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Fr. Sergius Maria DeMartini, FM?
« on: November 21, 2020, 06:14:12 PM »
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  • Does anyone know who Fr. Sergius Maria DeMartini, FM of Apostolic Monastics Inc., San Diego, CA 92102 is?
    What is his background for his ecclesiastical seminary formation?
    Who ordained him a priest?
    When was he ordained?
    What rite did his ordination occur in?
    What is his canonical status now (Diocese, Indult/Motu, SSPX, Independent, etc.)?

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    Re: Fr. Sergius Maria DeMartini, FM?
    « Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 06:29:34 PM »
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  • A quick google search came up with the following Definitely not SSPX Looks like NO.

    Apostolic Monastics
    September 6, 2019 ยท

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Fr. Sergius-Maria <>
    Subject: Fwd: Canonical Petition to Benevolent Bishop/Eparch

    Your Lordship:
    Praised be Jesus and Mary!
    To summarize by way of introduction, I am a biritual (Latin/Slavonic
    Rites) priest-monk who graduated in Rome from the Russicum, the
    Angelicum and the Pontifical Oriental Institute, ordained (1987), still
    incardinated with full faculties in the Byzantine Archeparchy of Beirut,
    Lebanon and released with written canonical permission to found a
    biritual monastic-community/public-oratory similar to the
    successful Saint Elizabeth's Parish in downtown Denver of renowned Father
    Chrysostom Frank.

    Our hope is to incarnate such a mission in the heart of your
    Diocese/Eparchy according to the St. Elizabeth Denver model
    following our proposed Community's Directory and Customary (cf. separate

    We would like permission to use approved english vernacular translations
    in our liturgies both Roman and Byzantine.
    I am fluent in English, Spanish,
    French, and Italian plus Latin and Slavonic.

    As you know, examples of urban missionary-monastic centers already
    exist, especially since the 1950s with Mesnil-St.Loup (France) of Dom Emmanuel,
    OSB, the present-day Benedictines in Chicago as well as
    the Fraternity of Jerusalem in Paris, St. Mary's Mercy House in New
    York and other metropolises throughout the world. Also venerable were the
    biritual benedictine abbeys of Chevetogne (Belgium), Niederalteich (Germany)
    and Lisle (USA).

    We wish to bring the treasures of monastic spirituality, liturgy,
    catechesis and pastoral service to the heart of the new desert, the post-modern,
    post-Christian city, where consciously or subconsciously, souls are
    desperate for access to these graces of Holy Mother Church.

    We would strive to cooperate fully with the bishop/eparch, all his curia and
    clergy and to be available to serve as requested according to the
    capability of our semi-contemplative vocation.

    I have documented proof of prior monastic experience and a canonical
    novitiate already successfully completed. My previous years include a
    secular BA in Health Education and Psychology from San Francisco State
    University plus life and ministry on all continents (52 countries)
    with the Little Brothers of Bl. Charles deFoucauld, the Missionaries of Charity
    of St. Teresa of Calcutta, the Ukrainian Studite Monks, the Lebanese Melkite
    Monks, etc.. I was born in San Francisco (1947) of first generation
    Italian/French heritage and had 11 years of Jesuit and Dominican
    education, not counting the rest.

    There are several priests plus many other laymen/women committed to joining our Religious Community once canonical permission is granted for
    public-association-of-the-faithful, priestly faculties, missio-canonica,
    public-oratory status, etc., even if ad experimentum de facto initially.

    The following friends of our Community have graciously allowed me to use
    them as references with unconditional recommendations on our behalf:

    - Abbot Philip Anderson,OSB, Clear Creek Abbey, Tulsa, OK;
    - Abbot William Driscoll,MMA, Maronite Monks of Adoration, Petersham, MA;
    - Fr. Basil Paris, Holy Transfiguration Skete, Eager Harbor, MI;
    - Abbot James LiPrie,OSB, Opalousas, LA;
    - Fr. Christopher Phillips, Pastor,Our Lady of the Atonement Anglo-Catholic
    Use, San Antonio, TX;

    - Fr. Eugene Linowski, Pastor Emeritus, St. John Chrysostom Ruthenian
    Catholic Church, Columbus, OH;

    - Fr. Prior John Burns,OCarm., Founder, Carmelite Hermits, Lake Elmo, MN;
    - M. Emily-Ann Lindsey, Prioress General, All Saints Sisters of the Poor,
    Baltimore, MD.;

    - M. Miriam Moss,OSB., Foundress/Prioress General, Daughters of Mary,
    Tulsa, OK;

    - Fr. Hector Perez, STD., Pastor, St. Stephen Catholic Church, Pensacola, Fl..
    We would welcome the opportunity to furnish any further requested
    information and references, etc. toward obtaining episcopal approval....
    for the glory of God, the salvation of souls and the good of Holy Mother Church.

    Begging your Blessing respectfully,
    Fr. Sergius (Demartini)
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


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