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2008
Oct
3

After an opening spiritual retreat preached by Monsignor Wach, our Founder and Prior General, fourteen young men from several countries, including two from Great Britain and four from the United States, have entered our seminary in Gricigliano to begin the first year of their priestly formation. Thirteen of the newcomers are shown in the photo below. Please pray for these young men, who so much rely upon your support today in order to be your priests of tomorrow!

2008
Oct
3
Posted in Events

The Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago welcomed a full crowd of people, including the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Consul General of Germany in Chicago, who had come from far and wide as well as from the local surrounding area to attend the Benefit Recital held in honor of His Highness, Paul Duke of Oldenburg, Germany, a long time friend of our Institute, on Saturday, September 27.

After His Highness spoke about his conversion to the Catholic Faith, there followed a delightful program of sacred baroque music and of traditional spirituals sung by the widely-acclaimed tenor, Mr. Trevor Mitchell. The friendly warmth and lively conversation at the reception which followed testified to the success of this fundraising event, which is owed in large part to the generosity of our benefactors and of the volunteers who gave their time and effort.

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2008
Sept
18

On Sunday, September 14, members of the Institute of Christ the King celebrated a Solemn High Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Hanceville, Alabama. The conventual Mass was broadcast live on EWTN on the anniversary of the implementation of Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum."

Father Karl Lehnardt, recently appointed Spiritual Director of the Institute's Seminary, celebrated the Mass. Father Matthew Talarico, from the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, served as Deacon and preached the sermon. Father William Avis, from Old St. Patrick's Oratory in Kansas City, served as Subdeacon.

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Update: A DVD video of the Mass is now available for $25 from our secure online store.

2008
Sept
7
Posted in Events

A descendant of Queen Victoria and Czar Alexander II and an acclaimed Chicago-born tenor will come together on Saturday, September 27, to support the restoration of the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Internationally acclaimed tenor Trevór Mitchell will be performing works of Sacred Baroque music and traditional Spirituals at a benefit recital, proceeds of which will be used for the restoration of the historic church building. The recital will take place at 3:00 PM inside the landmark church building on the south side of Chicago.

Paul, Duke of Oldenburg

Paul, Duke of Oldenburg will be coming from Germany to participate as the guest of honor of the event. A long-time friend and supporter of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, His Highness is active in both the political and social arenas, promoting the cause of family values in Germany. A convert to the Catholic Faith, he will speak briefly about his experience with the beauty of the Latin Mass.

Trevór Mitchell, Tenor

Best known for his work in oratorio and early music, Trevór Mitchell is acclaimed as having "simply the most uniquely beautiful and easily produced tenor instrument most people will ever hear." Mr. Mitchell's career as a soloist has taken him across the United States as well as to Austria, Italy, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and other countries of Europe. He is also a member of the professional nine-voice ensemble "Chicago a cappella." He will be joined in this unique program by violinist Marty Davids, known for his expertise in early music, and pianist Terree Schofner-Emrich, who will also play period organ.

Donations for the benefit recital are gratefully received. For more information, please call the Shrine at 773-363-7409 or email desk@institute-christ-king.org. Tickets are available at $25.00 a piece.

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2008
Sept
2
Posted in Events

The Chapter meeting in Gricigliano was blessed with the visit of yet another special guest: Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. After a two mile procession from Gricigliano to the Motherhouse of the female branch of the Institute, the Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, His Grace blessed and crowned an antique statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Prior General of the Institute, Monsignor Gilles Wach, then renewed the Consecration of the whole Institute to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament then followed. Finally, a festive cena was held in honor of His Grace as the finale to this year's Chapter meeting.

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2008
Sept
2
Posted in Events

The Institute's annual Chapter meeting in Gricigliano was honored by the presence of Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux, in whose archdiocese the Institute has a Mass apostolate. Cardinal Ricard is President emeritus of the National Conference of French bishops and the vice-President of the International Conference of European bishops. His Eminence assisted at the throne and preached at a Solemn High Mass. His Eminence also celebrated Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the house of the Institute's Sisters. He said to the gathering of priests: "I thank you in the name of the French bishops for the good work of the priests of the Institute in the dioceses of France."

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2008
Aug
30

On Sunday, September 14, members of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will celebrate a Solemn High Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Hanceville, Alabama. The conventual Mass will be broadcast live by EWTN, the Global Catholic Network, to a worldwide audience of 140 million homes, through TV, radio, and live streaming video online.

EWTN, Global Catholic Network

September 14th marks the first anniversary of the implementation of Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" [PDF]. The Solemn High Mass will be in commemoration of, and thanksgiving for, this pivotal document of His Holiness, which confirms that the Latin Rite in its ancient form as presented in the 1962 liturgical books of the Roman Catholic Church was never abrogated and is available to all priests and all faithful who desire it.

The live broadcast on September 14 from Our Lady of the Angels Monastery will take place at 8:00 AM Eastern Time USA, 14:00 Central European Time, 12:00 UTC. There will be a rebroadcast at 11:00 PM Central Time, 9:00 PM Pacific Time.



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