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2008
Dec
15
Posted in Apostolates
Procession through the Streets of Rome

On December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception,  the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest organized a candlelight Marian procession through the very heart of Rome for the closing of the Lourdes Jubilee year. Lead by Canon Joseph Luzuy, the procession began at the Church of Jesus and Mary (Chiesa Gesu e Maria), which serves as the church of the Institute's apostolate in Rome. A very large crowd of  more than a 1000 faithful then filed down the Via del Corso, an avenue which serves as a main artery to the center of the city, to Chiesa Santa Maria in Aquiro (Piazza Capranica), where the plenary indulgence for the Lourdes Jubilee was made available to the faithful (Chiesa Giubulare). It was here in this church that the image of Our Lady of Lourdes was publicly offered for the veneration of the faithful for the first time in Italy.

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2008
Oct
24
Posted in Apostolates

The most Reverend Bishop of Grenoble has entrusted to the Institute a jewel of Gothic architecture, the Collegiate church of St. Andre, in which St. Francis de Sales has preached several times and the holy Cure of Ars was ordained to the priesthood.

Large numbers of faithful and many altar boys clothed in the blue characteristic of the Institute assisted at the inaugural Mass, which was celebrated on September 14 by the newly appointed Rector, Father Jean-Paul Trezieres.

The Institute has also been invited to serve and offer daily Mass at the magnificent church of Notre Dame de Cordeliers in the Diocese of Laval.

Photos of the New Apostolates

2008
Oct
24
Posted in Apostolates

At the request of the Archbishop of Munich-Freising, the Institute now offers Holy Mass each Sunday morning in the city of Traunstein, Germany, where our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI spent many of his younger years attending the minor seminary. He also celebrated his first Mass in a parish church of the town.

Photos of the New Apostolate

2008
Aug
17
Posted in Apostolates
St. Gianna Oratory

The Most Reverend Bishop of Tucson, Arizona, assisted at a High Mass celebrated by Msgr. R. Michael Schmitz in the City of Tucson on Sunday, August 17. During the ceremony, Bishop Kicanas announced the coming of the Institute of Christ the King to his diocese and told the faithful that Father Richard von Menshengen will be the priest responsible for the Oratory of St. Gianna.

During the very warm reception which followed, Bishop Kicanas and Msgr. Schmitz answered questions and provided more information concerning this apostolate, as well as thanked the local clergy and laity for their dedication to the Latin Mass community.

Father von Menshengen will celebrate Holy Mass for the first time for the Oratory community on September 21, 2008.

More information about the new apostolate will be forthcoming.

Bishop Kicanas St. Gianna Oratory

2008
Jul
9
Posted in Apostolates
St. Louis Sacristy Restoration

Renovation efforts at St. Francis de Sales Oratory have received public recognition with the reception of the "Golden Brick Award," bestowed by the DeSales Community Housing Corporation.

The Corporation, which spun off from St. Francis de Sales Parish as a separate legal entity decades ago, gives the award to people and/or projects that have contributed positively to the Tower Grove East and Fox Park neighborhoods. Nominees may include businesses, institutions, or even individuals that have demonstrated a commitment towards improving the neighborhoods.

The project, which won the award for the Oratory this year, was the renovation of the vesting sacristy in the church building, a renovation which resulted in the replication of a chapel built by St. Louis King of France. Although this represents just one of many projects in the restoration of St. Francis de Sales church and rectory, it was considered significant, especially because the sacristy project was involved in a Papal award, the Bene Merenti, recently given to Abbe Alexander Willweber of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

When the Institute was first given the administration of St. Francis de Sales as an oratory three years ago, both the church and rectory — as well as adjoining schools and convent — were in serious states of disrepair. However, the church now displays most of its former glory as the "Cathedral of South St. Louis," and the rectory has undergone a thorough renovation. Although the adjoining school and convent buildings still await major updating, the work so far has greatly contributed to a general renaissance in the area. Indeed, the Fox Park Neighborhood Association regards the Oratory campus as the "anchor" of the neighborhood. Fr. Karl W. Lenhardt, Rector of the Oratory, Vice Provincial of the Institute, and Episcopal Delegate for the Implementation of the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, received the Golden Brick Award on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in a presentation ceremony.

2008
June
1
Posted in Apostolates

Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute, officially inaugurated the Institute's new Oratory in Milwaukee, St. Stanislaus. On Sunday, June 1, he celebrated a Solemn High Mass at the new Oratory, with the assistance of Father Olivier Meney as Deacon, and Abbé Kevin Kerscher as Subdeacon. Father Meney will be overseeing the new Oratory.

St. Stanislaus Oratory in Milwaukee

2008
Jan
25
Posted in Apostolates

The 25th of each month is a day traditionally dedicated to the Infant Jesus, a remembrance of His Incarnation and Nativity. At the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, the novena to the Infant Jesus is said from the 17th to the 25th of every month.

Beginning in January, on the closing day of each novena, there will be a Votive Mass of the Nativity at the Shrine at 7:00 PM, followed by Adoration and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

2007
Oct
15
Posted in Apostolates

The Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee, has graciously invited the Institute of Christ the King to serve the Traditional Latin Mass apostolate in his archdiocese. Priests of the Institute will be offering Sunday Mass at St. Stanislaus Church beginning in Advent.

Many thanks to His Grace, as well as to the Franciscan Fathers at St. Stanislaus.

2007
Jul
17
Posted in Apostolates

With the gracious permission of the Archbishop of Newark, the Most Reverend John Myers, the Institute of Christ the King will be assigning a priest to the Latin Mass Community at St. Anthony of Padua Chapel in West Orange, Newark, New Jersey. Father Matthew Talarico, one of our newly ordained priests, has been appointed Rector of the Chapel by Archbishop Myers. Father Talarico, who has already gained good experience serving as deacon in other Institute apostolates and in carrying out many responsibilities in the Seminary will begin his work on July 17.

For the time being, Father Andreas Hellmann, Prior of the Institute's House in Chicago, replaces Father Talarico, as well as Father Richard Munkelt, who is a priest in residence. Father Talarico will celebrate his first Sunday Masses on July 22, followed by the "First blessing" of a newly ordained priest.

2006
Jul
16
Posted in Apostolates

A Pontifical High Mass in commemoration of the first anniversary of the canonical erection of St. Francis de Sales Oratory was celebrated by the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis, on Sunday, July 16. On this occasion, His Grace also solemnly installed a relic of St. Prosper at the side altar of Our Lady.  St. Prosper, a fifth century saint, coined the phrase "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" meaning "Pray as you believe". This was the closing Mass of the National Convention of the Latin Liturgy Association, which took place at St. Francis de Sales Oratory that weekend. View Images



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