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2009
Apr
27
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At a Wednesday audience in early April, Monsignor Wach presented Reverend Mother Mary of the Love of God of the Adorers of the Royal Heart to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The other Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart were also present. Engaging the Reverend Mother in conversation for several minutes, the Holy Father graciously granted the Apostolic Blessing upon our young and ever-growing community of Sisters, as well as upon all members of the Institute and the faithful of its apostolates.

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Meeting with Our Holy Father
Meeting with Our Holy Father
Meeting with Our Holy Father

2009
Apr
23
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His Holiness Pope Benedict XVIOur Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI kindly expresses his gratitude to all of the many people who offered him the very abundant spiritual bouquet presented to him by the Institute in March. The following letter has been received from the Vatican Secretariat of State:

I gladly confirm the reception of your letter with which you have presented a rich spiritual bouquet with promises of prayers for Our Holy Father from the faithful who are associated with the Institute of Christ the King in many places across the United States.

His Holiness has asked me to convey his gratitude to all of you for this beautiful sign of fidelity to the successor of St. Peter and of his service as universal Shepherd.

Pope Benedict XVI includes your intentions in his prayers as well and grants you wholeheartedly the desired Apostolic blessing.

With best Easter wishes and kind regards,

Monsignor Gabriel Caccia
Assessor

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2009
Mar
4
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During his recent visit to California, Monsignor Schmitz celebrated a Solemn High Mass in honor of Our Blessed Mother on Saturday, February 21, at the Mission church Santa Clara de Asís. The location of this historic Mission is not far from the apostolate of the Institute in Santa Clara, the Oratory of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. A large number of faithful of the Oratory, as well as from the Institute's Oakland apostolate at St. Margaret Mary's, were present for this Holy Mass and provided the Gregorian chant and choral music, as well as the liturgical service at the altar.

Located on the campus of Santa Clara University, this mission was founded on January 12, 1777 by Blessed Junípero Serra. Ruined and rebuilt six times, the present church was rebuilt in the 1920s, and consecrated in 1929.

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Mass at Santa Clara Mission
Mass at Santa Clara Mission
Mass at Santa Clara Mission
Mass at Santa Clara Mission
Mass at Santa Clara Mission
Mass at Santa Clara Mission
Mass at Santa Clara Mission
Mass at Santa Clara Mission

2009
Feb
17
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Amid the anti-Catholic sentiment in the media of today, please remember to pray for our beloved Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, that God may continue to grant him an abundance  of spiritual wisdom and strength to guide the Barque of Peter through the difficult waters of our times.

Desiring to show our filial support and gratitude to our Holy Father, the Institute of Christ the King wishes to offer an abundant spiritual bouquet to His Holiness. Your prayers are needed. To participate in this spiritual bouquet, please use our online form, which will be available until Saturday, March 7. Simply indicate the number and types of prayers you wish to offer. This spiritual bouquet will then be presented directly to His Holiness.

May God bless you for your prayers and sacrifices on behalf of His Vicar on earth.

[Note: The spiritual bouquet form is now closed.]

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2008
Dec
8
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CONSTITUTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF CHRIST THE KING APPROVED BY THE HOLY SEE: CANONS AND OBLATES LIVE PROPER IDENTITY ACCORDING TO CANONICAL FORM OF LIFE.

With the Decree Saeculorum Rex signed by the President of the Commission Ecclesia Dei, Dario Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, in the name of the Roman Pontiff, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest was elevated to the status of Pontifical Right on October 7th 2008, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This favor was granted after a mature deliberation conducted according to the traditional procedures of the Roman Curia, including several positive Apostolic Visitations and the affirmative consultation of over fifty Bishops in whose Dioceses the Institute is present.

The canonical form of the Institute's life is mainly expressed in the emphasis its constitutions put on the regular and solemn celebration of the Sacred Liturgy during the day, foremost through the solemnity of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is the focus of the community life, but also through the Holy Office, which, in its recited or chanted form, regulates and sanctifies the daily work. After the example of the secular Canons in the history of the Church, the Canons and Oblates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest have the goal to spread the kingdom of Christ and to evangelize the world through the sanctification of life with the liturgical celebrations instituted by Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest and cultivated by the Church under the guidance of the Holy Ghost. For this reason, the members of the Institute make the glorification of God in the Liturgy the focus of their fraternal unity and of their apostolic work. Both are expressed in their Choir habit, which underscores their canonical order of life. The blue color of the choir habit signifies their consecration to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception as their main patroness and their devotion to St. Francis de Sales as the example of their desire for an ever greater charity. With these are combined the spirit of true Romanity and a faithful attachment to the Vicar of Christ on earth.

Now approved by the Holy See, the Institute's canonical order of life as established by its constitutions under the governance of Monsignor the Prior General seals the distinctive identity of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. The Canons and Oblates of the Institute are humbled by the fact that their very own charism and identity was approved by the highest ecclesiastical authority. They promise to live the spirit and letter of their constitutions to the fullest, well knowing that perfection is a gift of God and that all their efforts can only come to fruition if commenced, accompanied and accomplished by divine grace.

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2008
June
2
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Abbe Alexander Willweber receives Papal Medal

On June 2, Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, conferred upon Abbé Alexander Willweber the Bene Merenti Papal Medal, an award given by the Holy Father himself for outstanding work done for Holy Mother Church. Abbé Alexander, a professional designer by trade, has been the artistic consultant for the Institute of Christ the King since his entrance as an oblate. He is not only responsible for the creative composition of the interior of St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, but has undertaken many other church design projects in the US, Europe, and Africa.

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2007
Oct
3
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On Wednesday, October 3, Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King, had a very special surprise visit with the Holy Father at  the General Audience! His Holiness, recognizing Msgr. Wach at the front row amidst the  pilgrims awaiting his passing by, graciously stopped for a short conversation in which he commented on the Institute's large number of vocations and inquired about its latest developments. View Images

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2007
Jul
7
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The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest profoundly thanks His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" and promises continuous grateful prayers for his person and all his intentions.

Ad multos annos! Feliciter!

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