Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Full Canonical Erection for the Transalpine Redemptorists

It is with the greatest of joy and happiness and with thanks to Almighty God that I received an email earlier today from Br Martin Mary of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer informing me that they have received full Canonical erection from His Excellency Hugh Gilbert OSB, Bishop of the diocese of Aberdeen.

This long awaited recognition is made all the more sweeter in being announced today on The Feast of The Assumption - a truly Blessed day indeed.

Let us give all thanks and praise to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, St Alphonsus, Our Lady of Aberdeen that the community has received this grace today.

It has been said elswhere that under this great Vicar on Earth, Pope Benedict XVI, the Pope of Catholic Unity, that the Church will once more become united again, strengthened and renewed in this time of secularisation and apostacy.  Today we see another small step in that direction.  God Bless the Pope!

Please pay a visit to the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer website to view the letter of erection from Bishop Hugh OSB and please, pray for them, our Bishop and all the Church that we may continue to come together and be one in faith, love and charity.

The diocese of Aberdeen must be one of the very few diocese in the world which house two religious communities continuing to worship in Latin, one in the Novus Ordo and one in the Usus Antiquior.  We are truly most fortunate.


  1. Thanks for this great news. May Our Lady of Aberdeen guide and protect the FSSR community, our Bishop, priests and religious and all the faithful, in our diocese of Aberdeen.

  2. This is indeed wonderful news. And I'm agreed that it's most fortunate that Aberdeen houses two religious communites which worship in Latin. And yes, it is indeed a good idea to pray for the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, the bishop, and all the Church with faith, love and charity, so that we may all be one.

    May the patience, charity, fortitude, and obedience shown by the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer be a continued inspiration to us all.

    ~ M. Ray