The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the Catholic Church. The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy commonly called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite, and secondly, the care of souls and pastoral activities in the service of the Church.
The Fraternity was founded on July 18, 1988 at the Abbey of Hauterive (Switzerland) by a dozen priests and a score of seminarians. Shortly after the Fraternity’s foundation and following upon a request by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Bishop Josef Stimpfle of Augsburg, Germany granted the Fraternity a home in Wigratzbad, a Marian shrine in Bavaria. It is here that the European seminary of the Fraternity is currently found, and which is the mother-house of the community. The General House, on the other hand, is situated in Fribourg, Switzerland. There are currently almost 287 priests and 150seminarians in the Fraternity.
- FSSP International
- FSSP America
- FSSP Los Angeles,
- FSSP Sacramento, St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish
- FSSP San Diego, Saint Anne Catholic Church
- FSSP Fresno, Holy Cross Chaplaincy
UNA VOCE INTERNATIONAL
The International Una Voce Federation is a lay movement, and its principal aims are to ensure that the Missale Romanum of Pope John XXIII (1962 edition) is maintained in the Church as one of the forms of liturgical celebration and to safeguard and promote the use of Latin, Gregorian chant, and sacred polyphony. A General Assembly is convened every two years in Rome and elections are held for the Council and Presidency. The current President is Mr. Leo Darroch from The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales. The Federation is recognized by the Holy See, its views are received with courtesy and respect by the relevant Roman Congregations, and its representatives are received by them in the same manner. Over the years it has made successful interventions with Rome on numerous occasions to safeguard the traditional Mass and ancient liturgical practice. Its first President, Dr. Eric de Saventhem was instrumental in convincing Pope John Paul II in 1986 to convoke a special Commission of Cardinals to investigate to the situation concerning the celebration of the traditional Mass.
-Una Voce International Website
Below are links to the National and Local Una Voce Chapters.
- UNA VOCE AMERICA
- Una Voce Los Angeles:
- California Latin Mass and Una Voce San Bernandino
- Una Voce Orange County
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