The Priestly Fraternity
of Saint Peter

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Using the ancient liturgy as our well-spring, we form our priests in the traditions of the Church to serve at the altar and in the parish so that the fullness of Christ might enter the emptiness of the world.

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We are active in 37 dioceses in the United States and 7 in Canada. We have over 93 priests working in 48 apostolates. Find out where we are.

“It came forth out of the grand mind of the Church, and lifted us out
 of earth and out of self, and wrapped us round in a cloud of mystical sweetness and the sublimities of a more than angelic liturgy, and purified us almost without ourselves, and charmed us with the celestial charming, so that our very senses seemed to find vision, hearing, fragrance, taste, and touch beyond what earth can give.”

Reflections

Reflect

On the first Sunday of Lent the Gospel reminds us that Jesus, after being baptized in the River Jordan and impelled by the Holy Spirit who settled upon Him and revealed Him as the true Christ, withdrew for 40 days into the Desert of Judea where He overcame the temptations of Satan (Mk 1: 12-13). Following their Teacher and Lord, we also enter the Lenten desert in spirit in order to face with Him the “fight against the spirit of evil”.

Act

On all Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent our Fraternity offers specials prayers for the Church militant, the Pope and the bishops.  In addition to receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday, we remember our failed humanity and sinfulness on the first full week of Lent by marking the Ember Days, where we beseech God for His mercy in both our temporal needs and spiritual wants.

Pray

Giving us an acceptable time,
Grant that by rivers of tears,
The victim, our heart, may be cleansed
That our joy may enkindle our charity.