Skip to comments.'When we left, the stones came from behind' (Scotland-based traditional order) (Catholic Caucus)
Posted on 10/03/2010 9:58:08 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Pope Benedict XVIs 2007 Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, was an attempt to end decades of division over liturgy: to bring the Society of St Pius X (SSPX), and all the groups affiliated with it, back into the Church....
Negotiations with the SSPX have indeed begun, yet so far no traditionalist group has taken up the Popes call except, that is, for one small community based on a tiny, windswept island in Orkney.
The community, known as the Transalpine Redemptorists, have paid a heavy price for their decision. Four brothers and two priests have left, and about 1,000 supporters in Britain have broken off contact with them only one or two families are still in touch.
They have not been ecstatically welcomed, either. It is more than two years since they first approached Rome, yet they are still waiting for their bishop, Bishop Peter Moran of Aberdeen, to grant them legal status within the Church....
In the months that followed they met officials at Ecclesia Dei, the body set up to negotiate with the SSPX. They met its prefect, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos. Their priestly suspensions were lifted. Later they wrote a constitution, lifting parts of old Redemptorist constitutions from 1921 and 1936. That has been approved. All that is needed now is for Bishop Moran, their local bishop, to issue a decree of erection that will put them in canonical good order. (Last Friday Bishop Moran issued a statement which said he was waiting for guidance from the Congregation for Religious, to whom the matter has now been passed.)
(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.co.uk ...
It says the Transalpine Redemptorist order was founded in 1988 — do you know the background? Are they a breakaway offshoot of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Redemptorists?
Does anyone off hand know the name of the Saint (female) who was in a fort being invaded by I believe Muslims (and I am guessing around 500 yrs ago).
It was said she held the Holy Eucharist up as the killers started coming over the walls and when they saw that the all retreat or dropped dead.
I would like to find her name so I can read up on it to get the story straight.
They’re not a direct breakaway group. When the SSPX went ahead with its illicit ordination of bishops in 1988, communities of religious sprouted up that were affiliated with them. They wanted to live as communities did before the 1960s. These Redemptorists are an example of that.
It wasn’t Muslims, it is described as a band of ‘rough men’ who were planning to attack Assisi, and were going to start with the convent where St. Clare (friend of St. Francis) was the Abbess, and where her sister, St. Agnes, also lived. She asked the Sisters (Poor Clares) to take her to the roof, and it was there that she place the Blessed Sacrament so it would be seen by the attackers. She stayed there until the attack broke off, and the men left.
Very interesting video with Transalpine Redemptorists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d20nzljVYPM
Well thank you for the factual version and the link.
What faith and courage she had.
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In their case, from their bishop.