Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fra' Fredrik Crichton-Stuart R.I.P. UPDATE

Yesterday I was informed of the death of Fra' Freddy.  We first met in Pluscarden Abbey whilst we were both on a retreat many years ago.  He became a friend, colleague and mentor to me and was instrumental in introducing me to the Old Rite (Forma Extraordinaria).  We sat on the Una Voce Scotland committee over the past years, he as chairman, and saw each other on Sundays in Edinburgh where we attended Mass in the Usus Antiquior.

This professed religious of the Sovereign Military Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta) became the 56th Grand Prior of England, also Delegate of Scotland and the Northern Marches for the Order.  A tireless worker for the Order and their many charitable undertakings.

He,  like his forebears, was a devout Catholic.  His great grandfather, the 3rd Earl of Bute, was the man who bought the ruins of Pluscarden Abbey and handed them over to the Benedictine community of Prinknash who turned it into one of the most thriving communities of monks in the UK today.

A prayerful man, a confidant and teacher who will be sorely missed by us all in Scotland.

Fra' Fredrik Crichton-Stuart   (1940 - 2011)

Requiescat in pace

Details of Funeral Arrangements

Monday 27th June

Reception of remains and Vespers at 5 p.m. at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Tuesday 28th June

Lauds at 10:30 a.m.

Solemn Requiem Mass at 11:15 a.m.
Celebrant Fr. John Emerson FSSP. His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien, His Grace Archbishop Mario Conti and Knights of Malta will be in choir. Cardinal O’Brien will preach the homily.

There will be a reception in the Cathedral Hall after Mass. 

Fra’ Freddy’s burial will take place at 3 p.m. at Mount Vernon.

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