The Tremendous Growth of the Society of St. Peter
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New statistical revelations, those which show the progressive development of the Priestly Society of St. Peter.

by Armin Schwibach


Rome (kath.net/as) The Priestly Society of St. Peter (FSSP) belongs to ecclesiastical realities, which is demonstrating tremendous growth. This was the finding of a statistical poll published on the 1st of October. The Society at this moment has 376 members (Priests: 223; Deacons: 8; Seminarians and Postulants in the first year: 145). The average age from the 34 nations shows an aggregate of 36.

The FSSP is in four continents, 16 Countries and 113 Diocese. They possess 48 canonically erected houses, 16 personal parishes and 197 Mass locations. They've shown to have ordained an average of 12 Priests per year.

The Priestly Society of St. Peter was founded on 18 July 1988 as a clerical society of Apostolic Life. This means it operates as a society of Catholics Priests without vows, which operates on a Mission in the world. The Mission is twofold according to the Society: first the education and consecration of Priests in the use of the traditional liturgy according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite; second is for these priests to take up pastoral efforts in their area, in the service of the Church.


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Deo gratias
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Just imagine what it will be like when the SSPX is regularized.

it will be a Trad world and the modernist will just live in it.
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(10-05-2010, 03:08 AM)Unum Sint Wrote: Just imagine what it will be like when the SSPX is regularized.

it will be a Trad world and the modernist will just live in it.

One can certainly hope!  :)
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Here is the source of the information

http://www.fssp.org/en/chiffres.htm

The FSSP ordains an average of 12 priests yearly (quite stable in the recent years). Calculating with the average of 40 years of service this means that the order will grow to about 500 priests in her own , which means doubling the priest, the houses (to 100) and the Mass centers (to 1000)

Let God help them.
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Just wait till they start becoming Bishops.
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(10-05-2010, 11:08 AM)Augstine Baker Wrote: Just wait till they start becoming Bishops.

I'd be interested to hear what people think the chances of this happening are and how many bishops are likely to come from traditionalist groups?
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There is a large bubble of kids below about 16 years old.  The FSSP needs to start getting serious about providing schools.  Trads have been generous in cooperating with the Lord and having kids.  We need schools.

I believe the future is to have Traditional teaching nuns.  We are in dire need of them so Catholics can have a low priced Catholic education for their kids.  And the Lincoln seminary will be at capacity in about 5 years.  So some thought needs to be put to buying a second seminary in the USA.
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Yes, it is wonderful to see the FSSP flourish, and God willing, they will continue to grow.  They do have one school for boys, St. Gregory's Academy in PA, so that is one place we will see more vocations, I'm sure.  It would be great for more FSSP schools to accomodate the rest of the country.  We homeschool now, but if our FSSP parish had a school, they'd definitely be going there.

I believe they are getting close to capacity in Denton, NE at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, so another seminary would be nice in the USA.  I'll just keep praying!!  :pray:
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(10-05-2010, 05:46 PM)James02 Wrote: There is a large bubble of kids below about 16 years old.  The FSSP needs to start getting serious about providing schools.  Trads have been generous in cooperating with the Lord and having kids.  We need schools.

I believe the future is to have Traditional teaching nuns.  We are in dire need of them so Catholics can have a low priced Catholic education for their kids.  And the Lincoln seminary will be at capacity in about 5 years.  So some thought needs to be put to buying a second seminary in the USA.

this is so true, and not just for the FSSP but also for the other tradtional groups. Even though the SSPX for instance has a significant number of schools, there are still many who do not have access to them

No one can stress hard enough the importance of a good catholic education. From what i have seen and deduced, there are so many ways to ruin a good catholic family's attempts to bring up their children as life-long committed catholics, and secular schools with their secular, liberal environment which give little emphasis on moral education  is a major, major cause.
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