LONDON - 29 March 2006 -
Latin Mass Society launches training fund for clergy
The Latin Mass Society has launched a training fund to provide training days in England and Wales for priests who wish to learn the Latin and rubrics of the Traditional Latin Mass. It will also provide funds for priests to stay in the European seminaries of the Traditional priestly orders such as the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest where they can experience the Traditional ethos and receive spiritual and practical advice from Traditional priests.
The two main Traditional priestly orders are the Institute of Christ the King and the Fraternity of St Peter. Their seminaries only provide training in the Traditional rite and they have long waiting lists of young men wishing to serve the Church as Traditional priests. Their candidates to the priesthood have been ordained by such as Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, Prefect of the congregation for the Clergy, and Cardinal Medina Estevez, retired Prefect of the Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship. Pope Benedict took a close interest in the resurgence of the Traditional rite when he was cardinal.
Julian Chadwick, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society, said: “There is growing interest, particularly among younger priests, in the Traditional rite and the LMS has received many requests for help from priests eager to find out more about this rite. The feeling is growing that a sea change has begun in the Church and priests are searching for greater reverence and spiritual depth in the celebration of Mass. The LMS’s new training days and bursaries to help priests stay at the Traditional seminaries will give this process a real boost.”
For more information call the LMS office on 020 7404 7284.