Argentina: New chapel in Cordoba

Source: FSSPX News


The blessing of the new priory at Cordoba took place on December 6, 2003. On this occasion, Bishop Williamson consecrated the altar of the new chapel dedicated to St. Pius X.

The Society began its apostolate in Cordoba to answer the appeal of Catholics who had remained faithful to Tradition, grouped together under Fr. Hervé Le Lay. – This priest had been expelled from the province of Salta for refusing to follow the conciliar aggiornamento. He thus continued his apostolic work in New Andalusia.

At the beginning, a two-floor building, donated by the Boixados family, held the chapel and the lodging quarters for the priests. But the growth in the numbers of faithful and resident priests necessitated the acquisition of a separate priory. The chapel was becoming too narrow and for a long time it was hoped that a veritable chapel could be built for the embellishment of worship and a worthy setting for the liturgy, but a succession of economic crises delayed its fulfillment.

Finally, in March 2002, with the approval of the then district superior, Fr. Xavier Beauvais, the work was begun with great enthusiasm. The chapel is of a very simple Spanish colonial style. The first floor contains the priest’s bedroom, a conference room and three rooms for catechism classes.

Those present at the blessing ceremony included the new superior of the district, Fr. Christian Bouchacourt, the former prior of Cordoba, Fr. Luis Maria Canale, and the priests of the same priory.

We have placed some photographs of the ceremony in our Photo Galleries section.