Throughout February, March, April, and May, 2020 there will be 14 Confirmation ceremonies conducted by two auxiliary bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX).
Bishops Bernard Tissier de Mallerais and Bernard Fellay will have a busy schedule through the Spring, visiting a total of 14 chapels of the SSPX U.S. District. Their Excellencies are two of the auxiliary bishops of the SSPX, consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988. They are appointed to aid the priests and the faithful of the Society by conferring the sacraments of Holy Orders and Confirmation.
Bishop Fellay was the Superior General of the Society until 2019. He now serves Fr. Davide Pagliarani, the current Superior General, in an advisory capacity.
Bishop Tissier de Mallerais was formerly the rector of the SSPX Seminary in Ecône, Switzerland, and currently resides at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Virginia. He and Bishop Fellay serve the Society in their travels throughout the districts of the SSPX, administering confirmations, blessing chapels, and ordaining priests.
Source: SSPX DISTRICT OF THE USA January 16, 2020
The month of November is traditionally dedicated in the Catholic Church to honoring the dead and relieving the sufferings of the souls in purgatory.
On this occasion the Church not only multiplies the number of Masses on November 2, All Souls Day, but also encourages the faithful to honor their graves and to have Masses said for their deceased ones throughout this month. Indulgences are attached to this pious works.
Our Lady of the Snows is an old name for St Mary Major, a Church that is a Major Papal Basilica in Rome and the biggest Marian Shrine of ancient Christianity, being originally constructed by Pope Liberius around the year 360.
It was embellished with beautiful mosaics of Mary and Christ in commemoration of the Council of Ephesus in 431. There, in the presence of the Papal legate, Catholic Orthodoxy triumphed over heresy in the great cry of dogmatic Faith, “holy Mary Mother of God” – Theotokos.