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2017
May
17
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The 2017 Institute of Christ the King Choir Camp will take place from Sunday, August 6 to Friday, August 11, 2017. Registration is open for choristers ages 10 -18. In the rolling hills of Maple Mount, Kentucky, the Ursuline Motherhouse in Mount St. Joseph will once again be the setting for our week-long workshop on Sacred Music. The generously hospitable facilities include air-conditioned classrooms and dormitories, a spacious dining hall and rehearsal rooms, and ample outdoor areas for organized recreational activities.

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2017
Jan
16
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Travel to France, Spain & Portugal to take part in the annual Institute of Christ the King pilgrimage with His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke and our founder, Monsignor Gilles Wach, this year taking place in Fátima, Portugal on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions!

The pilgrim route will begin in Spain at the Shrine of the Black Madonna of Montserrat before crossing into France for two nights in beautiful Lourdes at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains where 14-year-old St. Bernadette was honored by the extraordinary visits of Our Blessed Mother in 1858! Heading south over the Spanish Highlands, the route will bring us to Old Castile for two nights in the land of the great Carmelite mystic saints, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila! The pilgrimage will be crowned by four days in Portugal to take part in the Institute's Fátima Centenary pilgrimage with Cardinal Burke, to include a Pontifical High Mass and a conference with His Eminence, and close with a visit to Lisbon, the maritime city of St. Anthony!

Dates: October 26-November 5, 2017

All-inclusive cost from Chicago is $2995 
Inquire for the cost from all other cities.  Space is limited.

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

 

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2017 Pilgrimage to Lourdes & Fátima
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2016
Aug
3
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Sixth Annual Sursum Corda Weekend
August 12th -15th at Mundelein Seminary

Sursum Corda is a nationwide initiative to foster the spiritual lives of the young adults in the apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King. For the sixth year in a row, Sursum Corda is offering a social and spiritual weekend for young people ages 18 and up, August 12-15. The event will be held on the beautiful grounds of Mundelein Seminary just north of Chicago. Canon Huberfeld will be the chaplain for the camp, and several other canons are sure to be there as well. The program includes daily Mass, prayer in common and opportunity for confession, faith formation classes and discussions, and other social activities for young men and women.

The weekend begins with check-in at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 12 at Mundelein and will end on Monday, August 15 at 12:00 PM. This year's admission fee is $225. Spaces are filling fast!

Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest!

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2016
Apr
12
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For Children and Young Adults

Camp 2016 registration is open! Please register today as space is limited.

For the seventh year, the Institute of Christ the King will return to beautiful Mount Saint Joseph for the annual Music Camp. It will take place from Sunday, August 7 to Friday, August 12, 2016. Registration is open for children and young adults ages 10-24.

Nestled among the rolling hills of Maple Mount, Kentucky, the Ursuline Motherhouse provides an ideal setting for our week-long workshop on Sacred Music and a terrific Summer Camp experience for our youngsters. The generously hospitable facilities include air-conditioned classrooms, a spacious dining hall and rehearsal rooms, as well as ample outdoor areas for organized recreational activities. (Children's activities will be supervised.)

Throughout the week, all participants will be immersed daily in music making. The choristers attend classes in Latin, Gregorian chant, music theory, and vocal technique. Young adult participants will attend special classes in composition and score study as well as rehearsal technique.  Spiritual Conferences are given by the attending Chaplain. 

Daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the excellent acoustic of the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel. In addition to the music program, the campers will also enjoy many fun activities guided by the camp counselors. Space is limited.

 

Register Online for Choir Camp

Please register online below. The cost is $450 for per student. After completing the online registration, please send a check or money order made payable to "Saint Francis de Sales Oratory" to:

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory
c/o Nick Botkins/Choir Camp 2015
2653 Ohio Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Chorister's Name*:
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Phone*:
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2015
Dec
18
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Led by a Canon of the Institute as chaplain from June 30 – July 9, 2016, the pilgrims will begin with two full days in the Basilicas and Shrines of Rome. They will attend Sunday Mass at the Institute’s Apostolate in Chiesa Gesu e Maria in the heart of Rome, as well as the Sunday Angelus of the Holy Father in St. Peter’s Square. En route to Florence, they will then visit the Basilica at Orvieto, site of a Eucharistic miracle. Pilgrims will see the young seminarians receive their cassocks and Minor Orders. They will assist at the Pontifical Masses of Ordinations for the Deacons and Subdeacons, as well as for the Priests, which will be conferred by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. They will participate in a guided tour of St. Philip Neri International Seminary and of the Institute’s Motherhouse, while visiting the beautiful seminary grounds nestled in the Florentine hills among the olive groves and vineyards. Pilgrims are invited to join the seminarians for buffet dinner and Ordinations banquet with fireworks. Having assisted at the First Mass of a newly-ordained priest, they will also enjoy an afternoon in Siena, as well as sightseeing in Florence.

Click here to see full pilgrimage brochure and schedule

Departure from Chicago O’Hare. Organized by Pentecost Tours. Base price $3,099 + $699 airline/fuel surcharge. For this early bird rate, a $500 deposit is due March 22.  Please call Pentecost Tours today at (800) 713-9800 because seating is limited. Airline tickets are reserved for only a limited time!

For more information, contact our American provincial headquarters at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago at 773-363-7409 or by email at shrine@institute-christ-king.org

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2016 Ordinations Pilgrimage to Italy

2015
Dec
18
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From Miss Dolores Weber

“There are no words” was an expression I heard used over and over again by my fellow pilgrims on the American 2015 Ordination Pilgrimage to Italy.  The pilgrimage was made up of 28 faithful from across the country and was led by our chaplain, Canon Michael Stein.  The following is my day by day account of our 10 day journey through Florence, Sienna, and Rome!

Day 1: Our journey began at Chicago’s O’Hare international airport.  Our group consisted of faithful from across the country of various ages and backgrounds.  We all became acquainted with each other as we anxiously waited to board the plane.  It was edifying to look around on the flight and see my traveling companions praying with their rosaries in hand. For the inexperienced traveler, this journey was long and tiresome, but we were reminded by our Chaplain that this is just a part of the sacrifice that the seminarians and Canons make many times a year on their travels to and from the Motherhouse.

Day 2: We arrived in Florence and were greeted by our friendly native Roman tour guide.  She reminded us that the purpose of this trip was a spiritual one, that we were not just tourists, but pilgrims coming to experience our Catholic faith at its core. At once we made our way to Holy Mass at the beautiful Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano (the Church of St. Michael and Cajetan) to offer thanks for a safe trip.  Upon entering the Church I first noticed the high altar, and the 11 young deacons practicing for their Priestly Ordination ceremony which would take place in just a few days…  

Day 3: Our tour guide walked us through coble stone streets of Florence, and along the bridge of the Arno River to sightsee the magnificent Duomo, the Piazza Michelangelo, the Piazza dell Signoria, and the art of Fra Angelico at the San Marco Museum.  We gathered at the Chiesa de Santi Michele e Gaetano for the first of three Institute ceremonies we would witness on our travels: the reception of the Cassock and the Incardinations.  The Mass and ceremony began with the grand sight of the long procession of Canons and seminarians who filled half the Church. Seminarians received their new garb that now makes them visibly recognizable servants dedicated to Our Lord!

Day 4: The highly anticipated visit to the Motherhouse and International St. Philip Neri Seminary in Villa Martelli at Gricigiliano took place on this day.  After a winding drive through the Tuscan hills, vineyards and woods, Pilgrims stepped out of the tour bus to be greeted by a banner bearing the Institute coat of arms in between the two St. Mary and St. Joseph buildings.  Lunch and dinner was hosted by the seminary; busy seminarians swarmed about and diligently served us. Some of us sat outside, while others sat in the indoor refectory where the seminarians typically share their meals. Pilgrim members of the St. Philip Neri Seminary Society had an opportunity to meet their spiritually adopted seminarian. Holy Mass was celebrated for us in the Holy Trinity chapel. A tour of the seminary was given to our group: the Martelli family theater, the Red Room parlor, the Chapel, sacristy, the living quarters, library, computer room, the winery and olive groves and vineyards. We also visited the terrace which had a magnificent view of the scenic hills and winding Arno River in the distance.  

Day 5: Our morning began at the Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano once again for the Mass of Ordination for Deacons and Subdeacons.  Another stunning ceremony took place before eyes as those Ordained Deacons received the final Order which prepares them for the Priesthood.  That afternoon we visited Siena, the home of St. Catherine and the magnificent Duomo of Siena.  The Duomo with filled with centuries of  beauty – from the dark blue and gold star ceiling, to the marble floors – all that was used to lift our hearts and minds to the Divine!

Day 6: Ordination Day!  The future priests processed in a church overflowing with faithful. The congregation arose to their feet when the drums declared the entrance of Cardinal Burke. The ornate Ordination ceremony lasted nearly four hours.  After the ceremonies we once again made our way to Gricigiliano to celebrate. Upon our arrival we were hosted for a festive lunch at the Convent of the Sister Adorers. We sat outside and enjoyed the views of Tuscany and mingled with other international guests. The hard work of the sisters and the love of their vocation were evident as they showed us their humble house and restorations.  After our lunch, guests continued the celebration at the seminary, not a far walk from the convent.  There we were given the opportunity to receive the first blessing of the newly Ordained Priests.  After another festive dinner, the night ended with a spectacular firework show that was synced with classical music.  

Day 7: Our day began with Mass at the Seminary in the chapel of the Immaculate Conception. We were honored to attend the first Mass of Canon Commins, one of the newly ordained priests.  There was much excitement at the seminary for the first Masses. We left the seminary and began our bus ride journey to Rome.  Along the way we visited the Orvieto Cathedral which houses a Eucharistic miracle.

Day 8:  Fourth of July was spent at the Vatican where Canon Stein celebrated an early morning Mass at the Altar of Pope St. Pius X in St. Peter’s Basilica. Inside the altar one could see the body of the saint. While our families were back at home celebrating the independence of our country, our group had the same sense of pride for Holy Mother Church as we explored the Vatican museums.  From there we walked to the Pantheon and the Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella.  Providentially, our group was able to have a private tour through Saint Phillip Neri’s private apartment and oratory.

Day 9: Mass was celebrated for us at the Chiesa Gesu e Maria on Via del Corso. From there we walked to the Basilica of St. John Laeteran, the Sancta Scalia -- where we had the opportunity to climb the Holy Stairs, and visit the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Our last night in Rome our group had special dinner together….

Day 10: Our flight departed Rome in the early morning and made it safely back to Chicago.

How wonderful it was to be a part of this pilgrimage! I was in awe as we walked in the footsteps of so many saints and martyrs, attended daily Mass in century old churches, and explored magnificent art and structures. I witnessed the happiness and divine joy at the Ordination Ceremonies in which lives where generously dedicated to service of Christ the King!  It was edifying to visit heart of the Institute in Gricigliano where the Sister Adorers lead a life of prayer and work, and where seminarians are formed into Canons. While there may not be adequate words to describe all that we experienced, the beauty we encountered on this trip will be unforgettable.


From Stephanie Breaux

The ordination pilgrimage to Florence, Italy with the Institute of Christ the King was an awesome spiritual journey enriching my faith and appreciation for all the Institute religious. Canon Michael Stein was the organizer and leader of this 1st ordination pilgrimage celebrating 25 years of the Institute. It was with great anticipation I prepared for the pilgrimage and friends prayed for my spiritual welfare. Each day flowed beautifully, and joy and wonderment filled my spirit as I experienced the peace and happiness of each day of the journey.

There are so many highlights of the pilgrimage and I will attempt to share a few of them. Meeting my spiritual seminarian was very special as I have been praying for his vocation for 2 years, and he is growing in the love of Our Lord and Blessed Mother. Visiting the seminary and seeing the seminarians lives of discipline, commitment, and charity gave me an understanding of why the Institute priests and brothers become the imitators of Christ. The seminarians served us and graciously entertained us in conversation as did the Sister Adorers. I enjoyed the tour of the convent and meeting the sisters was so encouraging to my faith as there are so few professed traditional orders of sisters in the US. They still need work done on the convent structure and I encourage everyone who is able to make donations to the Sisters.

The ordination of the minor orders was done by Bishop Perry and he is so serene and very engaging to everyone. Chicago is fortunate to have Bishop Perry. The ordination ceremonies were beautiful and I felt like I had a taste of heaven with the communion of saints. Archbishop Cordelione ordained the Deacons and Subdeacons, and I enjoyed meeting many of the Deacons and their families after the ordination. The phenomenal numbers of persons attending all of the ordinations were from many parts of the world. I met a nice couple from Finland who were evangelical Lutherans who came to celebrate Canon Tanners ordination. A seminarian from a diocese in Poland came to the ordination with a British priest and he shared with me his love for the traditions of the Church. A gentleman from Switzerland also shared with me his love of the Institute. The ordination of 11 priests by Cardinal Burke impressed upon me the need to pray for our priests daily. The evening celebrations after the priestly ordination were spectacular under the Tuscan sky and moon with fireworks and champagne, and wonderful company.

One side trip that meant a lot to me was Sienna and visiting the home of St. Catherine of Sienna. Kneeling beneath the Cross where she experienced her mystical visions touched my mind and heart. Visiting the site of the Eucharistic miracle of Orvieto was unforgettable. Michaelangelo's Last Judgment prompted me to think of the reality of Our Lord's future coming. The painting was impressionable and I can easily visualize it in my mind.

I cannot forget to mention the tasty meals, inclusive of pizza and gelatto. Our tour guide was Patrizia and she is delightful. She too has a special place in her heart for the traditions of the Church and Cardinal Burke. She also loves cats as much as I do.

I thank Canon Stein for his attention and concern to all the 28 pilgrims entrusted to his care, and I will always conjure up memories of this pilgrimage as I journey through this world to my heavenly home. Christ reigns forever!!

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2015
Nov
20
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April 20-30, 2016 Lourdes & Fatima Pilgrimage with Canon Huberfeld (Wausau, WI) to coincide with the Institute's annual pilgrimage with Cardinal Raymond Burke

Join Canon Aaron Huberfeld (St. Mary’s, Wausau, WI) and the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest on their annual Lourdes pilgrimage with His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke!  Beginning in northeastern Spain at the Mediterranean port of Barcelona and the ancient shrine of the Black Madonna in Montserrat, the pilgrim route will cross over the French Pyrenees to Lourdes, France for two days with Cardinal Burke and the Institute.  From Lourdes, the route will wind its way south over the Spanish Highlands to Castille, Spain, taking in sites of the Carmelite mystics - St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross.  Continuing south, the route will be crowned with three days in Portugal; land of Our Lady of Fátima and the old world capital of Lisbon, birthplace of St. Anthony!

All-inclusive cost from Newark, NJ is $3295. Inquire for the cost from all other cities.

Sign up by January 15th to save $200! Space is limited.
For more information go to: www.syversentouring.com/lourdes or call Canon Huberfeld  
at 1-715-842-9995

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2015
June
11
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Fifth Annual Sursum Corda Weekend
August 14-17, 2015 at Mundelein Seminary

Sursum Corda is a nationwide initiative to foster the spiritual lives of the young adults in the apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King. For the fifth year in a row, Sursum Corda is offering a social and spiritual weekend for young people ages 18 and up, August 14-17, 2015. The event will be held on the beautiful grounds of Mundelein Seminary just north of Chicago. Canon Huberfeld will be the chaplain for the camp, and several other canons are sure to be there as well. The program includes daily Mass, prayer in common and opportunity for confession, faith formation classes and discussions, and other social activities for young men and women.

The weekend begins with check-in at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 14 at Mundelein and will end on Monday, August 17 at 12:00 PM. This year's admission fee is $275. Spaces are filling fast!

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2015
Apr
11
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Sursum Corda's second annual March for Life trip enjoyed some success even before it began, with the number of pilgrims doubling from the previous year and the provision of charter bus to accommodate the growing group. In addition to the physical comforts provided by the bus, one of the most important aspects it contributed was the possibility for all the members to travel as one body and cultivate a unity of spirit. The sense of family and camaraderie aboard the bus was beautifully edifying, as young adults from various apostolates and their friends shared prayers, conversation, and a common purpose. The canons and chaperones were also freed from driving, which allowed for a deeper development of the spiritual life during the long hours to and from Washington D.C.  

A spirit of prayer and reparation guided the group and was present throughout the three days we spent together. Daily Mass, many rosaries and devotions, and countless choruses of Christus Vincit animated our young adults and drew others to us as well. Many marchers commented or asked about Sursum Corda, or simply joined in the rosaries we prayed along Constitution Avenue. One fellow unknown marcher even sang Christus Vincit while he walked beside our sea of "Institute blue" hoodies. Another friend chose to join Sursum Corda instead of his own local young adult group (and even dressed to match).

The events surrounding the actual March provided opportunities for sanctification, recreation, and representation, as we made the most of our stay in the capital. Thursday morning, prior to the March, our whole group visited the pro-life expo in a nearby hotel. What a wonderful opportunity to witness and meet the diversity of the groups fighting for the unborn! It also served as our first opportunity to answer "Who are y'all, and where are you from, and what's all that stuff on your sweatshirts mean?"

Our trip to D.C. blessedly coincided with the presence of a traveling exhibit on the Blessed Mother as depicted in Renaissance and Baroque art. The most important Mother and Birth in history, during a march to save mothers and infants...the significance was not lost on us. A small group visited the museum, where priceless paintings of Our Lady were hung amongst embroidered antique chasubles, small statuary, and the words of both the Memorare and the Litany of Loreto, emblazoned on the wall in large golden letters. It was incredibly moving to see these elements of our faith publicly represented and many of the scenes presented provided food for meditation after our group left and rejoined the group to begin the March.

Waiting on the Mall for the March to begin, we once again saw just how large and diverse the groups are who come to support the right to life. Everything from small family units, to multi-bus groups, from monks in full habit to college students in the latest fashion trends...international representatives were there, as were people from all walks of life and all corners of our country. Sursum Corda, though, was unique...praying the Rosary while waiting and while on the March, and providing a solemn counterpart to the pomp and calls to action evidenced by most of the rest of the gathering. Though a small party in the scheme of the 600-700,000 souls participating, the spirit of our group was evident and remarked upon by others, right down to the guy in the taco truck who gave us two thumbs up and said "that's wonderful! good job!".

After the March concluded, we hurried to prepare for the Pontifical High Mass and to find seating as a family, since the Nellie Gray Mass (named for the March's founder) is traditionally standing-room-only. Bishop Paprocki of Springfield celebrated the Mass and our own Canons Stein and Huberfeld were in choir habit in the Sanctuary. It was a beautiful occasion, and a peaceful and fitting conclusion to a busy day.

Once Mass was over and we'd made our private devotions and thanksgivings, the group split for the evening. Most of the group enjoyed a pizza dinner and a lively Game Night back at the hotel, while a delegation socialized with other young adults and clergy from around the country at an organized social. Each option provided lasting memories and welcome recreation, whether through energetic games of reverse charades or fruitful conversations on everything from Lenten devotions and vocations to hobbies and cultural customs around the country. New friendships were forged, old friendships strengthened and renewed, and it was a tired but happy group that boarded the bus for "sweet home Chicago" the next morning.

While it would be expected that the whirlwind tour, the adrenaline crash, and the quirks of bus travel could lead to grumpy attitudes or frayed nerves on the return ride...this was not the case. Happy conversations and cooperation were even more in evidence, and after a heartfelt chanting of Compline (during which each side of the bus formed a choir), our 54 ambassadors for life pulled up to the Shrine with a final burst of Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus, Christus Imperat!

A large, grateful “thank you!” to all of our Institute family and friends who sponsored individuals, remained at home and took up extra duties to enable our absences, hosted us along the way, and kept us in their prayers. You were most assuredly in ours, and the realization of all the souls who were marching for life in spirit with us is both humbling and inspiring.

- Miss Heidi Knuth, Sursum Corda Chicago

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Institute Young Adult Group at March for Life
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2015
Apr
9
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Ave Verum, from Choir Camp 2014

The Institute's Choir Camp 2015 will take place during the first week of August and will be held again in Kentucky at Mount Saint Joseph, the Motherhouse of the Ursuline Order. As in previous years, the campers will be immersed in an authentically Catholic setting of study, prayer, and play, under the guidance of faculty members led by Mr. Botkins, Abbe Alex and other adult counselors. The campers' daily routine will include studying vocal technique, Gregorian chant, Latin and composition; assisting at daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form; Rosary walks; chanting the Litany of the Sacred Heart, and many opportunities to work together, play together, and perform. A priest of the Institute will be present for daily Mass and confessions. The intensive training from previous camps has already borne rich fruits, and contributed significantly to the beautiful liturgy we experience every Sunday at St. Francis de Sales Oratory. As do many eager campers, we look forward to a fruitful Choir Camp 2015!

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Choir Camp 2015: August 2-7
Choir Camp 2015: August 2-7
Choir Camp 2015: August 2-7
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