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Monastery St Benoît: Dissolved Community Answers Bishop Rey

Father Alcuin Reid's Benedictines responded June 21 to reports that Fréjus-Toulon Bishop Dominique Rey had suppressed their community. The monks …
michael newman
Statement - Communiqué
Here’s a communique from the priorMore
Statement - Communiqué

Here’s a communique from the prior
Ave Crux
@CatMuse @Kenjiro M. Yoshimori What perhaps needs to be made more clear here is that Bishop Rey allowed this foundation to be juridically established in his Diocese in 2009 as an Association of the Faithful.
Thus, he is also responsible as the Bishop for assuring its continuance and viability. And yet, after Traditionis Custodes he was unwilling to make provision for the sustenance of the …More
@CatMuse @Kenjiro M. Yoshimori What perhaps needs to be made more clear here is that Bishop Rey allowed this foundation to be juridically established in his Diocese in 2009 as an Association of the Faithful.

Thus, he is also responsible as the Bishop for assuring its continuance and viability. And yet, after Traditionis Custodes he was unwilling to make provision for the sustenance of the very heart and soul of this community's purpose and existence -- its Traditional Benedictine Liturgy -- by ordaining one of its members who was duly prepared for Ordination.

That's akin to a father adopting children then permitting them to starve -- and die off -- in his own household.

A Bishop is mandated to support the vocations and communities he permits to be erected in his diocese. He was refusing to fulfill his duty.

It's time we Catholics got a spine and stop letting Modernists trample on the Church's Patrimony while blaming the ones -- like Archbishop Lefebvre, SSPX and these good Benedictines -- who are doing what all Catholics ought and are mandated by God to do: preserve Tradition and the treasures we have received from the Church of the Ages.

P.S. It's a matter of the virtue of justice, which Bishops -- more than anyone -- are bound to exercise with those in their care.
CatMuse
A little less media and a willingness to suffer a few hits might be helpful for everyone and mother Church. 😉
michael newman
@CatMuse what exactly do you mean by that comment? Someone could also offer the notion that, a little less persecution of Catholics who want to hold onto traditions may help mother church immensely
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
If this Benedictine priest founder refused to name the bishop who ordained him, or cooperate with Rey, who is the best French bishop, then there's something fishy about Reid and his monastery and maybe it was for the best. Maybe another traditional group could take it over.
lancs1
Fr Reid makes it clear in his response that he has tried to meet Bishop Rey and is willing to do so. Rey may have been one of the better French bishops but he no longer seems to have a spine - he just crumbles before the Dictator Pope. Thankfully, the monastery is owned by a trust and not the diocese.
michael newman
@Kenjiro M. Yoshimori you clearly don’t know very much at all about Dom Alcuin Reid, that he’s liturgical scholar, a close collaborator with Cardinal Sarah whom Sarah trusted entirely to write his speech at the Sacra Liturgia conference in 2016 calling for ad orientem worship. Dom Alcuin Reid has been a tireless worker of the reform of the reform, for the love of the Church, his many volumes of …More
@Kenjiro M. Yoshimori you clearly don’t know very much at all about Dom Alcuin Reid, that he’s liturgical scholar, a close collaborator with Cardinal Sarah whom Sarah trusted entirely to write his speech at the Sacra Liturgia conference in 2016 calling for ad orientem worship. Dom Alcuin Reid has been a tireless worker of the reform of the reform, for the love of the Church, his many volumes of liturgical books and the annual organising of the Sacra Liturgia conference is not to be piffled at by an ignoramus with an opinion. First educate yourself, then comment.
Liam Ronan
@Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Attributed to Abraham LincolnMore
@Kenjiro M. Yoshimori

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Attributed to Abraham Lincoln