Switzerland: Roman Triduum for the District priests

Source: FSSPX News

To celebrate the centenary of the death of St. Pius X, Fr. Henry Wuilloud, District Superior of Switzerland, invited all the priests and brothers of his district to Rome for a three-day pilgrimage, September 1-3, 2014. First Assistant to the Superior General, Fr. Niklaus Pfluger, honored the Triduum with his presence. Here is the report we received from one of the priests who participated in the pilgrimage

This Roman Triduum of the inner circle of the family members of the Society of St. Pius X, was designed not only to celebrate in a dignified and an exceptional way the patron saint that Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre gave us (St. Pius X celebrated on Sept. 3), but also to promote the fraternal ties and close ranks of our family.

In this crisis that has disrupted the Church since Vatican II, it is inevitable that all suffer in one way or another. We must not forget that despite the problems we may encounter and despite the storms, we remain committed to the Holy Roman Catholic Church. We are Roman Catholics!

"We are in full communion with the Holy Roman Catholic Church. We want to remain in full communion with the Holy Roman Catholic Church. (...) And the Vatican is none other than the residence of the Successor of the Apostles, is not made for anything else either. The Holy Roman Church is the Mother and Mistress of Truth, ‘Mater et Magistra omnium ecclesiarum, Magistra Veritatis’. "(Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Priestly Ordinations June 29, 1977)

The Triduum of the Swiss District had three highlights   :

- The pilgrimage of the seven basilicas (St. Mary Major, St. Lawrence Outside the Walls, Holy Cross in Jerusalem, St. John Lateran, St. Sebastian, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Peter) with the good Catholic intention of doctrinal unity and charitable union, and praying for our superiors, our religious family in its various districts, for its priests, brothers and sisters, our brothers who remained in Switzerland, and the nuns who were with us in their hearts. We took them and our chapels, our schools and all our works with us.

- A lecture by Roberto de Mattei, Professor of Modern History and History of Christianity at the European University of Rome, who published The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story in 2013, printed by Loreto Publications. As an historian, he showed to a very interested audience of priests, an analysis of how, since the Council, the trend is not only a de‑Christianization of the world, which is bad enough, but to a "de-Romanization" of Christianity.

- A Solemn Mass celebrated by the First Assistant to the Superior General in a church in Rome. During his homily, Fr. Niklaus Pfluger congratulated the District of Switzerland for organizing this pilgrimage to Rome and insisted on the need to walk in the footsteps of our patron saint who rightly denounced the Modernism that still devastates the institutions of the Church today.

The priests and brothers of the District of Switzerland came back delighted with their Roman pilgrimage and are grateful to their superior for organizing it. They also thank the faithful for their prayers on this occasion.

(Source: SSPX / Switzerland - DICI No. 300 of 12/09/14)