OUR NEW CANON!

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!

ORDINATION WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Tonsure

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!

PRIESTLY ORDINATIONS 2021

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

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.

ORDINATIONS 2020

A short video of the modified week of Ordinations held at the motherhouse, the International Seminary of St. Phillip Neri, Gricigliano and also at Church of Saints Michael and Cajetan in central Florence.

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

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

VIDEO FROM THE SEMINARY

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: