94 Year Old Jesuit Priest Commanded to Stop Saying Traditional Latin Mass!
Please note corrected information received from a parishioner. The Rector of the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, in Los Gatos is the individual responsible for preventing Fr. Bourret from celebrating the Traditional Mass at the private Chapel.
St. Joseph’s News Service
3/23/2006: Santa Clara, California
Shocking information was revealed today, that a 94 year old Jesuit Priest who is retired to the Sacred Heart Jesuit Retirement Facility in Los Gatos, California, has been “commanded” by his immediate superior, Rev. John Martin, to stop saying the Traditional Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at a small private chapel in Santa Clara, California.
Father Phillip Bourret, S.J., a retired Jesuit Missionary to China has, in recent years, returned to the practice of saying the Immemorial Mass. This was the Mass for which he was ordained nearly 70 years ago. He remains a hard working priest in the service of Our Blessed Savior, and though retired, continues to minister to souls wherever and whenever he is needed.
A small independent chapel, which is used by retired priests to provide the Holy Mass, welcomed Father Bourret to celebrate his private Mass in their chapel once a week on Tuesdays. He had started devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (A Traditional Devotion of the once orthodox Jesuit Order) with Mass and Novena as a simple way of providing for the spiritual needs of a few individuals who were fortunate enough to attend his Mass.
Well this was, apparently, too much for the demoniacs running the Society of Jesus in the Western United States. One wonders if they found themselves on the floor writhing in pain and foaming at the lips every time Fr. Bourret said the Mass and that is why they had to stop him.