Switzerland: Nuns seem to have a bright future

Source: FSSPX News


The Prioress of the benedictine convent of Fahr, which is linked to the monastery of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, talked to the press to explain the challenges that her new job poses.

Sister Irene Gassman makes clear from the outset that the word “hierarchy” is problematic for her. Her duty seems to her to be more akin to “service”, and in order to make the basis of her ideas better understood, she specifies that the “concept of hierarchy is very human” whereas “the Church has been a community from its very beginnings.”

Subsequently asked about the Church’s discrimination against women, who can not have access to the priesthood or the episcopy, Mother Prioress did not hesitate to state that she “could well imagine women in these positions; but it could maybe take 20 or 50 years more to achieve this”. She continued, moreover, “as the director of our training school for future farmers’wives, I could have as much influence as a priest. The fact that the priest alone is able to confer the sacraments, for example, is only one part of the teaching of the faith, and in this respect, we nuns have at least as many possibilities as priests.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, n°. 184, Tuesday August 12, 2003, p.45)

Here we see the fruits of the liturgical revolution, notably as far as altar service, distribution of Holy Communion and Communion to the sick are concerned. Egalitarianism, tinged with feminism, which holds sway in these endless deviations, is bound to eat into Tradition more and more, and soon there will be nothing left of the divine constitution of the Church.

This is by no means an isolated example: this mentality is making alarming progress, and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith should be concerned. Here is a very recent example, brought to our attention first hand. In a convent served by an elderly priest, the latter became ill during the Mass – after the consecration – and had to break off and take to his bed. Can you imagine what happened? The Mother Superior completed the Mass (Communion under both kinds, distribution of Holy Communion….) and then proceeded with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, according to plan! The most culpable is not the nun, a mere victim of the insanity of Vatican II’s changes, but those who concocted these alterations.