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.

General Chapter

Please pray for the 2020 Annual Chapter of the Canons of the ICKSP.

This will occur from Monday 24th August until Friday 28th August. Pray especially for the Canons, who, due to the currentcircumstances, won’t be able to attend this important event of the Institute’s life.

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