMENTSFOUNDATION

Decree of Pope Francis confirming the use of the 1962 liturgical books

Published 

[Original: Latin and Spanish]

The Holy Father Francis, grants to each and every member of the Society of Apostolic Life “Fraternity of Saint Peter”, founded on July 18, 1988 and declared of “Pontifical Right” by the Holy See, the faculty to celebrate the sacrifice of the Mass, and to carry out the sacraments and other sacred rites, as well as to fulfill the Divine Office, according to the typical editions of the liturgical books, namely the Missal, the Ritual, the Pontifical and the Roman Breviary, in force in the year 1962.

They may use this faculty in their own churches or oratories; otherwise it may only be used with the consent of the Ordinary of the place, except for the celebration of private Masses.

Without prejudice to what has been said above, the Holy Father suggests that, as far as possible, the provisions of the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes be taken into account as well.

Given in Rome, near St. Peter’s, on February 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, in the year 2022, the ninth year of my Pontificate.

Francis

Confraternity Pilgrimage to Ireland

The Confraternity of Saint Peter in the United States has organised a pilgrimage to Ireland! October 14-23, 2024. Encounter our Lord through the beauty of the Irish countryside, the hundreds of ruined castles and abbeys, the spiritual bouquet found in the many churches including Knock Shrine. More information here.

Vocations Weekend for FSSP Ireland and UK

Annual residential weekend of vocation discernment for Catholic men aged 18-30, on 16-18 February 2024 at Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, St. Neots, Cambs PE19 5TA, UK. Starts Fri 5:00pm; ends Sun 2:00pm. Info/bookings: malleray@fssp.org

COME & SEE
If you are a single Catholic man between 18 and 30 years of age, come and discern with us. Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP will lead the weekend. There will be talks, prayers, Holy Mass and informal chatting with fellow-guests. Possibility of private meetings with a priest, and of confession. Feel welcome confidentially to call, email or write for any questions. Holy Mass each of the three days.

COST: £95.00 per person in total (bed + full board). FREE for unwaged and students – give whatever amount you can.

BOOKINGS & CONTACT: [not via Facebook] malleray@fssp.org (read by Fr de Malleray only).

ACCESS: Direct train from London St Pancras to St Neots, every half hour, duration 56 minutes.

The nearest towns are Huntingdon (5 miles NNE of Buckden) and St Neots (5 miles South of Buckden). Both Huntingdon and St Neots are served by the West Anglian Great Northern Railway line from King’s Cross London to Peterborough. Let us know if you would need a lift from the railway station. There also are bus and coach links to both Huntingdon and St Neots from many parts of the country.