25-28 Philippines Due to the sale of the house they were renting,
the Bethanians had to move out of Manila into the buildings adjacent
to the church in Jaro, Iloilo which have been adjusted to house
Browerville, MN, USA Perpetual vows of Sr. Mary Joseph, SSPX
sister, our only Korean vocation so far.
Cebu, Philippines National Congress of the Legion of Mary
with guests coming from as far as the USA and New Zealand! The
main guests were Fr. Helmuts Libietis, international chaplain
of the Legion, Fr. Andrew Cranshaw, chaplain of the Legion in
New Zealand and Mrs. Rose Hu, from the USA. About 100 participants
came for the Congress in honor of the 10th anniversary of the
revival of the Legion in the Philippines.
fervent legionaries after their retreat with Fr.
Akita, Japan 2nd National Pilgrimage to the shrine of Our
Lady of Akita to ask her intercession for the apostolate of the
SSPX in Japan, in Asia and in the rest of the world. We were allowed
to view the original cotton balls which were used to gather the
tears of Our Blessed Lady. These lacrimations occurred 101 times
between 1975 and 1981.
Onoda leading the pilgrims to the Shrine of Our Lady of
101 cotton balls used to wipe the tears of Our Lady of
8-11 Bohol, Philippines 6th National Pilgrimage with 250 pilgrims
walking for three days from Tagbilaran to Carmen.
days of walking to awaken the faith of the Filipinos!
22 Sherbrooke, Canada Sudden death of Mrs. Claire Couture,
the mother of Fr. Couture. R.I.P.
hands of the mother of a priest (here, Mrs. Couture's)
are wrapped in the purificator which held the hands of
her son at his ordination –
A passport for Heaven!
Singapore Women's retreat
Negombo, Sri Lanka Annual Corpus Christi Procession
Vigne, Italy Sr. Maria Immaculata (Swarna Vongala) made her
first vows in the Congregation of the Consoling Sisters of the
dream come true
the Indian orphanage is now in the hands of a religious
Singapore After years of search, suitable premises were finally
purchased for the priory.
Palayamkottai, India Festive return of the foundress of the
Nav Jeevan Orphanage, Sr. Maria Immaculata, now a professed sister.
Vasai, India The District Superior visited the St Gonsalo
Garcia Orphanage, on this feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel in view
of the opening of a second priory in India the following month.
Chazal and Norbert, the manager of the Vasai orphanage,
North of Bombay
Alabel, Sarangani, Philippines 2nd Rosa Mystica Medical Mission,
with the assistance of 13 French Volunteers, 20 doctors including
Dr. Kim from Korea, 60 Filipino and Filipina nurses. 8 nationalities
were represented, including a seminarian from the USA and one
from Switzerland. 3000 patients were treated in this mission which
surprised the authorities of Sarangani Provinces by its quality,
organization and efficiency. All of Bethany with its 4 Oblates
and 10 Bethanians assisted the Medical Team of the Mission.
Bethanian, explains the Holy Shroud
to the captivated Filipina nurses during the Medical
Vasai, India Official Opening of the new Priory of St Bartholomew,
located for the time being in the St Gonsalo Garcia Orphanage
of Asia Launching of the Perpetual Rosary Crusade (by the
Asian District): more than 1000 people united to say the rosary
on a continual basis, 24 hours a day, until December 8.
Vasai, India Blessing of the new priory by Bishop Williamson
who had just arrived for a two weeks visit of the following Indian
Mass centers: Vasai, Malad, Goa, Delhi, Chennai, R.N. Kandihay,
of the new St. Bartholomew Priory
Manila, Phillipines Arrival of Bishop Tissier who came for
a 3 weeks episcopal visit. He will visit during this trip, besides
Our Lady of Victories in New Manila, the following centers: Tanay,
Tacloban, Sogod, Dagohoy, Tagbilaran, Jaro, Santa Barbara, Bacolod.
Sogod, Leyte, Philippines 157 confirmations in this first
ever SSPX confirmation ceremony on the island of Leyte. Dr. Tan,
the ex-governor of the Province, attended the whole 4 hour event.
Williamson enjoying his grandiose welcome
in the village of R.N. Kandigai
Bishop Tissier discussing the crisis in the Church with
the local mayor
Bacolod, Philippines Consecration of the Church of Immaculada
Concepcion by Bishop Tissier. This is the 4th SSPX church in the
country and the 3rd church consecrated.
Tissier consecrating the third SSPX church in the Philippines
San Joaquin, Philippines Priests' retreat by Bishop Tissier
Santa Barbara, Philippines Arrival of Fr. Conrad Daniels,
new prior and superior of the Brothers' Noviciate. Father Daniels,
who replaces Fr. Adam Purdy, reassigned in Manila, comes with
a rich priestly experience: after a few years of apostolate in
the USA following his 1989 ordination, he directed Holy Cross
Seminary in Australia for many years before returning to his native
South Africa as superior.
Jaro, Philippines/ Salvan, Switzerland Perpetual vows
of Sr. Maria Concepcion, and Sr. Maria Victorias, SSPX Oblates
- 29 Wanganui, New Zealand Visit of Bishop Tissier de Malerais
France Marian Pilgrimage of the District of Asia. A total
of 108 pilgrims joined this 12-day journey to famous shrines of
Our Lady and saints in France. Places visited were the following:
Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral, Notre Dame des Victoires, Rue du
Bac), Lisieux, Chartres, Bellaigue, Lourdes, La Salette, Ars,
Parayle- Monial, Nevers. The highlight was no doubt the SSPX International
Lourdes Pilgrimage with the presence of the four bishops of the
SSPX, 150 priests, 100 seminarians, 150 sisters and 20,000 faithful.
On Sunday October 26, Bishop Fellay renewed the consecration of
the SSPX to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and launched a second
Rosary Crusade, this one for the removal of the decree of excommunication,
not just against the four bishops but also in reality against
the whole of Tradition.
The SSPX Filipino
Brothers leading the Asian pilgrims in Lourdes
1-17 Europe The 8 SSPX Filipino Brothers who partook in
the above Marian Pilgrimage continued their 'European Month' by
visiting Switzerland (Ecône and Menzingen) and Italy (Turin and
Rome). The Brothers wish to thank wholeheartedly the benefactors
who made this memorable pilgrimage possible.
Palayamkottai, India Launching of the publicity for the DVD
on how to say the Traditional Mass.
Sri Lanka Launching of the publicity on the DVD on the Mass.
Along with it, there is an advertisement for the newly printed
colored Catechism in picture in Singhalese (edition of 1925)
Jaro, Philippines Retreat for the Oblates and Bethanians by
Palayamkottai, India Blessing of the cornerstone of the new
Orphanage by Fr. Emmanuel Du Chalard.
Palayamkottai, India Already more than 100 responses from
the clergy asking for the DVD on the Mass, which is about a 10%
response, so far.
District of Asia End of the Perpetual Rosary Crusade (by the
Asian District) for the removal of the excommunication. Our District's
contribution to this spiritual bouquet will have been 184,000
rosaries. Deo gratias!
Singapore Passage of Fr. Lionel Héry, SSPX, on his way to
Australia. Fr. Héry used to come to Singapore in the early 1990s.
Holy Cross Seminary, Australia Ordination to the sacred Priesthood
of Fr. Gregory Noronha, from India. Fr. Noronha has been assigned
to the Brothers' Noviciate in the Philippines.
Sri Lanka Two faithful go around a number of monasteries and
parishes promoting the DVD on the traditional mass. Very interesting
reactions from the priests.