Election of the Superior General

Election of the Superior General

On the feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, and in accordance with article 20 of the Constitutions of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the General Chapter met in Gricigliano, in the presence of Bishop Patrick Incorvaja of the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith, to elect the Superior General.

The vote designated Monsignor Gilles Wach as Superior General for the next six years.

Let us thank divine Providence and pray to the Immaculate Conception so that the Institute may always be faithful to the service of the Church of God.

Chanoine Gilles Guitard, Secretary.


Private ceremonies at Gricigliano against the epidemic have taken place recently with Priests and Seminarians of the Institute

Here Monsignor Wach, Prior General renews the Institute’s consecration to the Immaculate Conception and request for special protection.

Monsignor Wach celebrates a Mass in Tempore Mortalitatis at the Gricigliano seminary

Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to implore Our Lord’s protection for Gricigliano and all its inhabitants


Celebrate the Institute’s 30th Anniversary of service to Christ the King.

Join us on a pilgrimage of thanksgiving to Rome for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception! From 7th December to the 9th December 2020. Join the Canons, Oblates, Sisters, Seminarians, and countless faithful of the Institute of Christ the King on a pilgrimage of a lifetime to the Eternal City of Rome in thanksgiving to Our Blessed Mother, Mary Immaculate for her unfailing maternal intercession during these first 30 years of the Institute’s service to the Church.

The events will include:

• Pontifical Mass & Te Deum in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Altar of the Chair with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.
• Solemn High Mass celebrated by Monsignor Gilles Wach at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli.
• Candlelight Procession with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.

More details will follow.


On Wednesday 29th January, the Bishop Emeritus of Fiesole, His Lordship Bishop Giovannetti visited the International Seminary at Gricigliano to celebrate the feast of St Francis de Sales, a patron of the Institute. As such, this feast is ranked in the First Class in all Churches and Oratories of the Institute.

First Vespers (Evening of the 28th January)

Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Giovannetti, Emeritus Bishop of Fiesole

Dinner on the evening of the feast with Bishop Giovannetti in attendance

Second Vsspers



Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian church was closed and empty, however, the desirous to serve better the faithful of Northern Ireland, the Institute purchased this church and it was recently opened as a Catholic church dedicated to the Traditional Rites of the Catholic Church.

The Presbyterian community received with joy and hope the offer made by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest who in turn, were very grateful to the Elders and community at Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian church for the opportunity to take over this sacred building. All of this was done with thee gracious permision granted by His Lordship Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor.

On Wednesday 11th December, the first Mass was celebrated at the church and below are selection of the photography from this special day.


Here are three videos, taken from our Institute’s main site, which we thought you may wish to enjoy.

The celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a patronal feast of the Institute – chant of the Tota pulchra es

Ordinations 2019 – a compilation of highlights of Ordination week 2019

Holy Week at the Seminary with His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke:


After countless prayers, faithful hope, and by the grace of God, the first United States foundation of the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus was established in Wausau, Wisconsin on All Saint’s Day, 2019.   

On the morning of  the 1st November, His Excellency, the Most Reverend William P. Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse, blessed the Nativity of Our Lady Convent in a beautiful ceremony assisted by Canons Huberfeld and Matheus. Attending the blessing was Monsignor Gilles Wach, founder and current Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King, Canon Matthew Talarico, Provincial Superior of the United States, and Mother Madeleine Marie, Mother Superior of the Sisters Adorers.

His Excellency was very pleased to tour the chapel before the blessing and afterwards enjoyed a visit and luncheon with the clerics and sisters. In the afternoon of All Saint’s Day, Canon Matthew Talarico celebrated the first Holy Mass in the convent chapel with the Sisters Adorers attending.  The stunning vestments used for the first Mass were a generous gift to the sisters from St. Patrick’s Oratory in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The culmination of this glorious All Saint’s Day was a magnificent Solemn High Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Oratory by Monsignor Wach.  The Oratory choir sang Casciolini’s Mass in A Minor with string accompaniment and a grand reception followed in the church hall where family and friends gathered to warmly welcome the sisters and to greet Monsignor Wach.   This foundation of the Sisters Adorers in the United States would not have been possible without the intercession of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception!  Praise be to Jesus Christ, King and Sovereign Priest. 


On Saturday last, Canon Post celebrated a Mass in honour of Wrexham martyr, St Richard Gwyn at the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in Wrexham. Canon was assisted by Canon Scott Smith (deacon) and Deacon Andrew Morrow from Shrewsbury Cathedral (subdeacon). Canon Poucin sang in the choir.

The photographs of the event, organised by the Latin Mass Society can be viewed here.