Friday, 10 June 2011

Pentecost 2011: Urgent Prayers during the Octave of Pentecost

From rorate-caeli comes this interesting news on the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, SSPX, which is certainly worth reading. Their information itself comes from messainlatino.

The signs seem to point to delicate times in the weeks and months ahead. Following the words of the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, and of the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Monsignor Guido Pozzo, we join ourselves to the following appeal launched today by our friends at messainlatino.

It is a different kind of appeal: no signatures, no writing, no complaining... It is an appeal for Masses and prayers, so that the Almighty may provide what is best for His holy Church.

[Source - messainlatino]. 

«What does Rome foresee for us now?» [, Bishop Fellay said in Gabon.]. The Pope is about to propose to Bp. Fellay the institution of an Ordinariate, in order to regularize the situation of the FSSPX and their allied communities [communaut├ęs amies], granting them full (and indispensable, considering certain episkopoi currently in circulation) autonomy regarding diocesan bishops. [Nothing revolutionary, we might add: e.g., the military ordinariates are in place in most nations, the Ordinariates of "Anglican Patrimony" are being established, and Vatican II explicitly mentions the possibility of "peculiar personal dioceses", see Presbyterorum Ordinis, 10.] Some members of an "Ecclesia Dei" community have been able to specify to us that this canonical proposal will be made to Bp. Fellay during the present month of June.

Pentecost 2011. The current Pontificate has made immense and generous overtures in order to lead to pacification: the address of the Pope to the Curia on the interpretation of Vatican II, in 2005; the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, for the liberalization of the celebration of the tradicional liturgy, in 2007; the gesture, whose price was perhaps too high for the Holy Father, of the removal of the excommunications of the four Bishops of the FSSPX, in 2009. The moment seems now to have come of reaching a new milestone: that the Fraternity may move from the irregular situation of "illegitimacy" to a canonical position of recognition. It is a win-win situation, in which all would find much to gain: from its side, Rome would close a painful rupture and find fresh and determined troops that could fight the battle for the recovery of much that has been dissipated in the past decades; from its side, the FSSPX would wash down the stigma of rebellion and "schism", being thus able to develop a much more efficacious apostolate, without facing the numerous preconceptions that follow it in the mind of the average Catholic, while preserving fully its current liberty of movement and of action.

A great hope fills us. Yet we are also filled by the fear that a decisive, perhaps a unique, opportunity may be missed. All Catholics (including those who most love Vatican II - or, rather, a certain idea of Vatican II) cannot but desire it.



This is why, for love for the Church, for affection to the Holy Father, and for the best possible use of the "Mission" of the FSSPX, Messa in Latino [joined now by Rorate Caeli and, we hope, by all of you, in your churches, chapels, families, prayer groups] takes the liberty of begging all to join in prayer during the entire Pentecost Octave, invoking Almighty God

That the Fraternity of Saint Pius X may find an official statute within the Church.

For this intention, under the advice and with the approval of priests who collaborate with Messa in Latino, from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday, we ask all to say this prayer:

VENI, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
COME, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Emitte Spiritum tuum et creabuntur;          V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created

R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.                       R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


DEUS, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Let us pray:

O GOD, Who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

And to offer their daily rosary for this intention.

We invite Priests to please add this intention to their personal memento at Holy Mass.

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