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.

NEWS FROM GABON

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. The Institute was canonically erected on 1 September 1990 by Monsignor Gilles Wach and Canon Philippe Mora in Gabon, Africa. It is therefore perhaps appropriate to bring some news in the form of a series of galleries from Gabon.

Midnight Mass

3 years of the Apostolate at Pointe Denis and Christmas Day Mass

Christmas dinner at the Mission de Mouila

Christmas holidays football game in Sibang with Les Écuyers de Notre-Dame

Nativity Enactment

Christmas fair of the Saint-François-de-Sales school in Mouila

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 HOME FOR THE INSTITUTE IN ROME

On Christmas Eve, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest was invited by rector of the Basilica of Saints Celso & Giuliano in Rome to make this beautiful Roman baroque church our new home in the Eternal City.

Not far from Castello Sant’Angelo, the Institute will begin the care of this apostolate by offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays and Feast Days at 10am and will be present during the week for confessions and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please pray for our apostolate in Rome and for our priests and seminarians that serve the Church in the Eternal City.

Santi Celso e Giuliano is a minor basilica and it has held this status by custom and practice since ancient times. The church is located on Vicolo del Curato 12, just off Via del Banco di Santo Spirito, the road leading to Ponte Sant’Angelo.

SS. Celso e Giuliano is a ‘papal chapel’. Canons of the collegiate church are mentioned in the 14th century. Cardinal Giovanni Antonio Sangiorgio d. 1509 had been the Archpriest, and was buried in the church and in the 17th century, it is recorded, there was an Archpriest and seven Canons. Now there are Canons with the blue pom pom!

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.