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Don't know if this was posted here before. Another Great Sign the SSPX is becoming holier and holier as the years roll by, just as Our Lord Jesus wants. No sign at all of laxity, liberalism or lukewarmness, but rather of apostolic fervor and the spirit of sacrifice in Fr. Pagliarani's beautiful letter. Where is the proof that the Society under Fr. Pagliarani has somehow "fallen" from its zeal in this letter?

From: https://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/letter-fr-pagliarani-importance-sspx-third-order-61767
Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order
NOVEMBER 10, 2020
SOURCE: FSSPX.NEWS


The Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, Fr. Davide Pagliarani, writes to faithful and friends of the SSPX on the importance of the Third Order at the present time:

Dear faithful and friends of the Society of Saint Pius X,

This letter is addressed to all those who aspire to holiness; to all those who seek an easy way and effective help to reach Heaven; to all Catholics who sincerely love the Society of Saint Pius X and who would like to be more closely united to it. Above all, it is addressed to all those sincere souls who love Our Lord and who want to prove it to Him by giving Him "something more".

I will not speak to you here of the priesthood, nor of religious life, but of another means that the Church gives the faithful to help them: the Third Order. All major religious orders have one, and if Archbishop Lefebvre desired to found a Third Order for the Society, it is because he saw it as a powerful means of sanctification.

The Third Order is one of the "branches" of the Society. To become a member of the Third Order is therefore to belong to the family of the Society, in the same way as priests, brothers or oblates. It means entering into its life, its struggle, its joys and worries; it means supporting all the other members by one's own fidelity, and being helped in turn by all when the fight becomes tiring and courage is lacking. This is, in short, the dogma of the Communion of Saints, so beautiful and consoling, lived every day!

On this 1st November 2020, the feast of all the Saints, it is exactly forty years since our founder wrote the Rule of the Third Order of Saint Pius X. Like his life, this rule is discreet, concise, but very rich and profound; and if followed faithfully and generously, it traces a clear path to holiness.

Reading it, one realises that it requires nothing extraordinary, nothing very difficult, nothing frightening: morning and evening prayer, recitation of the rosary, attendance at Mass, a few days of fasting and abstention from morally dangerous leisure activities. Isn't this the normal life of a Christian, that to which he has been committed since his baptism?

But one might object: isn't a Third Order reserved for an elite, for those who are advanced in the spiritual life? Could one be tempted to think: "The Third Order is not for me"?

If the Third Order is reserved for an elite, it is an elite of love. What makes the Third Order both great and easily accessible is that the spirit that animates it is no different from that of the Church itself, that of the Heart of Our Lord: a spirit of love for God and love for souls. And the flame of this love burns, is rekindled and maintained simply at the foot of the altar, by attending the sacrifice of the Mass with an ardent, attentive, generous heart.

The Third Order is therefore open to all, great and small (from the age of twelve, if parents consent), strong and weak, faithful and sinners: provided that all are ready to love the One who loves them with a love so great that he came down from Heaven for them to ascend to Calvary and die upon the Cross.

There are many advantages for members of the Third Order. The first advantage is their own sanctification: participating in the spiritual treasure of the Society: in all the supernatural riches acquired by the members, they personally receive a greater abundance of graces. Every Mass celebrated daily throughout the world, every prayer recited, the sacrifices and merits of all, all belong to them and they can draw freely from them.

But there is more: each tertiary has the immense consolation of being able to help the Society directly in its apostolate, in its struggle: by the efforts he makes every day to fulfil his commitments, by the prayers and sacrifices he offers to God, he increases this spiritual treasure and powerfully supports the great family of which he is a part.

How much all these considerations must encourage you, dear faithful, to commit yourselves to this humble army of the Society so dear to the heart of God! Its fiftieth anniversary, which we are celebrating today, is a wonderful opportunity to take the step and decide personally, or even as a family, to enlist ardently under the banner of Christ our King. "Dominus Rex noster, ipse salvabit nos! The Lord is our King, it is He who will save us. "(Antiphon of Vespers of Christ the King). Ask the priests of your priories: they will explain how to register to become tertiaries of the Society.

What a joy for the Heart of God, what a support for the Church, what an honour for you and what a help for the Society, if this year new members would come in great numbers, and if all the old members would become more fervent and holier! This is one of my dearest wishes. I entrust it to the burning Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and I thank you for your generosity. I gladly give you all my blessing.

Don Davide Pagliarani
Superior General
Menzingen, 1st November 2020



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Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • How does a group that isn’t a religious order to begin with have a THIRD Order? ... especially given that they’re canonically suppressed by the “hierarchy”?


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  • How does a group that isn’t a religious order to begin with have a THIRD Order? ... especially given that they’re canonically suppressed by the “hierarchy”?
    Because "Third Order" sounds better than "Fan Club"?
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    Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • How does a group that isn’t a religious order to begin with have a THIRD Order? ... especially given that they’re canonically suppressed by the “hierarchy”?
    Excellent question! This is why the Fraternity of Saint Peter has erected its fab club as a confraternity.
    "But...but...the Archbishop established the Thitd Order!"  :facepalm:
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    Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • It’s true that, technically and traditionally speaking, only religious congregations have/had Third Orders.

    Lefebvre would have known that.

    Nevertheless, the SSPX statutes provided for 2nd and 3rd Order “members,” which is historically interesting to me:

    It seems that, just as in so many other areas of its apostolate and the organization thereof, the SSPX was/is in many respects unique (recall that these Statutes were initially approved by ecclesiastical authority, who likewise would have known Third Orders -at least until then- were only proper to religious congregations, but they seem to have been nevertheless approved anyway.  That said, I don’t recall whether the provision for 3rd Order members was included in the original approved Statutes).

    It seems that a Society of Apostolic Life is a canonical hybrid, which shares some features of religious congregations (one of which appears to be 2nd and 3rd Orders, and in the case of the SSPX, even “familiars”).

    My understanding is that the SAJM (itself modeled upon the SSPX statutes) will also have a 3rd Order soon, and already has Oblates functioning as 2nd Order members).

    Once they do, I will join it immediately.

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    Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • It’s true that, technically and traditionally speaking, only religious congregations have/had Third Orders.

    Lefebvre would have known that.

    Nevertheless, the SSPX statutes provided for 2nd and 3rd Order “members,” which is historically interesting to me:

    It seems that, just as in so many other areas of its apostolate and the organization thereof, the SSPX was/is in many respects unique (recall that these Statutes were initially approved by ecclesiastical authority, who likewise would have known Third Orders -at least until then- were only proper to religious congregations, but they seem to have been nevertheless approved anyway.  That said, I don’t recall whether the provision for 3rd Order members was included in the original approved Statutes).

    It seems that a Society of Apostolic Life is a canonical hybrid, which shares some features of religious congregations (one of which appears to be 2nd and 3rd Orders, and in the case of the SSPX, even “familiars”).

    My understanding is that the SAJM (itself modeled upon the SSPX statutes) will also have a 3rd Order soon, and already has Oblates functioning as 2nd Order members).

    Once they do, I will join it immediately.

    It seems 3rd Orders were not forseen in the original approved SSPX Constitutions:

    “What is the Third Order of the Society of St. Pius X?

    In 1981, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre established a Third Order within the Priestly Society of St. Pius X. This establishment was to associate the laity with the spirit and mission of the Society. The spirit as described by the founder “is essentially a priestly spirit, enlightened by the radiance of our Redeemer’s Sacrifice on Calvary and in the Mass, ‘the Mystery of Faith’”. (Cor Unum, January 14, 1982) The laity seeking membership in the Society are to foster this spirit and collaborate in the apostolate to form and preserve priestly vocations. This is done under the direction of the chaplain of the Third Order and one’s individual confessor.”

    https://sspx.org/en/sspx-third-order-explanation
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    Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • The sspx is just a priestly society. My cynical-but-often-correct-cօռspιʀαcʏ-alarm-bell says that By creating the 3rd Order farce, they can get more lay people to emotionally buy into the sspx, so when new-rome takes over, there will be fewer sheeple to leave.  

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    Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • The sspx is just a priestly society. My cynical-but-often-correct-cօռspιʀαcʏ-alarm-bell says that By creating the 3rd Order farce, they can get more lay people to emotionally buy into the sspx, so when new-rome takes over, there will be fewer sheeple to leave.  

    The flaw in that theory is that the 3rd Order was started by Lefebvre himself (i.e., 15-20 years before the Fellay rally to Rome).

    Also: Why do you call it a "farce?"  Is this a judgment on the value and purpose of 3rd Orders, or on the legal status of SSPX (and all traditional) 3rd Orders?
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    Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • The most hostile Resistance, would be those that felt most betrayed by the SSPX, which I would say would be the 3rd Order members.

    As for me, I was never of fan of anyone or anything that I would want to identify with it exclusively, except the Catholic Faith. To each his own.
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    Re: Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Importance of the SSPX Third Order.
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  • What a joy for the Heart of God, what a support for the Church, what an honour for you and what a help for the Society, if this year new members would come in great numbers, and if all the old members would become more fervent and holier! This is one of my dearest wishes.
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    Don Davide Pagliarani
    Superior General
    Menzingen, 1st November 2020

    Well, if you get your prayer answered, then many in the SSPX will leave: choosing God, fidelity to Tradition/the Catholic Faith (I repeat myself), and the truth over human consolations -- yes, that even includes convenient access to the smells & bells of weekly Mass.

    Remember, you can be inordinately attracted to any human thing, and that includes your local chapel. Your chapel is NOT God, but is a means to reach God and receive His grace. So if, say, your local chapel went in cahoots with the nєω ωσrℓ∂ σr∂єr, Communist government tyranny, Great Reset, CÖVÌD, etc. you would do better by not going. The same goes for "if your chapel stops repeating that Vatican II must be destroyed" or in general starts defending Vatican II to any degree.

    No heresy has destroyed as many souls as the Conciliar heresy which burst forth in the 1960's, giving birth to the Crisis in the Church that we're all living in today.

    No truck with Vatican II. Vatican II must be destroyed.
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    Why do you call it a "farce?"
    Because, as Ladislaus pointed out, the sspx (new or old) isn’t a religious organization, in any sense.  It is itself a “3rd Order” because there are no vows.  You can’t have a non-order start another non-order.  It makes no sense.


     

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