Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Transalpine Redemptorists granted formal status


The community pictured yesterday, the day of their canonical erection (Photo courtesy of Brother Martin Mary)
Transalpine Redemptorists (source: Bro. Martin Mary)

The Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, better known as the Transalpine Redemptorists, was erected, as a Clerical Institute of Diocesan Right, on the feast of the Assumption.

Way back in 2008, the Congregation had announced that it wished to enter into full communion with Rome. This was in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. Before the Transalpine Redemptorists had been a part of the SSPX.

On 22 August, the community made a public profession of vows at their home on the island of Papa Stronsay, Scotland. The profession was celebrated by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB of Aberdeen, who, as their diocesan bishop, granted them canonical recognition.

An interesting feature about the Congregation can be found here.