SSPX Ordinations 2018 – 7 New Priests from United States

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for the last seven years from 2011 to
2018 the priestly candidates of st. Thomas Aquinas seminary have
meticulously prepared for their priestly ordination through study prayer and the
discipline of a rigorous seminary formation these seven deacons were
ordained to the eternal priesthood on Friday June 22nd 2018 by Bishop Bernard
Tissier de Mallerais at the seminary in Dillwyn Virginia. As hundreds of faithful watched
Bishop Tissier called each deacon by name marking the sacred moment the church
officially recognizes the priestly vocation of each candidate. The
candidates then lie prostrate on the ground, called upon the saints in heaven
to help them in that most solemn time. The bishop lastly placed his hands on
the head of each ordinand, in sign of approval of the candidate – as did every
priest present with likewise approval. Each received the holy oil on their
hands and the act of consecrating themselves entirely to their new
apostolic mission of saving souls for Christ as an Alter Christus. The newly
ordained priests offered their first Mass in unison with the bishop and with
the help of an assistant priest. The bishop then loosed their chasubles to show the Church of visibly permits her new priests to absolve sins through the sacrament of Confession. Six new priests from the United States and one from Ireland were
ordained. Father John Graziano, Father Thomas Tamm, Father Nicholas McManus, Father Samuel Fabula, Father Thomas Buschmann, Father Michael Sheahan and
Father Thomas O’Hart. Following this event Bishop Bernard
Fellay will ordain three priests on Friday June 29th in Econe, Switzerland.
The next day, Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta will confirm the Holy priesthood
on six more candidates in Zaitskofen, Germany, totaling sixteen new priests for
the priestly Society of Saint Pius X. These ordinations marked the
continued growth of the Society – preserving the Catholic priesthood and
drawing down God’s grace to souls through the sacraments and the Mass.

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