Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer in NYC

I received a note from a priest of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer which I share now with the readership:

Dear Father Zuhlsdorf,

I hope this message finds you well. I am FR. JORDAN-MARY, a priest of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer (FSVF). If you are not yet familiar with our community, we are a group of traditional Dominicans based in France, founded in 1979 and canonically erected as a society of pontifical right in 1988. If you’d like, there is more information available on our website at www.vincentferrer.org .

A group of our priests will be in New York City in order to introduce our community to the American public and to speak about the construction project which we have undertaken to complete our motherhouse in France, including the magnificent conventual church which is already underway.  [Isn’t it interesting that the (traditional) Carmelites in Wyoming and the (traditional) Benedictines in Missouri and the (traditional) Benedictine in Clear Creek) are all building?]

In conjunction with this project, we have produced a short video explaining the work we are doing and giving some information about our community. We are acquainted with your wonderful website, and we would be very grateful if in your charity you would be willing to share this video along with a brief text explaining these events to your readers.

With the assurance of our community’s prayers,

FR. JORDAN-MARY

PS.

Our English website : www.vincentferrer.org
Share link for our promotion video : https://youtu.be/RgPh_1rADoY
Our English Facebook page :
https://www.facebook.com/Fraternit%C3%A9-Saint-Vincent-Ferrier-307784896223936/?fref=ts

What we are doing in New York:

From the 15th to 22nd of November 2016, the Founder of the Fraternity Saint-Vincent-Ferrier, father Louis-Marie de Blignières (Ph.D.), accompanied by two fathers of his Community, father Reginald-Marie Rivoire (J.C.D.) and Ambrose-Marie Pellaumail (Sc.D.), will be in New York.
Thursday 17th: Holy Innocents Church (128 W 37th St). 18:00 : Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite, followed by a conference. Sunday 20th : Pequannock, New Jersey, Our Lady of Fatima Chapel (32, W. Franklin Ave.) Masses and Homily: 9:00 ; 11:00 (Solemn Mass followed by a refreshment in the parish and a conference ; 17:00.
Monday 21st : Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish, run by the Dominican Fathers, (869 Lexington Avenue). 19:00 : Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite, followed by a conference.

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13 Responses to Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer in NYC

  1. PostCatholic says:

    My maternal grandparents’ coop was right across the street on northeast corner of Lexington & 66th from St Vincent Ferrer. If I remember it correctly, it’s a gothic interior with extensive carved woodwork and dark blue windows. In the 70’s and 80’s when I visted there I remember it as bit on the gloomy side. I am pretty sure that I remember my grandfather pointing out Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the congregation to me after a service at St Vincent Ferrer.

  2. Giuseppe says:

    St. Vincent Ferrer (and its sister church St. Catherine of Sienna) on the Upper East Side regularly sing the Dominican sunday vespers. I’ve been before – you can go a half hour early to learn the chants.

    St. Vincent Ferrer church has a beautiful stained glass window of Aristotle, in honor of “the Philosopher” who inspired the most famous Dominican, St. Thomas Aquinas. I know many Old Testament figures are considered saints in the Roman Catholic Church. Can we add a Greek philosopher to the communion?

  3. Don’t forget that the (traditional) Norbertines in California are building too! ;)

  4. John Grammaticus says:

    I met one of the Brothers at Walsingham this year, good chap, good community

  5. Dominicanes says:

    They are Dominican inspiration but they aren’t Dominicans. It would be nice if they could be affiliated to the Order of Preachers. However, it seems the Dominican Friars are supportive of them.

  6. christopherschaefer says:

    Fr. Z: “[Isn’t it interesting that the (traditional) Carmelites in Wyoming and the (traditional) Benedictines in Missouri and the (traditional) Benedictine in Clear Creek) are all building?]”
    I don’t wish to ignite a discussion about their current status, but SSPX has just constructed the world’s largest (traditional) Catholic seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia—built to accommodate 120 seminarians. Isn’t that also interesting?

    [That is interesting with the intensity of, at least, the bright yellow star your planet orbits!]

  7. Precentrix says:

    Meh, France is full of oddities. Technically the Poncalec sisters (Dominicaines du Saint-Esprit) are a distinct society of apostolic life too. If I remember my classes correctly (it was a while ago) they were founded as a group of consecrated virgins of the third order secular, by a tertiary priest who belonged to that diocese. They follow the Rule of St Augustine and wear the full habit (with permission).

  8. St. Vincent Ferrer is a wonderful church, and the preaching is consistently good (hey, they are the Order of Preachers). I should go there tomorrow morning, but I have to get up really early to do it, and my first appointment is actually in Queens.

  9. Precentrix says:

    Of course, the congregations of sisters are separate anyway, but the canonical status of those girls is interesting.

  10. robtbrown says:

    Dominicanes says:

    They are Dominican inspiration but they aren’t Dominicans. It would be nice if they could be affiliated to the Order of Preachers. However, it seems the Dominican Friars are supportive of them.

    They’re juridically not part of the Order of Preachers even though there were efforts to try to get one of the French Dominican provinces to take them.

    On the other hand, they have the Dominican rite,(1) which is seldom used by other Dominicans. So in that sense, they can be said to be more Dominican than those Dominicans who have juridical status.

    (1) They probably also use the Dominican Office.

  11. Precentrix says:

    They use the Dominican Rite in toto, including the breviary.

  12. Colm says:

    It would be great if there was a group like this in the US.

  13. Erik Bootsma says:

    Do they currently have a design for the church or is it just in sketch “wish list” form right now? I can say that as the designer of a large part of the Seminary in Dillwyn, that having drawings and renderings and models is an absolute key to fundraising.