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A Message from Fr. Pfeiffer

Posted by The Editor on February 3, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Jan 26, 2017

Dear Friends in Christ!


The 5 acre property including 2 story 7 bedroom house and 4 car garage located within the original land was successfully purchased Jan 25, 2017, Feast of Conversion of St Paul on the anniversary of the death of Fr Urban Snyder, a Kentucky Trappist Monk from the nearby Monastery of Gethsemane (the first Trappist Monastery in USA est. 1848), who lived with Fr Hannifin. And the Pfeiffer Family on this same Seminary property from 1970s to early 90s. Fr. Urban was one of only 2 priests officially approved by Rome to be officially incardinated into SSPX (in 1972). He is one of our proofs that the SSPX was considered by Rome as a true Religious society. Fr Urban died January 25, 1995. He died of Altzhiemers and while forgeting almost all else was able to celebrate Mass until near the very end. He used to say with a twinkle in his eye many times: "You'll see that one day this area of the Holy Land of Kentucky will have a part to play in the restoration of the Church."


It is most providential to be allowed to receive the property back on his death anniversary. Fr Urban belonged to SSPX from 1972 to 1976.


We are very greatful to all who contributed to the $150,000 purchase without need of bank loan. Several different souls contacted me in the last 2 days to pay the difference if needed etc. We only have funds enough to go from week to week in our normal expenses, and then only barely. Yet in this period the generosity of Our Holy Mother Mary inspiring many of you, got us through our usual expenses (including several thousand dollar. repairs of our aging facility) as well as this purchase money over and above.


God bless all of you and please keep us in your prayers. Also, please remember the words with which Fr Urban Snyder used to begin each sermon that he repeated weekly, not remembering that he had said the same the week before.

"Keep your eye on Heaven as the end and goal of life. There is even a place in purgatory for those who have not desired heaven enough. And if you want Heaven you must love Christ with the most perfect Heart. But only Mary can love Christ with such a heart. But no one can love Mary with a right heart except her Divine Son. Therefore, ask Mary to give you her Heart with which to love her Son and ask her Divine Son to give you His Heart with which to love His Mother and between these two hearts you will find Heaven."

Like good traditional Catholics we used to complain, "There goes forgetful Fr Urban repeating again. When is he going to say something different?" He never did...


In Christ,

  Fr Joseph Pfeiffer

Australian Resistance Conference

Posted by The Editor on January 6, 2017 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Seminary Appeal

Posted by The Editor on December 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Seminary

Boston, Kentucky, USA

...comes the following appeal, to which we encourage you all to respond generously. 

An excellent opportunity has presented itself! The property adjacent to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Seminary is available for purchase. It includes a large six bedroom house and five acres of land.


Considering the current growth of the Seminary, which includes the six returning seminarians and one brother from the previous year, as well as new seminarians, this will be a wise and timely purchase.


The total purchase price is $150,000. The Australian as well as the United Kingdom SSPX Marian Corps are also involved in this effort and plans are to purchase this property mid-December of this year. Through this combined effort, hopes are to pay for this entire property in full without the need of a bank loan.


This provides us all with an ideal occasion to support these good priests, who are working tirelessly for the preservation of the Catholic Faith by forming our future priests to follow in the footsteps of Archbishop Lefebvre.


May Our Dear Lord bless all of our efforts through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. St. Pius X, pray for us.


Please make check or money order payable to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Seminary and mail to:


E Supremi

PO Box 72

Saint Marys, KS 66536




Fathers Pfeiffer and Hewko thank you in advance for your generosity.




If more information is needed please email:

Rome approves of neo-SSPX ordinations

Posted by The Editor on July 27, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

On 8th July 2016, DICI reported on the ordination of one Rev. Daniel Sabur to the priesthood by Bishop de Galarreta in the church of St. Nicolas du Chardonnet, Paris, which took place six days earlier. 

In a post on the French district website "La Porte Latine", one can read the text of the sermon on that occasion. Towards the end of his sermon, Bishop de Galarreta says the following:

"So the Babylonian Patriarchy, which is Chaldean, says that we are schismatics. And the Ordinary in France for the Oriental Churches says that we are illegal. And yet the Pope himself says that the Society, that we, are Catholics. So are we Catholics or are we schismatics? I have with me the letter given by His Excellency Bishop Fellay where the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith tells us, the Bishop says, that we can proceed with the ordinations without asking the permission of the local bishops; it is sufficient to give them the names of the ordinands, something which we will do of course, at the right opprtunity. So we're neither schismatic nor illegal."


With the possible exception of Pope Francis himself, nobody better represents the conciliar church than the "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith", unworthy successor of what used to be the Holy Office. They are at the heart of the modernist, conciliar project. These are the very people who have been destroying the Church these past fifty years and who have been causing countless millions to lose the Faith. They also represent the people who illegally supressed the SSPX a mere four-and-a-half years after it was founded and "suspended" Archbishop Lefebvre the following year  - essentially for the crime of ordaining "renegade" priests in the Traditional Rite at Econe. Now these same people are (apparrently) quite happy for SSPX ordinations to go ahead, and will even go as far as committing their approval to paper. 


But don't worry - as we've been told so often, nothing has changed, the SSPX is the same as it always was, it still continues exactly the same fight as Archbshop Lefebvre, Bishop Fellay & co haven't changed their position one bit since the days of Archbishop Lefebvre, don't listen to the rumours and scaremongering from those who say they that a sell-out to modernist Rome has been gradually accomplished, there's no truth in that at all, where's your evidence, etc...


Posted by The Editor on March 28, 2016 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)
Catholic Resistance Conference

Sat. 2nd  &  Sun. 3rd April, 2016
9.00am - 5.30pm both days
The Antoinette Hotel,
SW19  1SD

Confessions; Mass; Rosary; Talks; Q&A; Social;
Lunch and refreshments provided free


9.00am Confessions

9.30am Mass

- sermon

- reception into the Church

- tea break -

11.30am Talk

- lunch break -

(buffet provided free)

1pm Talk

- tea break -

2pm Talk

- tea break -

- Rosary -

3.30pm Talk

- tea break -

4.30pm Talk

5.30pm - END


A Forgotten Anniversary

Posted by The Editor on March 26, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Friday marks the 25th Anniversary of the death of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, on 25th March, 1991. Nothing about this can be found in the British district newsletter. Nothing on Nothing on, the German district website. The US District has an article which is not very prominently displayed on their website, an article which rather misses the point. A mere 25 years after his death, the Archbishop is all but forgotten by the priests of the Society which he founded. 

Another Note for your diary:

Posted by The Editor on February 7, 2016 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

All Night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

S.W. London


Friday 26th Feb. 

7pm Mass - followed by all night adoration...


Saturday 27th Feb.

...all night adoration followed by - 7am Mass

Resistance Conference

Posted by The Editor on February 1, 2016 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A Note for your Diary:

Resistance Conference

Saturday 2nd  &  Sunday 3rd April, 2016



...further details to follow.

An Important Sermon

Posted by The Editor on January 19, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Reminder: All Night Adoration

Posted by The Editor on October 11, 2015 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A quick reminder that a vigil of prayers for priests for the Resistance is happening on Friday 16th October, finishing Saturday 17th October. If you are not within range of London, please consider joining us in prayer from wherever you are.