FSSP Celebrates 31 Years

Flashback Friday: FSSP founders with Pope St. John Paul II

Today the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter gives thanks to God for 31 years of service and fidelity to God, His Church and the Holy Father. On this day in 1988, our Fraternity was officially erected as a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right by Pope St. John Paul II. Starting in Switzerland with just 12 priests, 1 deacon and 20 seminarians, the Fraternity has since grown to 315 priests and 14 deacons working in 133 dioceses worldwide, with 165 seminarians studying at 2 flourishing seminaries. We have the privilege and blessing of offering the traditional Latin Mass every day and of serving thousands of God’s faithful people at our parishes, chaplaincies and missions scattered across 5 of the 7 continents. We have seen incredible growth this year in our North American District (more on that here), and we have every reason to hope that our best days are yet to come.

Of course, we could never have done it but for the grace of God and for you, our friends and benefactors, and are so grateful for your faithfulness to Him and your continued support of the Fraternity. Please continue to pray for us, that we might remain always true to our calling and serve Him ever more faithfully every day.

Members of the Confraternity of St. Peter, our lay sodality, can gain a plenary indulgence on this day under the usual conditions. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Confraternity, click here! +

Ego vos elégi de mundo, ut eátis et fructum afferátis: et fructus vester máneat.

I have chosen you out of the world, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain.

– from the Alleluia for October 18th, the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist

October 18, 2019