Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Feast Day and Anniversary

Today we celebrate the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  We ask Our Lady to watch over and guide her Son's Church, especially in these days.  Mary, our hope and seat of wisdom, pray for us.  

It was also 23 years ago today, March 25th, that the founder of the Society of Saint Pius X passed from this life.  Eternal rest grant to him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.  
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, died on the morning of March 25. This year’s first day of Holy Week is also one of the great feasts of the liturgical year, the Annunciation, the day when, by the fiat of Mary the Incarnation comes about.” [From ‘Tributes for a Catholic Bishop’]
“... it would be wrong not to acknowledge that without him the struggle for the preservation of much of what we cherish would probably have been lost. ... the global movement for the advancement of the Traditional Roman Rite is inseparably linked to the life of this passionate man“ [From Rorate Caeli]

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