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SSPX brothers: "angels of our communities"

October 09, 2015

Read about the recent ceremonial events of the SSPX's brothers.

The brothers of the Society of St. Pius X are the religious members of our pious union of priests, who fulfill important roles in our communities.

Indeed, Archbishop Lefebvre called the brothers "the angels of our community", not only because of the valuable services they provide in support of the priests' apostolic activities, but also due to the holy and humble example they give to all around them.

The principle patron of the SSPX's brothers is St. Michael the Archangel, and so befittingly it is on his feast day of September 29th that the brothers make or renew their professions of religious vows. There are also the postulants (those in their first formative year), who typically make their first promises as novices on a previous day.

This year, the annual ceremonial events for the brothers occurred at:

  • Christ the King Church, Ridgefield, CT
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany
  • Our Lady of Co-Redemptrix Seminary in La Reja, Argentina
  • Cure of Ars Seminary in Flavigny, France

We offer below an outline of each of these brothers' ceremonies and a link to their image gallery.

Ridgefield, CT

Surrounded by brothers from the USA District, two brothers renewed their religious vows during a Solemn Mass on September 29th:

  • Br. Dismas (who teaches Latin and catechism at the SSPX's school in Hamburg, Canada)
  • Br. Boniface (who is the sacristan and maintenance at Phoenix, AZ).

see the image gallery>

Zaitzkofen, Germany

On September 27th, 3 postulants were received as novices and in addition to taking a name in religion, were given the SSPX's religious habit of the black cassock, white collar, and plain black sash. see the image gallery>

Also on September 29th, one brother made his perpetual vow as a Society brother, while 5 others renewed their vows.

La Reja, Argentina

On September 27th, a new novice, Br. Cajetan, made his first promises as a Society religious, while on September 29th, 2 brothers renewed their vows. see the image gallery>

Flavigny, France

On September 28th, 3 postulants were received as novices of which 2 were French and the other, Italian, taking the names of Brs. Ambrose, Bruno and Athanasius-Mary.

The next day (September 29th), during a Pontifical Mass offered by Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta, 3 brothers pronounced their first vows, another renewed his vows of religion, and Br. Emmanuel-Marie made his perpetual vows. Also celebrating his 25th anniversary in religion was Br. Mathieu. see the image gallery>

We give thanks to Almighty God for the spirit of generosity and sacrifice being practiced by these souls, who have responded to their Maker's call to dedicate their lives to the service of the Church.

Please pray for these brothers that they may persevere in their holy vocation and religious state of life.