It is with great pleasure that we convey our birthday greetings to Seminary Rector and Co-founder of the Institute, M. le Chanoine Philippe Mora whose 70th birthday is today.

Please of your charity, afford Canon a prayer today!


Our Seminarians (and your future priests!) hail from all over the world, but a fair proporion of these young men originate from the United States where Thanksgiving is a national holiday, giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. 

Each year, the day is commemorated in Gricigliano and here are some photographs of celebration last week.


Our warmest heartfelt congratulations to Canon Anselm J. Gribbin who was incardinated into the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest during last weeks General Chapter meeting at Gricigliano.

Canon received the Choir Habit and distinctive blue pom-pom biretta of the Institute and Salesian Cross.

Benedíctus Deus in sǽcula!


As is usual, at the end of June/beginning of July, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest cherishes the abundant graces bestowed by God during the liturgical ceremonies of Ordination week.

This year, twenty-two new Seminarians received the Cassock and Tonsure at Gricigliano on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively and on Thursday, eight new priests were ordained in Florence.

Rev. Monsignor Gilles WACH presided over the ceremonies of the reception of the Cassock on the feast of Ss. Peter & Paul (Tuesday 29th June), followed a day later when H.E. Raymond Leo Cardinal BURKE carried out the Tonsure.

Reception of the Cassock


On the evening preceding their Ordination, the shortly to be ordained Canons received the Choir Habit

Ordinations to the Priesthood

The Ordination Mass was on Thursday 1 July 2021, the feast of the Precious Blood, 8 young men, surrendering all to serve Christ, His Church and His Faithful are now Priests forever! Deo gratias!

Mass took place at the Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano in Florence in the presence of H.E. Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.

The new priests are:

Canon Maximilien Vuylsteke (France)
Canon Christian Juneau (Canada)
Canon Nicholas Phillips (Nebraska, USA)
Canon Francisco Palomar Andres (Spain)
Canon David Le (California, USA)
Canon Bryan Silvey (Missouri, USA)
Canon GodefroyDucret (France)
Canon Julien Aumont(France)

Please pray for them!


To all dear friends of the Institute,

Together with Monsignor Gilles Wach and the Institute family all over the world, we seek once again your prayers for the deacons who will be ordained to the Priesthood on Thursday, 1 July 2021, the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, at the Institute’s church of Saints Michael and Cajetan in Florence, Italy.

The deacons being ordained are:

Deacon Maximilien Vuylsteke (France)
Deacon Christian Juneau (Canada)
Deacon Nicholas Phillips (Nebraska, USA)
Deacon Francisco Palomas Andres (Spain)
Deacon David Le (California, USA)
Deacon Bryan Silvey (Missouri, USA)
Deacon Godefroy Ducret (France)
Deacon Julien Aumont (France)

Before this very special day on the 29th and 30th June, 22 men, who have now completed their first year of formation at the Motherhouse, Gricigliano, will receive first the cassock and then clerical tonsure.

Entrusting all to Our Blessed Lady, Mother of Priests, and an example of faithful, humble, and joyful acceptance of God’s will, I remain,

Faithfully yours in the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ,

Canon Amaury Montjean


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