Saturday, 29 January 2011

New F.SS.R website launched!

Please visit the new website, which is excellent and informative.

It includes a bookshop selling the books they Sons have produced themselves in recent years. Each issue of The Catholic includes a book of this kind, or the Wall Calendar; it is free benefit for subscribers.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Launch of FOPS

The Friends of Papa Stronsay is delighted to announce its launch. Our aims are to promote the work of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, and to help raise money for them.

We plan to organise fund-raising events and organise trips to Papa Stronsay. Please email us to join our mailing list.

Tel: 07856 063 121

The Sons at Christmas

The Sons thank their friends and benefactors.

The Sons at the LMS Confirmations

On 20th November Fr Anthony Mary F.SS.R. and a number of members of the community travelled to London for the Confirmation service organised by the Latin Mass Society (according to the 1962 Missal), so that one of their number, a postulant, could be confirmed by Bishop Stack. The service took place at St James', Spanish Place. The Sons' presence was reported on a number of blogs, including the Ecumenical Diablog and Mulier Fortis, as well as the LMS Chairman's. (H-t Ecumenical Diablog for this photo.)

Fr Anthony was able to celebrate a private Mass after the service, on the High Altar of the church. (H-t Mulier Fortis for this photo.)
The Sons and various friends repaired afterwards to a nearby cafe for tea and dinner.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

The Sons with Bishop Moran and Cardinal O'Brien

In June 2009 Bishop Moran of Aberdeen, whose diocese includes Papa Stonsay, visited Golgotha Monastery and celebrated the Traditional Mass there.

In June 2010, many members of the community assisted at the first Solemn Mass of Fr Simon Harkins FSSP in Edinburgh Cathedral, which was also attended by Cardinal O'Brien.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

F.SS.R. Seminarians go to Denton

From September 2008 the community's seminarians are being trained for the priesthood at the Seminary of Our Lady of Guadaloupe in Denton, Nebraska, the North American (and English-speaking) seminary of the Fraternity of St Peter.
Here is the first group of students (at different stages in their seminary education) about to depart.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Communicatio in sacris

Following criticisms of the Holy Father for taking part in a celebration Vespers with the Archbishop of Canterbury during his visit to Britain, the 'Transalpine Redemptorists at Home' blog published a series of posts on the question of 'Communicatio in sacris' ('taking part in sacred things', in this case with non-Catholic Christians), and under what circumstances it can be permissible.

Communicatio in sacris

Communicatio in sacris II: Tollerari posse

Communicatio in sacris III - Blessed Urban V to St Peter Thomas

Communicatio in sacris - IV - Don't shoot the messenger!

Communicatio in sacris - V - The same permission many times

Communicatio in sacris - VI - Armenian Catholic priests

Communicatio in sacris - VII - Under persecution.