NEW POSTULANTS FOR THE SISTERS ADORERS

The Sisters Adorers have the joy of welcoming five new postulants, hailing from the United States (St. Louis), Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, and Germany. On the feast of the Holy Innocents, they received the blue cape from the hands of our Prior General, Monsignor Wach, at the sisters’ novitiate house in Naples, Italy. Please pray for them as they begin their religious formation!

THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AT GRICIGLIANO

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, our Patroness and Queen celebrated at the Motherhouse of the Institute in Gricigliano

The Preparatory Novena

Solemn First Vespers with Pontificals with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

Annual Solemn Consecration of the Institute to the care of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Solemn High Mass

Solemn Second Vespers with Pontificals with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

Compline

REQUIEM MASS FOR ABBOT EMERITUS OF FONTGOMBAULT

At the our Motherhouse in Gricigliano, The Very Reverend Monsignor Gilles Wach, Superior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, celebrated a Solemn Requiem Mass for Dom Antoine Forgeot, Abbot Emeritus of Fontgombault.

Dom Forgeot was called to rest in peace on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the 15th August 2020. This was also the 65th anniversary of his monastic profession

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Dom Antoine Forgeot, Abbot Emeritus of Fontgombault

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.

SEMINARY IMPLORES DIVINE HELP

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

30 YEARS OF THE INSTITUTE

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.

THE FEAST OF ST FRANCIS DE SALES

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

Compline

NEW APOSTOLATE IN BELFAST

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.