St Grignion Seminary

Here is a message from Bishop Faure about the St Grignion Seminary —

The seminary is starting its second year: with 12 seminarians, the house which we are now in has become too small. We have found a building for sale which is suitable for our needs, as the number of rooms will accommodate several more years of seminarians. However, we do not have all the funds necessary, and still have to gather  €250.000.

By the grace of God, the first year of the seminary went on fairly steadily, without too many practical problems. With the help of the Dominican Fathers of Avrillé, we are able to ensure a solid doctrinal teaching. However, with the new arrivals, we are forced to find a larger property.

Dear faithful, why did we undertake such a project?

The present crisis in Tradition comes from an awful temptation which keeps coming back: the desire to obtain “recognition” from modernist Rome. However not one day goes by without Rome being an occasion of scandal ; it seems as if morality and doctrine, from a human point of view, are being irreversibly destroyed. Archbishop Lefebvre used to say that, even though we recognize the legitimacy of Roman and diocesan authorities, putting ourselves under their direct or even indirect authority constitutes a grave danger for our Faith.

On the other hand, there are still young men reflecting upon their vocation and planning to become holy Catholic priests, despite the numerous obstacles they have to overcome.

In order to continue the fight of Archbishop Lefebvre, Bishop Williamson has courageously taken the decision to consecrate two bishops. But what is a Bishop for, if not to form and ordain good priests? We desired to have seminarians, and God has provided us with twelve of them!

The best remedy for the dechristianisation of souls and of nations resides in the creation, maintenance and development of an authentic Catholic seminary.

Please, help us continue the fight of Archbishop Lefebvre!


God bless you!

Mgr Jean Michel Faure

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