From the Horse's Mouth

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    "Judging by the wave of panic that has seized some of us during these last months, it would seem that some of us have lost the control of our reason and balance on the eve of the next elective General Chapter of our Fraternity. Everyone thinks, insists on what "should" be done, predicts, criticizes right and left and goes around screaming announcing how terrible everything is . Would not this be the perfect time to recover some of the lost sanity ? (...) Let us pray for the priests, so that they know how to keep their place, living in obedience, without assuming powers that do not belong to them, especially that of issuing general judgments about all things. " (TCK)


    On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Rector of the seminary St. Thomas Aquinas, Father Yves le Roux, spoke about the next General Chapter of the SSPX and called for prayer, to restrain judgment and to submit to Grace Divine

    On the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 7, 2018.

    Dear friends and benefactors,

    My Father and Father, in other words, Our Lord Jesus Christ reveals to us the intimate nature of God and our divine adoption.

    However, this revelation does not mean that man is free from the laws that govern human nature and dictate the balance that he must maintain. Man must respect and submit to the law of the Incarnation, by which God Himself assumed human nature without losing absolutely nothing of His dignity, so that man could participate in the intimate life of God - but in accordance with the limits of human nature

    It is essential that we be reminded of our human condition, because from original sin man is constantly attracted by excess. Although God, by his infinite nature, is beyond measure, man, finite creature, can not exceed the measure due without deviating from his own nature.

    This deviation is particularly present in periods of crisis, when the reference points are not clear and the foundations falter. Little by little, blinded and disoriented by the whirlwind of the errors that surround him, man judges and acts only in response to the crisis. But because the crisis is only the negation and destruction of order, it can not be the basis for correct judgment and action; therefore, first it is necessary to return to order. This return to order becomes more pressing when the crisis not only affects an individual, but questions the foundations of an entire society.

    The history of the Church shows us that all religious orders originated from some crisis. But the crisis can not be the essence of the consecrated life: it is only a providential occasion for its flowering. The essence of order is of a very different nature. Therefore, just as the order of Saint Dominic can not be defined solely by its struggle against the Cathar heresy, the Fraternity of Saint Pius X can not be reduced to its necessary struggle against current errors. If, unfortunately, the crisis became the sole reason for its existence, the Fraternity of St. Pius X would disappear very soon, without having worked for the establishment of the Kingdom of Christ through the sanctity of priests. This is the essence of the life of this Priestly Fraternity: the immolation of its priests for the glory of God the Father on the altar of the Holy Mass. Regnavit to Ligno Deo , "God reigns by the Cross", as affirmed in the anthem Vexilla Regis .

    The more the crisis of the Church intensifies, the more its doctrinal bases will shake and Satan will work harder to disorient men through unimaginable disturbances in the Church. Therefore, the Fraternity must remain more faithful to the vocation it received from its founder, Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre: to preserve the sanctity of the priest, of the man of the Mass, and therefore of Calvary. It would be a grave and disastrous mistake to affirm that, because they were born in the progressive crisis, the judgments and actions of the Saint Pius X Priestly Fraternity must be determined according to the development of this crisis.

    Judging by the wave of panic that has seized some of us during these last months, it would seem that some of us have lost control of our reason and balance on the eve of the next elective General Chapter of our Fraternity. Everyone thinks, insists on what "should" be done, predicts, criticizes right and left and goes around screaming announcing how terrible everything is. Would not this be the perfect time to recover some of the lost sanity?

    These extremes have the satanic mark of the egalitarian spirit of the Revolution, by which the whole world establishes itself as a sovereign authority. This crisis of authority is nothing other than the frantic rejection of any kind of fatherhood and, especially, of divine fatherhood. It is also the denial of the nature of man: a dependent being, subject to God.

    It is necessary that we do not get carried away by this imbalance and that we maintain our course during the storm. It is enough to face reality: at a time when the Church and the world are going through a deep and lasting crisis, our young religious Fraternity is not yet fifty years old. For a religious order, this would be the equivalent of adolescence; a particularly fragile age, when growth can occur in unbalanced and strange ways. Therefore, we should not be surprised by certain disharmonies, but struggle to remedy them. And there is no other remedy than to return to the sources of the spirit that guided the foundation of our work.

    When the current crisis threatens to engulf us in its whirlwind, it is necessary to fight in an orderly manner, resorting to the principles and, particularly, respecting the supreme rule of paternity, which is the cornerstone of any society. By living as children, rooted in divine fatherhood, everyone - both priests and faithful, each in his place - will work for the fidelity of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X to his vocation.

    Let us pray for the priests, so that they know how to keep their place, living in obedience, without assuming powers that do not belong to them, especially that of issuing general judgments about all things. Let us pray that, on the contrary, they may develop an intense priestly life consisting of fidelity to prayer, renunciation and dedication to the service of souls.

    We hope that, for their part, the faithful strengthen their prayer life and that they will not stop making a daily prayer for the next Chapter. We hope you will hear the message of Our Lady of Fatima regarding the need for penance through fidelity to one's state duty. Let us pray that they also develop a spirit of devotion towards their priests and parishes.

    An elective Chapter in a religious fraternity is an important moment that can not be treated as a horse race open to betting. This event is a solemn occasion for any religious fraternity because it is a particular moment of grace during which fidelity to the Statutes must be renewed. It also allows a greater unity of the members that depend on the hierarchy, as well as a reorganization for the new battles.

    Let us ask for the necessary grace to avoid the imbalance of which we have spoken, to avoid abuses and insults, to avoid a reckless judgment of intentions and the formation of sides. In a few words, let us ask for the grace to remain faithful to our Rule.

    It is a matter of committing ourselves resolutely, so that the Social Kingdom of Christ can be established through the Priestly reign of Christ.

    We entrust to your usual benevolence and, particularly, to your prayers, to our Fraternity, which we love with a filial heart, so that it can dedicate itself completely to the service of the Reign of Christ in the Church, in the world and in families, and to be guarded by its founder, our father in faith, our venerated Monsignor Lefebvre.

    In Christo Sacerdote et Maria,
    - Father Yves le Roux, Rector of the St. Thomas Aquinas seminary


    Sources: St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary / FSSPX.News- 06/07/2018

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