Spiritual Combat for the Synod

Whatever you may personally think about the priestly Society of St. Pius X, they are generally right on target spiritually, and Bishop Fellay has been particularly inspiring to me since that fateful day of 13 March, 2013. Whenever I post – or repost – on SSPX, I get some ill tempered comments. But no one ever sees them, because I simply delete. Just gotta love that delete button! Before you comment, consider the merits, please.

Join the Society of St. Pius X in offering special prayers and penance during the Synod on the Family.

'Tradidi enim vobis, in primis quod et accepi" 1 Cor. 15, 3.
‘Tradidi enim vobis, in primis quod et accepi”
1 Cor. 15, 3.

The SSPX’s Superior General, Bishop Fellay, has asked the houses of our priestly society to observe some special prayers and penances during the Synod of the Family.

The Synod is being held from October 4-25, and its theme is: “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world”.

Firstly, Bishop Fellay asks that the following invocation be added at the end of the “O Lord, grant us priests” prayer said after the rosary prayers: “O Lord, grant us Catholic families” [see below for the full text].

Secondly, he reminds his priests of the custom of praying the rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament during the month of October.

To this end, the USA District Superior, Fr. Wegner, is requesting the priories in our district to host at least one holy hour during the first or second week of the Synod on the Family.

Thirdly, Bishop Fellay is requesting all of the Society’s members to observe Monday, October 5th as a day of fast and abstinence.

We encourage all families to join our priestly society in making these spiritual exercises for the defense of the sacred institutions of matrimony and the Catholic family.

St. Pius X, pray for us!

Prayer for priests, religious vocations and families
Recited in the SSPX’s houses after the rosary prayers

V. O Lord, grant us priests. R. O Lord, grant us priests.
V. O Lord, grant us holy priests. R. O Lord, grant us holy priests.
V. O Lord, grant us many holy priests, R. O Lord, grant us many holy priests.
V. O Lord, grant us many holy religious vocations. R. O Lord, grant us many holy religious vocations.
V. O Lord, grant us Catholic families. R. O Lord, grant us many holy Catholic families.
V. St. Pius X. R. Pray for us.