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 Catholic families.
V. St. Pius X. R. Pray for us.

2 thoughts on “Spiritual Combat for the Synod

  1. Lynn says:

    I. too, have been attracted to the SSPX since the Bergolio papacy began and especially has shown its true colors. I had some misgivings about the Society at first due to much undeserved bad publicity from misinformed Catholics. But as I do with everything in my life, I research it diligently to find the truth, whether it be temporal or spiritual. The more I researched the SSPX, the more I found them to be authenticly Catholic and what is most important to me, desirous of fidelity to the Pope and authentic magisterium of the Catholic Church. I do not want to separate myself from the true Church as so many disenchanted Catholics have done.
    We had been attending a very devout TLM at a diocesn parish almost an hour away offered by a holy diocesan priest. After the Synod last year we noticed a profound difference in his sermons. It was obvious that something had changed. He hadn’t changed his views but we could tell that he felt constrained in his choice of words. It had followed the annual priests retreat in our diocese.
    With the Synod of Sin upon us and knowing that parish priests will be all the more constrained from offering us genuine spiritual direction in its wake, we have taken a step to further protect ourselves and find refuge in a truly Catholic “parish”. We are blessed to have available a small SSPX chapel and community just 20 minutes away and last week we attended our first Mass there. It is a beautiful chapel and we found it peaceful and very edifying. It is small but I expect it to grow as more faithful Catholics find it impossible to remain in their home parishes even with a TLM.
    For anyone interested in the SSPX and in researching the truth, The Remnant just ran an excellent piece on the facts regarding the SSPX, not hearsay. You may find it here. http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/traditional-catholic-answers/item/2043-is-the-sspx-in-schism-a-point-by-point-rebuttal-to-cmtv-s-catholi-schism-video
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    I welcome this call to prayer, especially the rosary, and fasting for the Synod by the Society and will be joining them in these efforts. These are the weapons of choice against the infernal enemies of Holy Mother Church.
    And thank you for informing us of this effort.
    May God bless you and keep you in His Heart and the Immaculate Heart of His Blessed Mother.

    • Thank you for your comment. There are many faithful priests among the diocesan clergy as well, but they will soon be put to the test. The oppressive control being exerted over the Synod is a forewarning of what we will see in the coming months. As they have in the United States, the homosexuals in the Vatican will shove their agenda until not a single parish in the Catholic world has been left unsullied. There is no possibility of neutrality in this. Priests who lie to themselves, telling themselves they cannot leave the institutional Church because they can’t abandon their flocks are simply choosing the apostasy of the Bergoglians. Many will do this and they and their flocks will be lost.
      It is a spiritual fight for the soul of the faith. This is the climax of almost five centuries of apostasy. It will fail. The Immaculata will save the Church when all human means have failed. Then the Church will be renewed and flourish until the Antichrist comes for the final assault. But that does not concern us. Sufficient for today is this current Synod of Sin as you called it. Rosary and Reparation will win eventually.

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