Transalpine Redemptorists at long last established as an Institute of Diocesan Right

I am delighted to report – along with everyone else under the sun – that the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer – known as the Transalpine Redemptorist – have at long last been established officially as a Religious Institute of Diocesan Right by the Bishop of Aberdeen. At the Transalpine Redemptorist blog, you can read the decree.  A great gift for them on this most auspicious day.

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  1. Inkstain says:

    A much longed-for day, and a wonderful gift from Our Lady!

  2. irishgirl says:

    Laudate Dominum! Et Laudate Mariam!
    Wonderful news on this Assumption Day!

  3. JackintheVox says:

    Long live Pope Benedict the Wise!

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Assumption is tied to the summer First Fruits celebration, because Mary, like Jesus, is one of the first fruits of those fallen asleep. So hopefully this is also a foretaste of more good fruits to come, both for the Transalpine folks and for others.

  5. DetJohn says:

    I am happy for them and the church.

  6. anilwang says:

    Fantastic news. This should encourage the SSPX in their talks since it was unlikely for the SSPX to be made canonical before the Transalpines.

  7. Johnny Domer says:

    Does this mean their seminarians can be ordained to the priesthood now?

  8. Philip Gerard Johnson says:

    They have long been held up as an example of how one “can not trust Rome.” This is wonderful news, and God bless them for their patience and loyalty.

  9. Tom Ryan says:

    I heard that they were required to say the OF but have not been able to confirm this. If not, that should make the FSSPX happy

  10. Dies Irae says:

    Deo Gratias!!!
    These are really great fellows, all. Yes, Johnny Domer, there are three, I believe, brothers who can now (finally!) be ordained to the priesthood! And they can finally preach missions!

  11. Sixupman says:

    A change of the Local Ordinary may have had some effect upon the matter and he a monk.

  12. Mariana says:

    Very happy!

  13. Fr Jackson says:

    Does anyone know what mention there might be in their approved statutes about the EF and / or the OF? Any interesting “exclusive use” or “proper rite” clauses? (Those are the juicy details, n’est-ce pas? ;)

  14. Brian Martin says:

    @Tom Ryan

    Let me guarantee you beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt that they have not been required to say the OF, and neither have they said it. These rumors fly within the SSPX who cannot believe that it is possible that a community can exist within the Church while saying exclusively the EF. Perhaps you could inform whomever you heard this rumor from of the facts?

  15. Indulgentiam says:

    Congratulations and may their number increase! thank you Father for the link to their website it has a wealth of information. On their website i found a beautiful picture of St. Joachim with Our Lady. I have been after a good one for soooo long. Thank you! :)

  16. Fr Jackson says:

    OK, I’ve got the answer to my own question straight from the horse’s mouth, and the permission of Fr Michael to share it. So, here is the text that describes the congregation’s use of the traditional liturgy:

    “a) In conformity with the proper vocation of the Congregation, which led to its foundation, in the Roman Rite the members of the Congregation habitually use the liturgical books in use in 1962: Missal, Breviary, Ritual and Pontifical. Applying the provision of Article 3 of the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI, the entire Congregation[1] of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer permanently[2] celebrate according to the liturgical books in use in 1962.
    b) To the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” belongs the approval of the Constitutions, the resolution of questions pertaining to the extraordinary form of the Roman Liturgy and other questions which the Holy See reserves to itself.

    [1] “totum Institutum” Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, 2007, Article 3
    [2] “Permanenter” ibid.

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