Watch the FSSP Seminary Video on EWTN!
For Immediate Release
Watch the 2010 FSSP Seminary Video on EWTN!
DENTON, Nebraska –5 November 2010 – On November 15th, at 6:30pm (EST), Mother Angelica’s Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will broadcast “To God Who Giveth Joy To My Youth,” a 28 minute film about life at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, the house of formation of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter for its English-speaking candidates.
The title, taken from the opening words of Mass as celebrated in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, embodies the essential goal of priestly formation in the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. As His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has stated, the resurgence of interest in the traditional liturgical movement of the Church is, in significant part, a movement among the young. The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter has been blessed with numerous vocations attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This new film is a response to numerous expressions of interest in the character of formation operative in the Fraternity’s houses of formation.
In particular, this DVD provides a helpful introduction for young men discerning a priestly vocation. At the same time, the film provides to all a thorough portrait of daily life at the seminary as well as its spiritual goals and purposes. In addition, it demonstrates the continued vitality and effectiveness in our own day of the traditional elements of priestly formation.
Under the Authority of the Church, the members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter have been given the fundamental grace and purpose of sanctifying themselves through the faithful celebration of Holy Mass and the Sacraments in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. At the same time, they offer to souls the fruits of the graces of their vocation by making the liturgy in the Extraordinary Form available to all Catholics. Throughout the seminary’s intensive seven year program, each of the various elements and stages of formation has at its core, the formation of priests whose union with God is pursued through the spiritual and liturgical riches of the traditional liturgy.
Viewers are invited to see how the Fraternity seminary, drawing on the Church’s rich tradition of priestly formation, forms new priests through the study of philosophy and theology according to the method of St. Thomas Aquinas, through Latin as the language of the Church and her liturgical prayer, through Gregorian Chant as having primacy of place once again affirmed by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, as well as through elements of community life including spiritual direction, manual labor and recreation.
Discover how one seminary receives a man and prepares him for his transformation into an Alter Christus, “Another Christ” so that God may be served with humble fidelity and so that the needs of souls may be met through the perennial resources of the Church’s liturgical patrimony.
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Father Joseph Lee, FSSP
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
7880 West Denton Road
Denton, Nebraska 68339
phone (402) 570-2707
About the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Established in 1988 by Pope John Paul II, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right. The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter strives to serve the Catholic Church by means of its own particular and specific role or objective, i.e. the sanctification of priests through the faithful celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Through the spiritual riches of the Church’s ancient Roman liturgy, the priests of the Fraternity seek to sanctify those entrusted to their care. The Priestly Fraternity instructs and trains its priests to preserve, promote, and protect the Catholic Church’s authentic liturgical and spiritual traditions in over 16 countries worldwide. The Fraternity has over 200 priests and 125 seminarians studying in its two international seminaries in Bavaria, Germany and Denton, Nebraska. For more information, please go to fssp.org.
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November 5, 2010