The Wrecking of a Religious Congregation

August 21, 2019
Source: fsspx.news

The Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer were founded at the end of the 19th century by a former auxiliary bishop of Perth, Australia.

Josep Benet Serra i Julià (1810-1896) had previously been a Benedictine religious. On his return to Spain, after several years in Australia, he became concerned about the situation of fallen women or women who had been living a bad life. In 1864, he opened an asylum for the reintegration of such women.

In order to give stability to this work, he founded, despite many difficulties, a religious congregation, with the help of Antonia Maria de Oviedo y Schöntal (1822-1898). This woman, born in the aristocracy, was provided with a remarkable education since she had been a private tutor of the royal children in Madrid for 12 years.

From the beginning, the new religious family was linked to the Redemptorists, hence its title. The institute was recognized in 1895 and the constitutions approved by the Holy See in 1906.

For decades, this congregation pursued its noble goal, striving to help lost women and raise them up with great effort. But that was before the “new breath” of Vatican II and its aggiornamento, i.e., the adaptation of the true religion to the apostate world, its pomp and its works.

The frightening deviations being committed there in the moral realm manifest the depth of the crisis the Church is going through. In an interview with the newspaper La Voz de Almería, a sister with 50 years of religious life recounts her apostolate with poor women, the sinners she is supposed to help change their lives. Alas, some of the means employed by this institute are condemned by Catholic morality. (FSSPX.News will not expand on this topic.)

To the question: “Are you partisan of abortion?” The sister does not hesitate to answer: “We cannot force a woman to bring a child into the world if she does not want to for some reason. It is a totally personal decision. Who am I to tell her that she must bring him to the world?”

One can recognize the turn of the expression used by Pope Francis regarding inversion: “Who am I to judge?” And certainly, it is God who judges. But regarding the matter of the sin in question, the good pastor should condemn it, to save the sheep entrusted to his care by the Lord.

Similarly, when a sister claims that the decision to save or not to save a child, for whatever reason, comes only under private conscience, it is an abomination. It is going directly against the law of God and gives the pregnant woman power of life or death over the child she is carrying.

We see here the culmination of the primacy of consciousness over the law, not only human, but divine. Man stands up against God and asserts his equality. This is truly the sin of the devil. That persons consecrated to God so distort at this point the morality, the virtue, and the message of the Gospel, shows that there is one whose mind has darkened and whose heart has hardened.