Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome Home.

I had posted a while back about the Transalpine Redemptorists and rumors of their desire to one day reconcile with the Holy See and return to full communion with the Church. Well I'm very happy to say that that day has arrived.

Posted on the Transalpine Redemptorists' blog is a letter announcing the news:
I am happy to inform you that last June 18th, before Cardinal Castrillon and the members of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in Rome, I humbly petitioned the Holy See on my own behalf and on behalf of the monastery council for our priestly suspensions to be lifted.

On June 26th I received word that the Holy See had granted our petition. All canonical censures have been lifted.

Our community now truly rejoices in undisputed and peaceful posession of communion with the Holy See because our priests are now in canonical good standing.

We are very grateful to our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI for issuing, last July, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum which called us to come into undisputed and peaceful Communion with him.
Today is a good day indeed.

"But his father ordered his servants, 'Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.' Then the celebration began. " Luke 22-24


Joshua 24:15 said...

Agreed, Serviam.

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

This is the start of something REALLY BIG, isn't it?

I've read about so many people coming "home" in the past few days. We might live to see tons of Anglicans, Pius X people, and Orthodox Church clergy and lay people, and fallen away Catholics re-unifying with us. My heart soars to think this may happen!

There is SO much hope!