Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Friends' Newsletter available for download

Click here to download the latest Newsletter of the Friends of Papa Stronsay. Thanks to the Latin Mass Society for hosting the newsletter on their website; this page has the whole archive since we started two years ago.

The latest newsletter includes a review of this momentous year, which say the canonical erection of the Sons as an Institute of Diocesan Right in the diocese of Aberdeen, three ordinations to the Diaconate, and many other important events.

You can get the Newsletter hard copy by joining our mailing list.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Monday, 19 November 2012

Two ordinations to the diaconate

...and ordinations to minor orders, at the FSSP Seminary at Denton, Nebraska, by Bishop Bruskewitz.

Br Yousef Marie, F.SS.R. and Br Magdala Maria, F.SS.R., were ordained deacon.
Br Dominic F.SS.R. ordained lector - one of the things he does in the ceremony is ring the church's bell.

In total there were 22 ordinations that day, the rest were for the Fraternity of St Peter.

Lots more photos on the Sons' blog.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Three ordinations to the Subdiaconate

Rev. Br. Yousef Marie, F.SS.R., Rev. Br. Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. and
Rev. Br. Jean Marie, F.SS.R.
See the Papa Stronsay blog for more details.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer canonically erected!

At long last, the Sons, of Papa Stronsay in the Orkneys, formerly known as the Transalpine Redemptorists, who are exclusively committed to the Traditional Mass, have been given a permanent and official recognition as a religious order by the local bishop, Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen.

They are now a 'Clerical Institute of Diocesan Right'.

See the Papa Stronsay blog for the official statement.

Deo gratias! And thank you, Bishop Gilbert.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Sons will be at the LMS One-Day Conference!

Tomorrow, Saturday 9th June, in the Regent Hall on Oxford Street, several members of the community will be manning a stall with information and able to talk to participants: come along! You can buy tickets on the door; full information here.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Pilgrimage to Chartres: setting off

Te great Pilgrimage to Chartres is setting off, from Notre Dame in Paris, where we have had Mass. We usually only have a blessing in the cathedral, and Mass at lunch time; this marks the 30th pilgrimage.

I am with the British chapters (we have two); I've seen the Australians, and Dr John Rao from the American chapter, who will be giving a talk at the LMS Conference on 9th June; he is a great supporter of the Chartres Pilgrimage.

I have also seen some of the Sons of the Holy Redermer; I spotted Fr Anthony Mary processing in the with the priests into Mass; the phots above is of one of a couple of postulants with banners.

Mass was a Missa Cantata, with a sermon, and blessing of the Pilgrims at the end, by an auxiliary bishop of Paris.

Although I was in the North aisle, with a restricted view, Mass in Notre Dame was very impressive, with scores of priests and chapters with their banners processing in and out.

Now comes the difficult part: walking 75 miles in two and a half days...

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Friday, 27 April 2012

Canonical Visitation

Official statement from Fr Michael Mary.

From 23rd to 26th April, 2012 a Canonical Visitation of the community at Papa Stronsay was undertaken by the local Ordinary
Rt. Rev. Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B. accompanied by V. Rev. Benedict Hardy, O.S.B.

The Visitation was positively received by the community. Its outcome will be formally announced in due course, pending canonically required consultations.

Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer
Golgotha Monastery Island
Papa Stronsay, KW17 2AR
Scotland, U.K.

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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Meet some Sons!

As readers of our latest Newsletter letter will know, there will be a chance to meet two members of the community in London at the LMS Conference on 9th June.

The conference has five very interesting and well-known speakers: the blogger Fr John Zuhlsdorf, the historian Dr John Rao, Stuart McCullough of the Good Counsel Network, and John Hunwicke of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. It is very good value for money, at £20, reduced to £15 for LMS members, and takes place in the Regent Hall in Oxford Street, London.

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In addition to the speakers, there will be stalls representing many Traditional Catholic groups and apostolates, including the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, manned by two brothers, Br Marin Mary and Fr Jean Marie. Before the conference starts, between talks, and over lunch, there will be opportunities to talk to the brothers, and look at their display.

This is a great opportunity for our supporters to meet some of the community in the flesh, and ask them any questions they might have.

Book your tickets online here.

Monday, 9 April 2012

New Newletter available

The third Friends of Papa Stronsay Newsletter (April 2012) is now available. It will go out in hard copy to everyone on our mailing list; you can downlaod it as a pdf