Friday, 8 June 2018

In their own words!!!

From their own mouths..

The following is from Fr le Roux (please take note of our italics)

A decisive moment
"In a few words Our Lord Jesus Christ reveals to men the intimate nature of God and our divine adoption: " My Father and your Father" .

However, this vocation can not lead man to free himself from the laws that constrain his nature and ensure his fragile balance. This is how he must respect and submit to the law of the Incarnation, in which God made himself man without losing any of his dignity, so that man can participate in his intimate life, without, however, to emancipate from one's own limits.

This reminder of the human condition is essential because since the original fall, man is constantly attracted by excess. Now, if the infinite of God allows Him to measure nothing for itself, the man, a finite creature, can not be inscribed in excess, without deviating from his nature.

This deviance is particularly evident in periods of crisis, when landmarks fade one after the other and the foundations falter. Gradually blinded and disoriented by the whirlwind of surrounding errors, man is led to judge and to be determined only in terms of the effects of the crisis. Now, since this is only the negation and destruction of order, it can not constitute the basis of a right judgment: it is necessary to return to order. And this return becomes even more imperative when the crisis does not only shake an individual, but calls into question the very foundations of a society.

The history of the Church shows that all religious orders are born of a crisis. But the crisis can not be the DNA of consecrated life: it is only the providential opportunity of their emergence. The essence of order is obviously of a different nature. Thus, no more than the order of St. Dominic is defined by its struggle against the Cathar heresy, the Society of St. Pius X can not be reduced to its essential and necessary struggle against the errors of the present time. If the crisis unfortunately became the only reason for its existence, the Society of St. Pius X would disappear in the short term, without having worked for the establishment of the Kingdom of Christ by the sanctity of priests. For such is the essence of the life of this Priestly Fraternity: the immolation of his priests to the glory of God the Father on the altar of Holy Mass. Regnavit a ligno Deus, God reigns by the Cross as the Vexilla Regis reminds us .

Thus, the more the crisis of the Church intensifies, the more its doctrinal foundations are shaken, the more Satan hopes that man will be fascinated by these unprecedented movements and lose his bearings, the more the Priestly Society of St. Pius X must remain faithful. to his special vocation received from his founder Archbishop Lefebvre: to watch over the sanctity of the priest, man of the Mass and therefore of Calvary. And to claim that the Society of St. Pius X, born of the progressive crisis, must be determined according to the evolution of the latter would be a heavy and fatal mistake.

However, if we observe the wind of panic that may have seized some of us in recent months, a temptation of excess seems to want to settle on the eve of the new elective chapter of our religious society. Everyone gives his opinion, sketches out his plans, prognosticates, criticizes everything, shouts haro on the donkey: would not it be time to return to a little reason?

This excess carries the demonic signature of the egalitarian spirit resulting from the Revolution, where each one stands as a sovereign authority. This crisis of authority is in fact only the fierce refusal of all paternity and particularly of divine paternity. It is also that of the refusal of the necessary rooting of the man, to be dependent and submissive by nature.

It is necessary not to be carried away by this excess and to stay the course in this storm. It is enough to face reality: at a time when the Church and the world are going through a deep and lasting crisis, our young Religious Society has not yet celebrated its fiftieth birthday. Which, for a religious order, corresponds to the age of adolescence; fragile age between all where growth sometimes operates a little messy and generates real imbalances. So do not be surprised by some disharmony but remedy it. And, at the risk of repeating itself, there is no other remedy than to revive the spirit that presided over the foundation of the work.

When the crisis tries to drag us into its whirlwind, we must indeed come out at the top by recourse to principles and especially by respecting the supreme rule of fatherhood, keystone of any society. It is by living as a son, by taking root in the divine paternity that we will work, priests and faithful, each in our place, to the fidelity of the Society of St. Pius X to his vocation.

So let us pray for the priests to take their place, living in obedience without arrogating to themselves powers that do not belong to them, especially that of judging all the hair. On the contrary, they develop an intense priestly life made of fidelity to their life of prayer, renunciation and devotion to souls.

Let us hope that the faithful strengthen their prayer life and do not forget to recite a daily prayer for our next Chapter. May they listen to Our Lady's message to Fatima about the necessary practice of penance by fidelity to the duty of state. They also develop a spirit of dedication to their priests and their parishes.

An Elective Chapter in a religious society is an important moment that can not be treated as a trifecta on which bets are open. This event is solemn for a religious society because it is a special moment of grace during which fidelity to the statutes must be renewed. It must allow a greater union of the members under hierarchical dependence. This is a time when the army is recovering and is back in order of battle to face the battles that await it.
 
Let us ask now for the grace to avoid excess, invectives, lawsuits of intention and the formation of parties or clans to return simply to fidelity to the rule.
It is a question of resolutely taking part so that the Social Kingdom of Christ is established by the priestly Kingdom of Christ.
We entrust to your ordinary benevolence, and especially to your prayers, our fraternity that we love from a filial heart so that it is wholly dedicated to the service of the kingship of Christ in the Church, in the world and in families and that his Founder, our Father in faith, our venerated Archbishop Lefebvre, the guard.

In Christo priestly and Maria.
Father Yves le Roux

There is so much here that the mind boggles! Firstly, I was always under the assumption that once the crisis was over and Rome returned to tradition, there would no longer be the need for the SSPX. That was certainly the view of the former superior of Ireland -  the view that the SSPX would have 'done their job' and would simply dissolve into a once more truly Rome ruled Church free of conciliar error. The chrism of the SSPX was much more than the 'sanctity of priests'. If that is the totality of its raison d'etre then why not merge with the Institute of Christ the King, who claim that their chrism is the very same thing?  (No doubt with the same end result - ie their seminarians being seen in Florence recently lining up to receive communion at the novus ordo)

The question here is how will SSPX supporters, (priest and layman alike) who maintain that 'nothing has changed' square this circle? 'The Resistance' can hardly be blamed for manipulating these words?

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