Happy Feast of the Chair of St. Peter!
Happy feast of the Chair of St. Peter! Today is a patronal feast of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and a first class feast for us! Confraternity members receive a plenary indulgence per the usual conditions on this day.
The Fraternity is grateful to the Most Reverend William J. Waltersheid, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh, who is visiting North American District Headquarters today in order to bless our new chapel and offer a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool to commemorate our patronal feast.
Et ego dico tibi, quia tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram ædificábo Ecclésiam meam, et portæ ínferi non prævalébunt advérsus eam. Et tibi dabo claves regni cœlórum. Et quodcúmque ligáveris super terram, erit ligátum et in cœlis: et quodcúmque sólveris super terram, erit solútum et in cœlis.
And I say to thee: that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it; and to thee I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.
– Matthew 16:18-19 (from the Gospel for today)
February 22, 2018