18 June 2007

Please Pray for These Men

Priests of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest. Front row, from left: Fr. Olivier Meney (Wausau, WI); Fr. Philippe Mora (Seminary Rector); Msgr. Gilles Wach (Prior General); Msgr. R. Michael Schmitz (U.S. Provincial); Fr. Jean-Marie Moreau (Green Bay, WI); Fr. Michael Wiener (Oakland, CA). Back row, from left: Fr. Matthew Talarico (newly ordained and will be assigned in U.S.); Fr. Karl Lenhardt (U.S. Vice-Provincial and Prior of St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis); Fr. Denis Buchholz (Kansas City, MO); Fr. Andreas Hellmann (Chicago); Fr. Glenn Gardner (Wausau, WI); Fr. Brian Bovee (Rockford, IL); Fr. William Avis (newly ordained and assigned to St. Francis de Sales Oratory).

Pray for all priests and seminarians, and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.


Augustine said...


Your comment is foolish (you're probably an SSPXer, so it's to be expected).

The Institute is likely the most solid and holy priestly order in existence today. All is as it seems at the Institute: good men who love the Classical Mass.

P.S. What is your source for saying that the Institute concelebrates the New Mass? Or is this just an SSPX rambling?

D-Man said...

I don't know if Thomas is SSPX, but his comment is out of line. I attended the ordinations and - I'm sure Archbishop Burke would agree - these are holy priests.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Judgemental and scared is what some of the posts seem. The Ordination Mass was the best thing this side of heaven! I personally have been involved with the Institute since they came to StL., and they ARE some of the BEST that is out there. And in two years of attending I have NEVER heard the N.O. Mass celebrated at SFdS Oratory. Not that I don't attend the N.O. sometimes, but not at SFdS. Just a reminder, GOSSIP is a MORTAL SIN. We should be praying for ALL priests, wheather in the N.O. Mass or the Classical one. Still I have to say, if you have not been to SFdS, come you won't be disappointed.

One last thing, "He who is WITHOUT SIN, cast the first stone. You all should be ashamed of yourselves, and I expect you would go to confession before this Sundays Mass. Or do you not "believe" that either?

O, Mary who is without sin, pray for us all.

Anonymous said...

Very nicely stated.

thetimman said...

Wow. I leave town for one day, and this is what happens. I have deleted several posts and have enabled comment moderation. I had hoped this day would not come on this blog.

Let me say this as clearly as possible: THIS SITE WILL NOT BE THE FORUM TO COMMIT CALUMNY. Nor will it be the site for worthless gossip and detraction. Whoever wants that garbage can find it elsewhere.

I suppose that this is one unfortunate sign of the success the Institute is having, that it attracts the scorn of those who are jealous, or those who hate the Church. I don't need anyone to tell me that the Institute is doing the work of Our Lord; and though all of us are human and have our faults, I have always found the Institute's priests and seminarians to be kind and faithful to the Church.

What sickens me is that the petty jealousy comes from those who might claim to be traditional Catholic. But the last time I checked the Eighth Commandment was part of Catholic tradition.

Augustine said...



Latinmassgirl said...

To all my fellow Catholics,
Our family was fortunate to host 4 Seminarians for a week from the Institute of Christ the King. My whole family can attest to the very special holiness of these Seminarians. One is two weeks away from being ordained a Priest, and one a Deacon.
These young men were respectful, prayerful, and cheerful all the time. They played with my children, helped with dishes and always found time for private prayer.
These men of God wore their Cassocks all of the time and never complained about the 95 to 101 degree heat when we showed them the sights of St. Louis.
We were absolutely honored and blessed to have them as guests in our home, and truely miss them as they are back at the Seminary in Italy now.
Everywhere we went as people looked at these traditional, holy young men, they could surely see the face of Jesus in them!