The Friary’s position
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The position of the Friary has not changed since the foundation of our community, that is,we continue the combat for the Faith summarized perfectly by the Doctrinal Declaration of Archbishop Lefebvre of November 21, 1974.

More precisely, we hold the principle which has been the one of the Society from 1988 to 2012, and which was still clearly maintained in the General Chapter of 2006:

“The contacts that the Society continues occasionally with Roman authorities have for their only end to help these authorities to reappropriate the Tradition that the Church cannot repudiate without losing her identity, and not the search for an advantage for ourselves, or to come to an impossible and purely practical agreement. The day when Tradition will once again regain all its rights, “the problem of our reconciliation will have no further reason to exist and the Church will experience a new youth”. (1)

We support therefore all the priests still in the SSPX who, not without difficulty, continue the good fight in this spirit. By the grace of God, there are a good number of them, especially in the French District of the Society.  The Appeal to the faithful of January 2014 was not a declaration of rupture with the SSPX, but a “public testimony of our firm and faithful attachment to the principles that always guided Archbishop Lefebvre in the combat for the Faith”.

If there are priests outside of the Society who, clearly and without ambiguity, continue the combat of Archbishop Lefebvre, there is no reason not to support them. To support them does not mean “taking sides” for one Society against another. We have no intention to do anything “against” the Society, and do not wish its collapse : nobody wants that.

A suggestion for those who want to remain faithful to the combat of Archbishop Lefebvre: to the word “resistance”, we prefer the expression “combat for the faith”, not only because one does not define oneself by something negative; but because this expression exists since the beginning of Tradition, and includes all those who faithfully continue the combat of Archbishop Lefebvre, no matter what organization they belong to.

Abp. Lefebvre, Letter to Pope Jean Paul II, 2 June 1988.


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Comment by Elaine on December 8, 2019 at 1:08pm

Amen ❤️❤️❤️

Comment by Merewalesi drinamate on January 6, 2017 at 7:55pm

Amen ❤❤❤

Blessed be God forever and Ever......Amen ❤❤❤

Comment by Bridgit Marie Bellini on December 20, 2016 at 3:02pm

Amen X3

Comment by Bill on April 7, 2016 at 6:43pm
***press ion = expression*** below.
Comment by Bill on April 7, 2016 at 6:41pm
That last paragraph in blue above is as sure a sign as any, to me at least, the Holy Ghost leads them. May St Michael the Archangel and our sweet little Philomena protect them and intercede for them. Simply a beautiful press ion of their mission. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Comment by Karen Karwowski on December 24, 2015 at 5:47pm

Amen.  Merry Christmas to all!

Comment by Karen Karwowski on September 11, 2015 at 4:05pm

God Bless the Dominicans of Avrillé!

Comment by Dawn Marie on April 16, 2015 at 11:11am
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Comment by Ana De Valle on January 31, 2015 at 9:34am

 Issue #18 (Jan 2015), Friends & Benefactors Letter. link

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