August 2016 - Pressing Invitation
Fr. le Roux earnestly invites one and all to attend the inauguration of the new seminary in Dillwyn, VA on November 4th, 2016. An occasion such as the opening of a new seminary is a key opportunity for Catholics to refresh their faith. That is why he hopes a substantial number of faithful will come for this ceremony.
Dear Friends and Benefactors,
For decades man has been the target of predators who cleverly play upon his passions, painting in glowing colors a life of pleasure, woven of comfort, ease and luxury. Surreptitiously, pleasure has penetrated everywhere, acquiring even more power as time passes. Man unconsciously breathes it and does not realize how much and how profoundly it influences his choices, reducing him to the not very glorious role of compulsive consumer.
In the midst of this surge of sensuality, the good God does not abandon souls of good will. In His infinite generosity, He continues to call souls to His exclusive service and instructs them to engage in the most urgent and necessary work: to rebuild the Christian civilization so violently attacked.
This noble task falls, in the first place, to priests.
The genius of Msgr. Lefebvre was to have understood this and founded the priestly Society of St. Pius X, whose mission is to form priests according to the heart of God and to give them, thereafter, a living environment that allows them to radiate around them the fruits of their Mass and of their apostolate – thus creating small Christendoms, the beginnings of what will arise from the current ruins.
The building of a seminary, cradle of priestly souls, is also of the highest importance and a concern of any baptized soul.
This is why we invite you to come and attend the ceremony of the blessing of our new seminary by H. E. Bishop Fellay, which will take place on Friday, November 4th at 10.00 am.
The inauguration day of a seminary cannot be held for a restricted circle of handpicked, privileged people. Such a day must attract a substantial number of faithful concerned for the future of the Church, of Christendom and of souls. The seminary is, indeed, a strategic place in the current combat. When the darkness of indifferentism and paganism thickly covers the world, this day will be the occasion to draw strength and to proclaim high and strong our faith, our hope and our charity in a world that is dying because it does not believe, hope or love anymore.
This day will also show that our Priestly Society is really and fully a work of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. That it is a living branch which bears fruits and proudly affirms that, beyond the present ruins, God does not die.
In Christo sacerdote et Maria,
Fr. Yves le Roux