Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Confraternity Membership

I joined the Confraternity of St. Peter.  You’ll notice an image with a link on the left sidebar of the blog now.  Membership is a very modest sacrifice when you compare it to the good being done by the Fraternity of St. Peter.


Membership is easy, just send in the form and follow the duties:


1.       One decade of the Rosary per day for the intentions of the Confraternity.

2.       Recite the prayer of the Confraternity each day.

3.       Have Holy Mass offered once a year for the intentions of the Confraternity.


The intentions are:


1.       The sanctification of the members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

2.       For Vocations to the Fraternity

3.       For the fruitfulness of the Fraternity’s apostolic labors.


This is the Confraternity Prayer:


Dicenda ab illis
Confraternitati admissis.
Post decadem Rosarii dicant:

To be said by members of
the Confraternity of St. Peter.
Following a decade of the Rosary:

V. Memento, Domine,
congregationis tuae.


R. Quam possedisti ab initio.
Oremus. Domine Jesu, in
testimonium Veritatis natus,
qui usque in finem diligis quos
elegeris, exaudi benigne preces
nostras pro nostris pastoribus.
Tu qui omnia nosti, scis quia
amant Te et omnia possunt in
Te qui eos confortas :
sanctifica eos in Veritate,
infunde in eis, quaesumus,
Spiritum quem Apostolis tuis
dedisti, qui eos in omnibus
Tui similes efficiat.

V. Remember, O Lord,
Thy congregation.

R. Which Thou hast possessed
from the beginning. Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus, born to give testimony
to the Truth, Thou who lovest unto
the end those whom Thou hadst
chosen, kindly hear our prayers
for our pastors. Thou who knowest
all things, knowest that they love
Thee and can do all things in Thee
Who strengthen them. Sanctify them
in Truth. Pour into them, we beseech
Thee, the Spirit whom Thou didst give
to Thy apostles, who would make
them, in all things, like unto Thee.

Accipe quod Tibi tribuunt
testimonium amoris, qui triplici
Petri confessioni benignus
annuisti. Et ut oblatio munda
sine intermissione Sanctissimae
Trinitati ubique offeratur, novam
eis propitius adjunge prolem, et
omnes jugiter in Tua serva
caritate, qui cum Patre et
eodem Spiritu Sancto unus es
Deus, cui gloria et honor in



Receive the homage of love
which they offer up to Thee,
Who hast graciously received
the threefold confession of Peter.
And so that a pure oblation may
everywhere be offered without
ceasing unto the Most Holy Trinity,
graciously enrich their number and
keep them in Thy love, who art one
with the Father and the Holy Ghost,
to whom be glory and honour






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