Thursday, 11 September 2008

No doubt about it!

Some have been suggesting that the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (formerly known as the Transalpine Redemptorists) have not been reconciled with the Holy See, but simply that a couple of their members have had their orders regularized. Here is the refutation; it is perfectly straightforward—if you can read Italian—, and if not, my rough-and-ready translation is below. Congratulations, Fathers.


Father Gregory Wilson Rae Sim has returned with his community into full communion with the Catholic Church on 18th June 2008. This act of regularization has been accepted by Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. Father Gregory had founded a group whom he called Transalpine Redemptorists on 2nd August 1988, under the guidance of His Excellency Mgr Marcel Lefebvre, and on that occasion took the name of Fr Michael Mary.

Now this community is reconciled with the Church, and the three priest members have been regularized. As a sign of this full communion with the Catholic Church, they have changed their name to the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, and they are en route towards the approval of their Institute. The community consists of 18 members, who have been approved along with the three priests. For faculties, they must proceed as the law requires. For the last nine years, the community has lived on the island of Papa Stronsay on the diocese of Aberdeen in Scotland.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Father
Thank you for translating that and your continued support of the Transalpine Redemptorists. They have certainly had a torrid time since they made the announcement to regularise.
They still need our prayers and support
Gabriele

PeterHWright said...

I see Fr. Michael Mary, F.S.S.R., has now (very sensibly) posted a link to the Ecclesia Dei website, and the document of 4.9.2008 which announces the regularisation of his community.

Doubters may now stop doubting !

I presume the priests of the community will need to obtain faculties from the diocese of Aberdeen. Is that right ?

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John said...

Not only has the community on Papa Stronsay been reconciled but also the rather new community which is an offshoot of that island viz. the community in Christchurch New Zealand.

Anonymous said...

God bless them and welcome home, but where did they get so much tat?