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2017
Dec
23
Posted in General

"O Lord, send us many holy priests!" It is the custom in the worldwide apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to add this invocation to the Divine Praises which are recited at each Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. By the grace of God obtained through the prayers of the Institute's family and friends, 87 seminarians are currently in formation to serve Holy Mother Church one day as priests of Jesus Christ.

At St. Philip Neri International Seminary in Gricigliano, near Florence, Italy, about one in every three seminarians comes from the United States and Canada. Having participated in the preparatory year of discernment and formation in the Institute's apostolates in the United States, over 30 seminarians from North America then proceed to mount the altar step by step over the course of seven years, receiving the various Minor and Major Orders of the Church after much prayer, study, and work in the community life of the international seminary. 

Priestly Ordinations conferred in St. Louis by Cardinal Burke in 2014

Photo credit: Donald Lee Photography

With heartfelt gratitude to Divine Providence, it is our joy to announce the upcoming priestly ordinations which will take place this summer in the United States. With the gracious permission of His Grace, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, several American deacons will be ordained to the holy priesthood at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, Missouri, on the morning of Thursday, August 2, 2018, on the First Thursday of the month—day traditionally dedicated to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be conferred by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.  

The Institute's Founder and Prior General, Very Reverend Monsignor Gilles Wach, along with the Seminary Rector and Co-Founder, Reverend Canon Philippe Mora, will be present for this special occasion, along with many Canons and members of the Institute family. The names of those to be ordained will be announced in the coming months after the important period of exams and scrutiny which is a necessary part of preparation before Holy Orders. 

The Institute is profoundly grateful to all who have offered prayers for these future priests, especially through the St. Philip Neri Seminary Society's program of spiritual adoption by which the faithful pray daily for a particular seminarian.  With deep appreciation the Institute likewise is very thankful to all of the generous benefactors of its International Seminary.

 The Institute welcomes all friends and faithful who would like to attend this Ordination ceremony. Details will be made available in the coming months. Everyone is likewise invited to pray for these several deacons as they prepare to become ordained sons of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at the service of Holy Mother Church and for the good of souls.   

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 To see photos of the 2014 Ordinations in St. Louis, click here, here, and here

 

 

 

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2017
Dec
23
Posted in General

On the evening of December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Institute continued the annual tradition of a candlelight procession through the streets of Rome in honor of Mary Immaculate. This year the procession was presided by His Eminence, Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Müller.

The procession began at Gesu e Maria Church (Via del Corso, 45), which has been home to the Institute’s Rome apostolate for over 20 years. The Prior General of the Institute, Monsignor Gilles Wach, was present along with the Institute’s Co-Founder and Seminary Rector, Canon Philippe Mora. Many canons and seminarians joined in the procession, as well as a group of Sisters Adorers. Dozens of prelates and clergy participated in this event to honor Mary Immaculate during this centennial year of the Fatima Apparitions.

The procession passed before the Pantheon and, despite the rain, arrived finally at the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, where Cardinal Müller celebrated Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

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Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
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Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller
Marian Procession in Rome with Cardinal Muller

2017
Dec
22
Posted in General

For the 5th year in a row, Sursum Corda will be leading a brigade to the March for Life in Washington D.C.! Come join us this year as we take part in a pilgrimage to fight for life! As always, led by the Institute Canons, we will attend with the same spirit of reparation we have beheld for past years.


Who can attend?
Anyone! young adults, couples, families, minors.

Registration Deadline for all: January 4th, 2018

Where and how?
Thanks to a growing number of attendants, we are able to offer two buses from the Midwest this year, but there are only 50 spaces available on each bus!

Bus #1: Departs from Chicago.
Bus #2: Departs from Kansas City with a stop in St. Louis

Hotel Info: Hyatt Regency. 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Cost: This year, the cost has been set at $250.
This includes a spot on a chartered bus and 2-night hotel stay in D.C.

Registration is complete with three easy steps: 
1 - Fill out registration form and waivers (see links below). 
2 - Write check for registration fee (made out to either the Shrine or SFdS) and itemized: March for Life 2018 
3 - Mail check and registration form to either: 

(Bus #1) Shrine of Christ the King 6415 S. Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637 
(Bus #2) St. Francis de Sales Oratory 2653 Ohio Ave Saint Louis, Missouri 63118 

Registration with payment must be received by January 4th. Your place will not be reserved until registration is paid and forms (Registration form & Waiver) are signed and submitted (all together)! 

For those under 18 have parents sign permission form and waiver. There will be designated chaperones for those under 18. If you are over 21 and would like to fulfill this role let me know.

We look forward to making this important pilgrimage together!

Registration Form

Adult Waiver

Minor Waiver

 

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2017
Dec
16
Posted in General

The Institute’s titular feast of Christ the King is always a cause for special rejoicing in all our apostolates. This was particularly true this year at Old St. Patrick’s Oratory in Kansas City, Missouri, which had the great privilege of welcoming His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider for a Pontifical High Mass. As Bishop Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan, is not the local ordinary, the Mass was celebrated “at the faldstool” rather than from the throne, a privilege reserved to the local bishop and cardinals. The Mass, celebrated to a full church, was accompanied by sacred polyphony by the Oratory’s dedicated choir. In his very edifying sermon, the bishop spoke of the Cristeros as a modern example of heroic witness to the rights of Christ the King.

After Mass, the faithful were able to venerate a first-class relic of Blessed Emperor Charles of Austria, to whom a shrine is dedicated at the Oratory. During his brief reign, Blessed Charles governed according to the Church’s social teaching and did his best to bring the First World War to a peaceful conclusion. We were honored on the occasion of this Pontifical Mass by the presence of Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Maria Anna Galitzine, a granddaughter of Emperor Charles.

The feast of Christ the King this year coincided with the anniversary of ordination of Old St. Patrick’s outgoing rector, Canon Glenn Gardner. After the meticulous months of planning for this unforgettable week-end, this was a fitting conclusion for Canon’s years of service at Old St. Patrick’s.

We are grateful to Bishop Schneider for making time during his busy tour of the United States to visit Kansas City. The evening before the feast of Christ the King, a conference jointly sponsored by the Emperor Charles League of Prayer was held under the presidency of Bishop Schneider, who spoke about the reign of Christ the King as exemplified in the reign of Emperor Charles. The conference also featured a very moving talk by Miss Suzanne Pearson on the theme “Reflections of Christ the King in the Life of Blessed Karl.”

Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!

Photos courtesy of Jay Balza

 

 

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Christ the King Weekend in Kansas City
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Christ the King Weekend in Kansas City
Christ the King Weekend in Kansas City
Christ the King Weekend in Kansas City
Christ the King Weekend in Kansas City

2017
Dec
16
Posted in General

July 1-10, 2018

An invitation to Florence, Italy to participate in Ordinations Week 2018 for the Seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest; a rare window into an extraordinary week in the life of the men who will ensure the continuation of the Classical Roman Liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, our most sacred treasure! The crown jewel of the week is the awesome Pontifical Mass of Ordination for the Priesthood with Cardinal Raymond Burke followed by a festive banquet at the Institute’s Motherhouse in Gricigliano and a spectacular fireworks show overlooking the hills of Tuscany! 

Also travel to the Adriatic Coast to visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo and the Cave of St. Michael the Archangel in Mont San'Angelo. Finally travel to Rome by way of Mugnano del Cardinale (Int'l. Shrine of St. Philomena) for the last two evenings in the Eternal City; the physical heart of the Catholic Church! 

Come join us on this pilgrimage of gratitude to Christ the King for the tremendous blessing of future priests!

All-inclusive cost from Chicago is $3395 up until March 15 /$300 more thereafter 

Inquire for the cost from all other cities.  Space is limited. 

For more information go to: www.syversentouring.com/florence or call 1-800-334-5425

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2017
Dec
15
Posted in General

From the Sea of Galilee to Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, Bethlehem, Ein Kerem, Bethany & Jerusalem, the holy City of David, visit Old and New Testament sites, walking in the steps of the Patriarchs and Prophets, the Apostles, the Holy Parents, Joseph and Mary, and our King and Saviour, Jesus Christ, a wonderful Easter Week pilgrimage to the Ancient Lands of the Holy Bible with Canon Joel Estrada from April 3-12, 2018!  All-inclusive cost from Newark, NJ is $3795.00. Sign-up by Jan. 31, 2018 to save $100.00. Call for cost from all other cities. For info go to www.syversentouring.com/holyland or call 1-800-334-5425

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018 - Flyer

 

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018 - Brochure

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2017
Dec
1
Posted in General

Institute Reopens Church in Naples, Italy

His Eminence, Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, has entrusted to the Institute the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary “alle Pigne” (Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario alle Pigne). Along with the canonical establishment of this apostolate, Cardinal Sepe has nominated as Rector of the church Canon Louis Valadier.

Located in Piazza Cavour in downtown Naples about a ten minute walk from the Cathedral, Our Lady of the Rosary Church “alle Pigne” had suffered damage in the 1980 earthquake. Despite restoration work in the 1990s, it had not been reopened. Dating from the 17th century, the church is the artistic masterpiece of Arcangelo Guglielmelli.

At the invitation of Cardinal Sepe, the Institute clergy and local faithful worked to prepare the church for the solemn ceremony of reopening on Friday evening, October 6. To represent the Cardinal at the ceremony, the Most Reverend Lucio Lemmo, Auxiliary Bishop, presided. The Prior general of the Institute, Monsignor Gilles Wach, was present, along with the Institute’s resident clergy in Naples, Canon Louis Valadier, ​Canon Guillaume Fenoll, ​

Canon Florian Braun, and seminarian Abbe Andrea De Pas​cale. The Archbishop’s Delegate for the union of Catholic Works attended, as well as several civil and military authorities, such as the Commandant of the Carabinieri of the City’s Stella neighborhood.

The statue of Our Lady of the Rosary on the exterior façade of the church was solemnly crowned. Bishop Lemmo blessed the restored wooden statue of Our Lady of the Rosary venerated above the high altar. Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Wach.

The evening’s events included a performance by the Giubileo choir, which sang popular songs of Neapolitan tradition, festive fireworks, and a buffet reception.

The apostolate website is http://www.icrss.it/napoli/. Mass is celebrated daily at 7:00pm.

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Institute Reopens Church in Naples
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Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
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Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
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Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
Institute Reopens Church in Naples
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