Sociey of St Pius X - Marian Corps 

 

WHAT IS THE SOCIETY OF SAINT PIUS THE TENTH – MARIAN CORPS (SSPX-MC)

The constitutions of that society state that “the Fraternity is a priestly society of community life without vows, at the example of the societies of Foreign missionaries” and its aim is “the Priesthood and all that concern it and nothing else than it.”

BACKGROUND OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE SOCIETY OF SAINT PIUS THE TENTH

The Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) is therefore a priestly congregation founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. It was erected officially in conformity with Canon Law in the diocese of Fribourg, Switzerland, on February 18, 1971. Since it has been recognized by the competent authorities, it is a work of the Catholic Church, for the Priesthood, as foretold by Our Lady of Quito, a long time ago.

THE FORMATION OF THE MARIAN CORPS

Forty years later, that Priesthood suffered a terrible offence, when the Superiors of the SSPX, lured by the new Rome of liberal and modernist tendencies, began to recognize the Council of Vatican II, the New Mass and the New Code of Canon Law.

A remnant of priests willed to fulfill their Oath against modernism by having nothing to do with such wicked and premature compromise. They began to resist the new liberal tendencies, by simply remaining “a little army of rebuilders”, doing what an army does, fighting, until the new mass is forbidden, Vatican II anathematized and the old Code of Canon Law enforced again by the Eternal Rome; and Tradition itself, not us, little soldiers, be recognized by a fully converted Papacy.

THE FIGHT OF THE WOMAN AGAINST THE DRAGON

It is Our Lady who leads us in that battle, like Deborah, because it is the will of God that victory should be attributed to Her (Judges IV,9). As the Archbishop told us on the occasion of her Immaculate Conception, she is the opposite of this deathly admixing of truth and error and of this desire to be recognized by any Council of the impious ones, whatever be the place they unjustly occupy.

May she enable us to stand in the Truth, in all humility, before our God, who is the First Truth or Truth Itself, and then before other men to whom Truth is owed as a first Charity.

 

                                   

 

What's behind the name SSPX-MC (Marian Corps)?

by Fr Chazal

As the forces of the resistance are gathering, tentative names have been given to it, provisionally; the most disastrous denomination being the holier than thou "strict observance" qualifier.

The following is just a submission that I make. Many priests of the resistance are in favor, and we are beginning to use the acronym... l hope it is going to stick.

ONE

The first,and maybe most important point is that we remain and will always be priests of the Society of St Pius the tenth. Our expulsion is invalid because we upheld the will of the Founder, and the goal of our institute which is the Priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. That Priesthood suffers a terrible offence once Vatican II and the new mass and all wicked reforms, especially the New Code, begin to be recognized suicidally by the top management of the Order itself, notwithstanding the practice of double talk.

Hence we refuse to admit to be the authors of the separation between the official sspx and a remnant of it who adheres exactly to the original notion of the society. Our Antimodernist Oath, the "promitto" of our ordinations, our original engagement formula and the vows taken by those who can no longer accept the unacceptable, precisely because of these commitments, remain in full force, nay, are indeed fulfilled on this painful occasion.

Moreover, the rules and regulations of our Founder are very wise, and very mild, a little bit like the rule of Saint Benedict. The placing of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost as their common thread gives them a wonderful depth. They have worked very well for forty years, and we do not have the leisure to reinvent from top to bottom an entire set of rules and ceremonies for priests, seminarians and religious. To think ourselves wiser than the Archbishop would be certainly presomptuous.By keeping the name SSPX, we also retain automatically the other name of our order "Apostles of Jesus and Mary". This being said, the same constitutions need to be amended to remedy the disastrous centralization, businessification and bureaucratization of the Society in general, and the dangerous accumulation of power of the Superior General over an excessive length of time. Some secundary changes may have to be made on the way priests are trained.

TWO

Hence, while the name sspx has to remain, a qualifier has to be added.

As the xspx, Fr Wegner saying, is clearly rebranding itself as a non fighting corporation, changing the tone of its public speech, while its founder famously described if as a little army of re-builders, we need to stand firm against the liberal evils of this time:

# the recurrent desire to conform to this modern world,

# the desire to be accepted and recognized in our differences,

# the growing tiredness, apathy and loss of priestly flame, (something not too surprising after forty years of struggle).

# and lastly, the reigning intellectual anarchy.

Hence it would seem fitting to call ourselves an army, or even better, something less than an army, i.e., an army corps.

Army corps were originally designed to engage the enemy more quickly and more flexibly in order to take advantage of opportunities before they fade. Therefore it is a lighter and more adaptable structure than a whole cumbersome army. At the same time, an army corps includes all three branches: infantry, cavalry and artillery. In the same vein we shall run a whole grid through priories, houses of training (schools and seminaries), and retreat houses, but in a lighter and more efficient fashion.

Therefore we hope to give a harder and more frugal training to our seminarians so that they learn how not to please themselves in a self conceited spiritual ego, but how to please God. "Christus non sibi placuit" (Rom XV,3). Magnificent buildings are not indicated at this time as families are requested to struggle and be frugal themselves.

THREE

Then, again, precisely as the Fatima solution is despised, Our Lady remains ever more the "whole reason of our hope"(St Bernard). She leads us into battle like Deborah, because it is the will of God that victory be attributed to her (Judic. IV,9). As the Archbishop told us on the occasion of her Immaculate Conception she is the opposite of this deathly admixture of truth and error and of this desire to be recognized by any Council of the impious ones, whatever be the place they unjustly occupy.

May she enable us to stand in the truth, in all humility before Our God who is the First Truth or Truth Itself, and then before other men to whom Truth is owed as a first Charity.

Francois Chazal SSPX Marian Corps.

 

 

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