Happy Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul!

Saint Peter and Saint Paul by El Greco

A happy and most blessed feast of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul! Today is a first class feast on which the Church celebrates two central figures of Her founding: St. Peter, the rock upon whom Our Lord chose to build His Church and the first of His Vicars upon earth, and St. Paul, a persecutor of the Church who became the Apostle of the Gentiles and through whose pen were written many of the Epistles that we find among the inspired works of Scripture.

This feast is a particularly joyful day for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, as it is one of our patronal feast days. On this day, members of the Confraternity of St. Peter, the Fraternity’s lay sodality, can gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions. You can learn more about the Confraternity and find out how to join here.

Et ego dico tibi, quia tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram ædificábo Ecclésiam meam, et portæ ínferi non prævalébunt advérsus eam.

And I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:18

June 29, 2018