Fr. Jurgen Wegner is the District Superior of the SSPX's United States of America District. Watch his short video wish and read his message for Christmas and the new year of 2015.
During the entire Christmas season the Church in her motherly love cannot but repeat the most consoling words of St. Paul to his disciple Titus:
We ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior appeared: not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us.” (Titus 3: 3-5)
Our founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre wants the Society of St. Pius X, its priests, brothers, sisters and all its spiritual family to continue this divine work.
Putting down in writing the “spirit of the Society”, ten years after its foundation, he says that God’s coming to earth must give our lives a special character. Having Him in our midst we should be captivated by the sacred, and by Our Lord the incarnate Son of God, we should love God and love and respect our neighbor and all that pertains to God:
The sacred and the divine inspire respect. One of the characteristics of the Society will be that of showing respect towards baptized souls, of treating sacred things with respect, especially concerning the sacred action par excellence: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Therefore, we will avoid being drawn into the current of vulgarity and crudeness—fruits of desecration. Respect for ourselves and for others will be an especial sign of the true spirit of the Church. Both believers and non-believers will be greatly influenced by this manifestation of the spirit of the Church and Our Lord. Therein we truly see the Christian spirit and Christian civilization—a civility of respect, founded upon faith towards the sacred and divine, that is to say, towards Our Lord, and all that represents Him and all that comes from Him.”
May the Divine Child send his blessings to you and your families and make the “goodness and kindness of God” appear in our homes.
Be assured of our profound gratitude for your prayers, your sacrifices and your most appreciated support in the past year!
Fr. Jurgen Wegner