FSSP stats

I picked this up from our friends at Rorate Coeli:

As of 1 October 2011, the FPPS has 392 members, including 228 Priests, 10 Deacons, and 154 non-diaconal Seminarians.

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  1. TheAcolyte says:

    Perhaps it would be more accurate to have the stats begin with the year that the FSSP actually held its own ordinations – after all its first priests came from the SSPX having been ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre.

  2. gloriainexcelsis says:

    Pope John Paul II erected the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter as a clerical society of apostolic life of pontifical right in 1988, so I would consider that an accurate starting point. They were no longer SSPX.

  3. danphunter1 says:

    Very impressive.
    I wish they would come to this diocese now.

  4. Andy Milam says:

    @The Acolyte,

    I second the view of Gloriainexcelsis. The priests who were ordained for the SSPX are as much a part of the FSSP as those who were clothed this year. I think the accuracy of the stats is reflective of the importance of traditional views in the Church.


    Ask your bishop to invite them. That is the first step.

  5. moon1234 says:

    I know this was an entry about the FSSP, but let us not forget the other traditional orders as well. The institute of Christ the King (ICRSS) has over 70 priests and 80 seminarians. While it is smaller, it was not approved until 1993.

    By contrast the SSPX has 535 Priests and 150 Seminarians.

    Now think if the SSPX comes back into full canonical status. Within about 5-8 years there will be over 1000 priests in traditional orders. Only the SSPX will have any Bishops that are part of their order. THAT is the glaring omission for all of the other orders. They are dependent on Bishops who are not part of their order for ordinations. It will be interesting to see if this changes in the future.

    Bishop Wach I think sounds quite nice.

  6. James Joseph says:

    The North American Martyrs and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter are splendid examples of what a handful of priests who live their lives as warriors of the Faith can accomplish when they actually allow God to impart His Grace.

  7. Jack007 says:

    Bishop Wach I think sounds quite nice.

    Uh, no. Sorry, but I really don’t think so.
    Just being honest here.
    I’m certain there are better episcopal candidates within the Institute.
    Jack in KC

  8. pfreddys says:

    The vocation crisis in the traditional orders is that they don’t have enough facilities to take care of all their members and candidates!

  9. irishgirl says:

    Huzzah to these FSSP stats!
    I paraphrase danhunter’s lament: I wish they could COME BACK to my diocese. They used to come twice a month, sometimes more, to say the TLM, but they don’t now.
    Now if the SSPX could be regularized…..!

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