May Our Lord's Will be done regarding the recent offer by Rome to the SSPX. Please pray for Bishop Bernard Fellay. He has much weight on his shoulders.
In the Seraphic Father.
The Fraternity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary located in Toronto, Canada has developed this site in order to aid in the restoration of the Third Order Secular of St. Francis and its spirituality ravaged by the errors spread during and after the Second Vatican Council. We wish to aid our brothers and sisters by providing them with traditional Franciscan literature, information necessary for starting a fraternity in their parishes, and by helping isolated members throughout the world.
Today was a magnificent day. Our Lord, Our Lady, St. Joseph, and our Seraphic Father Francis blessed us with another novice (Sr. Catherine), a postulant (Br. Maria Franciscus), and another child (Joshua) for the Archconfraternity of the Cord of St. Francis! Our fraternity has now grown to 12 professed members, two novices, and one postulant. The archconfraternity has 4 children. Deo gratias!
As Br. John became the oldest member of our fraternity at 75 years of age in March 2008, Sr. Catherine becomes the youngest member at 15 years of age. Holy Father Francis is calling all the ages to join our little army! What a blessing it was as well when Br. Maria Franciscus decided just this past week to enter postulancy. And let us not forget that the Seraphic one is preparing the hearts of the little ones for the battle against that most wicked serpent and his minions.
Please pray for these three new children of St. Francis.
The last and greatest event of the afternoon was the solemn consecration of our fraternity to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, which was done in front of the Blessed Sacrament during Benediction. It was beautiful!
Below are some pictures taken by Br. Benedict. You can click on a picture to view a larger image.
All glory and honour to the Most Holy Trinity and Our Blessed Mother and Queen!!!
On Sunday May 25 our parish had a public procession for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Thanks to the permission given by our brother Franciscans in Morgan, Fr. Mery, and especially Fr. Rostand (who by the way has been assigned by Bishop Fellay as the new U.S.A. District Superior beginning in August), seven of our brothers were in full habit during the procession. It was beautiful because the Blessed Sacrament is beautiful! Below are several pictures taken by Sr. Frances-Marie. Click on a picture for a larger image.
In the Seraphic Father.