The Fraternity of St. Peter celebrated its 30th anniversary of establishment as a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right by the Ecclesia Dei commission. To celebrate the occasion at the seminary, OLGS invited His Excellency, Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Lincoln, to come and celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the seminary chapel.
In addition to enjoying a day off from classes and celebrating the occasion with a big dinner, the priests and seminarians welcomed the fourteen second year seminarians as new members of the FSSP when, after Vespers, they made their temporary commitment to the observance of the FSSP’s Constitutions. All other temporary members also renewed their commitment on that day as well. The fourteen men who made their first temporary incorporation will receive their first clerical tonsure on the following Saturday.
The 30th anniversary of the FSSP is an occasion for us all to thank God for the many blessings He has given to Fraternity over the years and to pray earnestly for His continued guidance and grace in the years ahead. It is also a good opportunity for us to thank all of the many benefactors who have offered their prayers and support over the years to help in the Fraternity’s development.