Today is the Vigil of Ss Peter and Paul. Here is a recent Letter from the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. John Berg, on the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul. It is worth reading on this day:
This month of June closes with the great feast of Saints Peter and
Paul on the 29th. Those who have visited Rome know firsthand the
importance to the Eternal City of these two great martyrs. Because the
rite we celebrate is truly Roman, this feast has also always held a
particular pride of place in the liturgical calendar.
It is, of course, also the principle feast of our Fraternity of St.
Peter, and we have considered ourselves fortunate to have such a great
intercessor and example in the Prince of the Apostles. The choice of
taking on the title of St. Peter for our institute was really a rather
audacious one. Just as no Pope has dared to take the name Peter II for
two millennia, so too, no institute or religious order has taken the
title of the one chosen to be the first Vicar of Christ. But given the
circumstances of our inception, our founders were encouraged to choose
as our patron the one upon whom Christ chose to build His Church.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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