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2012
Aug
11
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Latin Mass Youth

Quis ut Deus and Trahe Nos were the mottos for this summer's boys' and girls' camps held by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Wausau, WI. St Michael's battle cry, "Who is like God," set the tone for the boys' camp (July 16-20). The girls' camp (July 23-27) motto, "draw us," is taken from the liturgy of the feast of the Immaculate Conception and is a request to the Blessed Virgin Mary to draw us to Herself and to Her Divine Son.  The two camps were intended to promote virtuous friendship and catholic leadership among the youth, assisted by priests, oblates, seminarians, and veteran adult camper volunteers and parents. Choosing to leave their homes for five days, boys and girls from all over America came to these summer camps for a time of fun, competition, and activities—with Holy Mass, confessions, and devotions daily.

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The theme for the boys' camp was manly virtue. The world today tells young men "never grow up." Camp this year was organized into several teams, representing different countries from Christian Europe. Each team had its patron, a canonized king who historically demonstrated catholic leadership and virtue. The boys looked to their patrons as examples throughout the camp activities and competitions. During the camp, the rallying cries could be heard among the teams "ST EDWARD, PRAY FOR US," "VIVA CRISTO REY," or "ST LOUIS, PRIEZ POUR NOUS." The teams competed in numerous engagements including archery, sports, battling in flag wars, and olympic feats of throwing, jumping, and running. Each night, a campfire served as the center of entertainment with skits, jokes, and musical performances.  The final competition was in carpentry. Each team was required to construct something from given materials that would serve for future camps. The results were surprising. From among the projects, the camp now has a Communion rail and holy water font for the chapel, a clothesline for laundry, and a base for a flagpole or banner.

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Taking place a few days later, the girls' camp was identical to the boys' in its intention to help form Catholic youth. Unlike boys, girls are told by the world today that they must grow up and be independent immediately. Thus, the camp was intended to help foster the innocence and purity that girls ought to have in their youth and for the rest of their lives, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Like the boys' camp, the girls' camp was also divided into teams, representing countries. The girls were given holy Catholic queens or other women saints as patrons of each team. The girls had their own daily competitions, with the same stirring cries invoking their holy patrons throughout the day. The final competition was a cooking contest in which each team represented the food from its country. The tasty results included foods from Poland, Spain, England, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, Portugal and France.

The camps were a grace filled time of fun and growth for Catholic youth, supported by prayer and the sacraments. Each day began with the Holy Mass, during which confession was offered by two Institute priests. The priests of the Institute preached inspiring sermons on being real Catholic men and women who, enlightened with the Catholic faith and strengthened by grace, necessarily become leaders through catholic example. Each day after dinner, there the rosary was recited in procession, led by campers bearing a statue of Our Lady. At the end of each day, after campfire entertainment, one of the Canons concluded the evening with prayer, after which the camp remained in silence until breakfast the next day. Each week of camp closed with a Solemn High Mass offered at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau. We wish all the campers a blessed school year, and we look forward to seeing them all next summer.

Abbé Anthony Almeter, seminarian

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2012
Jul
16
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Father Herman

On the Feast of Most Precious Blood, a special celebration at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis marked a milestone in the priestly life of one of the Institute's affiliated priests: Father Jean-Pierre Herman, who celebrated his 25th Ordination Anniversary. Originally from Belgium, Father Herman was received as an affiliate priest of the Institute in 2011 at the Canons' Retreat in St. Louis. This past year he has been welcomed by the community at Old St. Patrick's Oratory in Kansas City, as well as at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis. We are most grateful for his presence in our apostolates, and for the opportunity to celebrate his twenty-five years dedicated to the service of Holy Mother Church.

Following the 10:00 AM Solemn High Mass celebrated by Father Herman at the Oratory, made more glorious by the music sung by the choirs of St. Francis de Sales Oratory, Louis Vierne's Messe solennelle, a joyous reception was prepared for Father in the hall. Joined by the faithful, Father Herman recalled in thanksgiving his priestly ordination twenty-five years ago, and received a gift presented on behalf of the Institute's Superiors by the Substitute of the Provincial.

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2012
June
21
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Sacred Heart Society

From the four corners of the United States dozens of friends of the Institute came to the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago for the national retreat of the lay Society of the Sacred Heart. The Very Reverend Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General, presided over these annual spiritual exercises.

This retreat opened on Friday, June 15, with Solemn High Mass and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament offered by Monsignor Wach for the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Solemn High Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin was celebrated on Saturday morning by Monsignor Wach. All present renewed the consecration to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception following this Holy Mass.

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Preached by Monsignor Wach and Canons of the Institute, the conferences focused on the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales, the importance of the Holy Mass and Liturgy, and the daily rule of life practiced by Society members.

On Saturday evening Monsignor Wach conferred the Cross of St. Francis de Sales and thus received into the Society of the Sacred Heart friends of the Institute who had attended the general retreat the previous year. The canonical Hour of Compline being part of the daily prayer life of a member of the Society, this night office of the Church was chanted as well.

On Sunday, June 17, the several hundred faithful assisted at the Solemn High Mass of the External Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart which closed this annual retreat. Monsignor Wach conferred the cassock to two new clerical oblates, thus receiving the two men into the ecclesiastical family of the Institute. The oblates having made their commitment to serve the Church, the many faithful present participated in the chant of the Litany of the Most Sacred Heart, imploring an abundance of graces and blessings upon these generous young souls and their future years of service.

After the festive reception which followed the Mass and ceremony, a concert of Renaissance and Early Baroque music was offered as a cultural ending to this happy gathering of the Institute's spiritual family.

This fourth annual national retreat for the Society of the Sacred Heart in the United States strengthened the unity of the Institute's spiritual family through Liturgy, Salesian spirituality, and fraternal friendship.

Special thanks to Mr. Jay Balza for the photos.

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2012
June
9
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Holy Hill Pilgrimage

With the fatherly presence of the Founder and Prior General of the Institute, Monsignor Gilles Wach, many hundreds of faithful and friends of the Institute participated in a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians at the Basilica popularly known as "Holy Hill" near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 2.

Large chapters of faithful from St. Stanislaus Oratory in Milwaukee, from St. Joseph's Oratory in Green Bay, from St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, St. Mary's in Cashton, from St. Mary Oratory in Rockford, and from the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, as well as some pilgrims from the East and the West coasts, all converged on Holy Hill in thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the many graces received by the Institute.

The large crowd of pilgrims walked in procession through the woods and up the hill praying the Rosary and singing Marian hymns. Inside the crowded Basilica Monsignor Gilles Wach was the celebrant of a beautiful Solemn High Mass of Ember Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost with Canon Andreas Hellmann serving as deacon and Canon Michael Stein as subdeacon. Many members of the choirs of the participating apostolates joined together to provide the beautiful choral music and Gregorian Chant.

In his sermon Monsignor Wach underscored the persecutions which the Church had endured ever since the first days following Pentecost, as its Divine Founder had foretold to the apostles. We benefit today from those many tempests which the Barque of Peter has weathered throughout each chapter of the history of the Church. Today we should not then be surprised or despondent by the hostility of a society which is no longer Christian. We should rather be grateful for the confidence which God gives to us who have the opportunity to live in times which are tragic for the world, but which are also truly blessed for those who persevere in faith through the grace of God.

After the outdoor picnic lunch which followed Holy Mass, the faithful gathered for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament offered by Canon Benoit Jayr, Rector of St. Stanislaus Oratory in Milwaukee. The Consecration of the Institute to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was also fervently renewed by the numerous good souls present. A wonderful manifestation of the family spirit of the Institute, this pilgrimage expressed the power of charity to unite the faithful in the sacred Liturgy of Holy Mother Church.

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2012
June
3
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Priest retreat

From May 21-25, all Institute priests serving in the American Province met at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis for an annual retreat. Monsignor Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute, came from Gricigliano to preach to the assembled priests during this time of recollection. There were a total of 14 priests attending the American retreat, including US nationals Canon Jason Apple, General Prefect at the Seminary and former Vicar at St. Francis de Sales in St. Louis, and Canon Michael Stein, currently serving at Our Lady of Lourdes in Libreville in Gabon, Africa. Also present at the retreat was Father Jean-Pierre Herman, an affiliate priest of the Institute.

Similar retreats were preached by Monsignor Wach to the priests of the Institute: last March in Germany and last October in France. In all cases, the canons had the opportunity to pray the Divine Office together, and share fraternal meals as a community. These retreats have been indispensable for renewing the interior lives of the priests, as well as for the fraternal unity of the Institute.

For the community of faithful in St. Louis, this is the second time this Institute apostolate served as the setting for the annual retreat. The generous Midwestern hospitality displayed so wonderfully at last year's priests' retreat was more than matched by a repeat this year. Many individuals and families put in countless volunteer hours to prepare the former convent building in order to accommodated the visiting clergy.  The preparation for the retreat included renovating the convent chapel, so that additional altars were available for the priests' private Masses.

On Thursday evening, Monsignor Wach was the celebrant of a Solemn High Mass, with Canon Jason Apple and Canon Aaron Huberfeld, two former vicars of the Oratory, as Deacon and Subdeacon, respectively. All the faithful had the opportunity to greet Monsignor Wach, the visiting priests, and their former vicars in a festive reception in the Oratory Hall after Mass. In his address of the faithful Monsignor Wach once again reiterated his appreciation of the faithful's collaborative work with the Institute in St. Louis and elsewhere in the United States. On behalf of the Institute and all the clergy who attended the retreat this year, Monsignor expressed his deep gratitude to the St. Louis faithful for their generous spirit and caring support of the Institute and its priests.

Special thanks to Jerry Naunheim Photography for the group photo and the photos of Thursday's Mass.

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2012
Apr
14
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Holy Hill

On Pentecost Saturday, June 2, the Institute is organizing a Marian pilgrimage to the national shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians in the beautiful Basilica known as "Holy Hill," near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This splendid Marian shrine is centrally located between many apostolates of the Institute in Wisconsin and Illinois. Thus it is more convenient for a large number of friends and faithful of the Institute to honor our Blessed Mother, to whom the Institute is consecrated, and to gather together in the family spirit of charity, fruit of the spirituality of the Institute.

This year the Very Reverend Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General, will celebrate Solemn High Mass for the pilgrimage.

The program of events for this pilgrimage is listed below:

  • 12:00 noon Gathering of pilgrims in the lower parking lot
  • 12:15 pm Opening prayer and outdoor Rosary procession
  • 1:30 pm Solemn High Mass in the Upper Basilica celebrated by Very Reverend Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General
  • 3:00 pm Family picnic—bring your lunch
  • 5:00 pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the St. Therese Crypt Chapel
  • 5:30 pm Dismissal

For information regarding organized transportation, please contact your local Institute apostolate.

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2012
Apr
10
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England Latin Mass

With great joy and solemnity, the Shrine Church of Ss. Peter and Paul and Philomena officially opened on Saturday, March 24, the anticipated feast of the Annunciation. Holy Mass was celebrated at 10:30 AM by Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General of the Institute, in the presence of His Lordship, the Rt Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, who preached the homily. Located in seaside city of New Brighton, Wirral, this is the first shrine church in England entrusted to the care of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, and dedicated to the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, including all the sacraments.

For this special occasion, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI offered a papal blessing with an attached plenary indulgence to all who assist at this special opening Mass, as follows:

The Apostolic Penitentiary, empowered by a faculty granted to it in a special way by our Holy Father Benedict XVI, by Divine Providence Pope, happily grants his Lordship the Most Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, that, on the 24th March next, on which the pastoral care of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and St Philomena is solemnly entrusted to the members of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, after the offering of the Divine Sacrifice, he may impart to all the faithful present, who, their souls entirely separated from attachment to sin, take part in the sacred mysteries, a Papal Blessing with an attached Plenary Indulgence, which may be gained under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion and Prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff).

This papal decree was an added blessing to an event already overflowing with infinite graces, and the effect was keenly felt by the large crowd. Exceeding the original expectation of 400, approximately 1,100 souls came to the Mass which re-opened this beloved landmark.

Beautifully decorated with ivy and floral arrangements, the shrine church was the prefect setting for the majestic Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form which heralded its new mission.  A choir of the Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus chanted the propers of the Mass for the feast of the Annunciation, honoring both the Incarnation and the fiat of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Known as the "Dome of Home" because its large green dome was a visible sign of home to the sailors at sea, this landmark church had closed its doors in August 2008. Since its erection as a shrine church by Bishop Davies last October, it had taken many months of repair work to make it suitable for the celebration of Holy Mass at its High Altar.

The symbolism of a beacon—of hope and of home—had been repeatedly attached to the new Shrine Church of Ss. Peter and Paul and Philomena. Bishop Davies concluded in his homily: "We wish to recognise in this Shrine Church set high on the Wirral horizon not simply a landmark but a beacon announcing hope to passing generations. So above the mists of confusion which obscure our vision, the storms of controversy which unsettle us we may turn our gaze always towards Christ, loving and redeeming us, in the Sacrifice and Sacrament of the Altar."

It is the aim of this Shrine Church that progressively more Eucharistic Adorations will be offered, to eventually reach the goal of perpetual adoration. In only one week since the opening Mass, telephone inquiries have multiplied, with many requests for baptism, confirmation, and confessions. Please join the Institute as we joyfully serve Christ the King in this new venture, and in our prayers for the full restoration of the Shrine Church of Ss Peter and Paul and Philomena.

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2012
Feb
9
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Pro-Life Catholic

Institute priests and faithful joined in pro-life gatherings across the nation.

In California Canon Henry Fragelli and a large group of faithful from the Institute's Oakland and Santa Clara apostolates participated in the annual West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco.

In the Mid-west a large pro-life event was held on Sunday, January 22, at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, Wisconsin. St. Mary's imposing edifice in the center of the city provides a rallying point for manifesting a pro-life witness. Rosary procession, Pro-Life chain, and an engaging speaking presentation were among the activities.

On the East Coast, Canon Jean-Marie Moreau and a busload of faithful from the Institute's Oratory of St. Anthony in West Orange, New Jersey, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the national March for Life.

May Our Lady of Guadalupe, intercede on behalf of the unborn!

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2012
Jan
13
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Latin Mass Rome

On December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest organized for the fourth consecutive year a candlelight procession in honor of Mary Immaculate through the very heart of Rome.

Very Reverend Msgr. Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche, Undersecretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, presided over the procession, which began at the Church of Jesus and Mary (Chiesa Gesu e Maria), the home of the Institute's apostolate in Rome.

A representative group of canons and seminarians of the Institute, along with priest friends and clergy led the faithful in singing Marian hymns and in reciting the Holy Rosary. A very large crowd of about 2000 people, following the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima brought for the occasion by the Association Luci sull'Est, filed down the Via del Corso and through other avenues which serve as main arteries through the center of the city, passing along the way such well-known Roman landmarks as the Pantheon, Chiesa Santa Maria in Aquiro, Piazza Colonna, and Palazzo Montecitorio. Along the way the Madonna was greeted with ringing church bells, wholehearted applause and cries of "Viva Maria," as festive music was played at intervals by a band of the Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy.

Upon the arrival of the procession at the Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, His Eminence, Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyas, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of Clergy and former President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, offered Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and delivered a closing ferverino in this splendid Gothic basilica of the Dominican Fathers.

The Institute is very grateful to the eminent clergy who were present, as well as to the groups which helped with organizing this procession such as Luci sull'Est, the Lepanto Foundation, and the Association Cristo Re of Livorno, among so many others.

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2011
Oct
29
Posted in Events
Our Lady Help of Christians Pilgrimage

As Cardinal Raymond Burke and the Institute in Europe were making their annual pilgrimage of vocations to the Basilica of St. Therese in Lisieux, France, on October 15, the canons and faithful of the Institute in the American Midwest made their first pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Robinsonville, near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The apparition of Our Lady to Adele Brise on October 9, 1859, is the first Marian apparition in the United States to receive diocesan approval. It followed close upon the dedication of the United States to the Immaculate Conception in 1847, the proclamation of that dogma in 1854, and the Marian apparitions at Lourdes in 1858. The Queen of Heaven asked Sister Adele to pray and offer sacrifices for the conversion of sinners and to teach the catechism to the children of the region. Our Lady promised her help in this mission. Now more than ever, we should not hesitate to fly to Our Lady of Good Help to beg her assistance in educating the youth and building a true Catholic culture.

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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
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