Pontifical Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed on Friday 2nd November 2018, celebrated by His Lordship, Bishop Bacqué, Apostolic Nuncio to Netherlands until 2011, in the Institute church in Florence.
The Titular Feast of the Institute, this being Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, was celebrated at the International Seminary and the Church of St Michael and Cajetan.
9 candidates submitted as postulants for the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus after which took place first solemn Vespers of the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ King at the Seminary:
Solemn Mass celebrated by Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General took place at the Church of St Michael and Cajetan in Florence City:
Immediately after Mass, Superiors and seminaries took dinner locally:
Second Vespers followed Mass:
We announced recently that the The Mother Superior of the Sisters Adorers had been involved in a car collision.
We are pleased to report that Mother is recovering well!
Medical examinations reveal that she did not break any vertebrae as feared, and she is up and walking. Thank you all for your prayers for Mother Caroline Marie!
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest has a new apostolate! Our latest mission is in the diocese of Diocese of La Rochelle and Saintes in France and this new apostolate means that the ICKSP is now present in 27 French dioceses.
At the invitation of the Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Georges Colomb, Monsignor Gilles Wach, has appointed Canon Grégoire de GUILLEBON to take care of this new assignment for the Institute.
Moreover, at the request of the Bishop, Canon will work several days a week at the bishopric, including the Chancery.
The first Mass to be celebrated at the Chapelle Saint-Maurice will be on 25th November.
Last Saturday, the 27th October marked a milestone for Old Saint Patrick Oratory in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ten years have passed since the renovation of the church was completed and the church was consecrated. The Most Reverend James Vann Johnston, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, joined us for a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by the Institute’s US provincial superior, Canon Matthew Talarico. Bishop Johnston preached at the Mass and then presided at the Te Deum and Benediction. After Mass, our guests joined us for a festive reception under a marquee in the church garden in the bishop’s honour.
Old Saint Patrick Oratory is the church at which Canon Francis Altiere, former Priest at St Walburge’s, Preston and deacon at Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena is currently assigned.
Designed by architect Asa Beebe Cross and built in 1875, Old Saint Patrick’s is the oldest Catholic church in Kansas City. The first Mass was celebrated at Christmas of that year, though work continued until 1881. Following stylistic alterations in the late 1960s, an extensive renovation in harmony with the classical revival style of the church was completed in 2008 under the direction of Mr. William Heyer, who the Institute has now also asked to design its National Shrine of Christ the King. Incorporating three beautiful altars from a closed church in Boston, much of the restoration work was lovingly accomplished with the “sweat and blood” of local volunteers from the congregation. Bishop Finn solemnly consecrated the church on 25th October 2008.
It is apt that this new website was finally launched on the feast Domini Nostri Jesu Christi – the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King – the titular feast of the Institute.
We hope that you will find it a useful resource from which you will learn about the Institute and its mission not only in the British isles but also further afield. Across the world, your priests work to bring to the message of Jesus Christ, Universal King to those who already know Him and who want to Him know more. Perhaps more importantly, we also take His message to those who do not know Him at all. We hope this website will be another way to make known that message!
Please, we ask you to keep us, your Canons and Sisters committed to your prayers, as we keep you committed to ours!
Welcome to our website and God bless you!
Canon Amaury Montjean
28 October 2018
The academic year at the Institute’s international Seminary of St. Philip Neri culminated in the grace-filled week of Ordinations from July 2-7, 2018. The liturgies were celebrated daily in Florence, Italy, at the beautiful Church of Saints Michael and Cajetan, which was confided several years ago to the care of the Institute’s clergy by the Cardinal Archbishop of Florence.
On Monday, July 2, nineteen men from nine various countries received the cassock, while the future deacons made the profession of faith, the oath to uphold the traditions and teachings of the Church, as well as the pledge to observe the constitutions of the Institute as incardinated members. Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Visitation was then celebrated by the Prior General, Monsignor Gilles Wach.
Newly-clothed in their cassocks, the nineteen seminarians received the clerical tonsure the next day during Pontifical Mass which was offered by His Lordship, the Most Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury in the United Kingdom. Bishop Davies also administered the Minor Orders of Porter, Lector, Exorcist, and Acolyte, to over thirty seminarians, upon their completion of the second, third, and four years of their formation.
On the following day, July 4, His Grace, the Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, ordained fourteen subdeacons and five deacons.
Thursday, July 5, being the first Thursday of the month, the votive Mass of Jesus Christ Eternal High Priest was celebrated by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Patronus of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, for the ordination of four new priests: Canon Pablo Piaggio Kokot (Argentina), Canon Paul d’Aubigny (France), Canon Fernando de Almeida (Brazil), and Canon Baudouin Chaptal (France).
That same evening, Cardinal Burke offered Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament with Te Deum in the seminary chapel of Gricigliano. Archbishop Cordileone and Bishop Davies assisted in choro at this solemn Liturgy, which was followed by a festive dinner and superb fireworks display for the hundreds of family, friends and supporters who attended. The next day, the First Friday of the month, each of the newly ordained priests offered his first Mass in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Seminary Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
On August 2, 2018, four American deacons will be ordained to the holy priesthood by Cardinal Burke at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Institute expresses heartfelt gratitude for all of the prayers and support which thousands of people have offered from across the world for these newly ordained clergy at the service of Holy Mother Church for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.