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News from Libreville (Resistance in Africa)
« on: January 24, 2021, 12:34:26 PM »
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  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
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    News from Libreville
    March 2019 – January 2021
    Founder: Father Pierre Célestin Ndong

    The last time we gave you some News, it was in March 2019. A very mysterious virus
    prevented us from sending you some News in March 2020.

    Since March 2019, the Good Lord has allowed us to achieve many things. These
    achievements were realized thanks to your continual support in spite of the difficult times.
    To all of you, many thanks and may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.

    1 March 2019 – Third trip to Uganda

    March is dedicated to the great Patriach. Under his patronage, I flew to Uganda for my third
    visit. I remained in the country for three weeks. The first week, I stayed in the capital,
    Kampala. The following week, I went to Masaka and Kabale. Then I spent the last week in
    Kampala.

    In that third visit, I started to visit a group that was attending SSPX Masses. For
    unknown reasons, the SSPX stopped visiting those people and their leaders asked me to
    take care of them.

    2 July 2019 – Trip to the USA

    In the beginning of July, I flew to the USA in order to help Bishop Zendejas in his apostolate
    and to get some funds for Africa. He sent me first to Kansas where I preached a mission and
    I gave a conference on my work in Gabon and Uganda. One day, I was surprised to see
    Father Pfeiffer. He went to see me when he heard that I was around. He spoke a lot trying to
    convince me to join him. I could not believe it! Before going to Kansas, I said the Sunday Mass at
    his place and I gave also a conference on my apostolate.

    Then, I went to Florida for a few days to visit a friend. I met also different good
    friends I had when I was the Pastor of the SSPX chapel in Sanford. Briefly I met Father
    Hewko and Father Raphaël. They were together for a boy-camp. Fr Hewko had just split
    from Fr Pfeiffer. It was very interesting to hear why he eventually had decided to leave him.
    From Florida, I flew to Texas where I met other friends from the time I was stationed
    in Dickinson, in the SSPX chapel. One of them drove me very far from Houston to a small
    chapel where I celebrated Mass and I gave a conference in front of few people.


    After Texas, I went back to Bishop Zendejas to prepare for my return to Gabon after
    a wonderful month in the USA. Special thanks for all people who donated for my work in
    Africa.

    3 September 2019 – Brother Francis Arrives in Libreville

    Francis, the one who asked me to visit Uganda, arrived in Libreville for his priestly training.
    We are calling him Brother Francis. We did the paperwork for immigration and we started
    the training with three months of French. Then in December, we started Latin, philosophy
    and Gregorian chant.

    The presence of Br Francis was a special blessing for our community. I was no more
    alone and I could resume a community life.

    4 November 2019 – Fourth trip to Uganda

    I left Br Francis with the community in Libreville and I flew for three weeks in Uganda. As
    usual, I spent the first week in Kampala and then I went to Masaka. Instead of three days, I
    remained there for a full week and I just spent one day in Kabale before coming back to
    Kampala.

    These three weeks were special for two reasons: for the first time, Br Francis was not
    around to assist me and most of the people of Kabale went away from us. So in Kabale, we
    remained just with very few people.

    5 February 2020 – First Religious Wedding

    It was a long way before we could celebrate our first religious wedding. The wife was not
    even baptized. I had to confirm the man before the wedding. We were hoping for more
    religious weddings in 2020. But we did not expect the sanitary tyranny. We celebrated only
    one religious wedding.

    6 March 2020 – A very Mysterious Virus

    When I flew to Uganda on the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, I was expected my visit to be
    the first in 2021 and to visit the country again in November. Since December, the mass
    media were terrorizing people with the story of a very mysterious virus. Nobody could tell
    how the virus went through a very highly secure laboratory in ƈhıną. The virus was
    surrounded by mystery and lies.

    The governments overreacted and we saw a general lσcкdσωn of entire countries for
    the first time in human history. Even people in good health were put in quarantine!
    However, I was able to move in Uganda and to visit our people in Masaka, Kabale before the
    whole country was put under a general lσcкdσωn. Churches were closed! The airport was
    shutdown. No way to get back to Gabon. Nobody knew when the airport will reopen.
    Instead of three weeks, I remained nine months in Uganda. I took advantage of that
    unexpected extra time to do more apostolate.

    I celebrated new traditional ceremonies for our people like Holy Week and Corpus
    Christi. I went through the whole catechism of Saint Pius X. I baptized some children. I gave
    first Holy Communion to few children. I did almost one hundred enthronements of the



    Sacred Heart. I showed two priests how to celebrate the Latin traditional Mass. We got a
    new place for the holy sacrifice of the Mass just outside Kampala. We moved forward in our
    project of a home for Tradition. I even took some Luganda classes!

    7 December 2020 – My Trip to Nigeria

    Around December 2019, a Nigerian priest called Father Michael Chigbata sent me a
    message. He went through a traditional training with Father Juan Ortiz in the USA. Fr

    Chigbata wanted to visit me in Gabon so that we can work together to promote Tradition in
    the continent. He wanted to come in February 2020 but I asked him to come after my trip to
    Uganda in March. We had to change everything because of the corona dictatorship.

    In October, I received a message from Fr Ortiz asking me to visit Fr Chigbata and his
    two priests in Nigeria. Actually, it was a request from Bishop Williamson. I agreed to visit
    them in Nigeria as soon as I would have been back to Gabon.

    In November, I went back to Gabon and immediately I prepared my flight to Nigeria.
    In December, I flew to Nigeria and I spent there ten days with our priests. I spent a night in
    Lagos where another priest welcomed me. The following day, I flew from Lagos to Enugu
    where the three priests welcomed me and took me to their priory in Anaku, Anambra State.
    I spent a full week with them helping them to know Tradition better.

    8 Our Projects

    It is very difficult to plan anything because of the sanitary craziness. Nevertheless, we hope
    that one of the bishops will be able to visit us this year. We plan on building our presbytery
    in Uganda. So far, we have been hosted by families but the best solution is to have our own
    place. We will continue our training for our aspirants to priesthood. We plan to have more
    religious weddings. Lastly, we will work on more connection between our three countries:
    Gabon, Nigeria and Uganda.

    9 Many Thanks To

    Dear friends and benefactors, we are greatly thankful to you all for your support and
    prayers. We will continue our work as much as we can in spite of the overreaction to the
    CÖVÌD 19.

    I wish you a very merry Christmas and a holy new year 2021!

    In order to help our apostolate in Gabon, Nigeria and Uganda
    Email: pndongondo@gmail.com
    Phone : (241) 06 27 24 09 ou 07 44 20 86
    Mail : Ndong Ondo Ondzaghe Pierre Célestin
    B.P. 19407
    Libreville GABON

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    Re: News from Libreville (Resistance in Africa)
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 10:26:02 AM »
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  • 5 February 2020 – First Religious Wedding


    It was a long way before we could celebrate our first religious wedding. The wife was not
    even baptized. I had to confirm the man before the wedding. We were hoping for more
    religious weddings in 2020. But we did not expect the sanitary tyranny. We celebrated only
    one religious wedding.

    :facepalm: 


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    Re: News from Libreville (Resistance in Africa)
    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 11:25:18 AM »
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  • 5 February 2020 – First Religious Wedding


    It was a long way before we could celebrate our first religious wedding. The wife was not
    even baptized. I had to confirm the man before the wedding. We were hoping for more
    religious weddings in 2020. But we did not expect the sanitary tyranny. We celebrated only
    one religious wedding.

    :facepalm:

    Yeah, well, it's Africa.

    Archbishop Lefebvre, when in working in Africa, had to deal with the problem of Muslim or tribal converts who had more than one wife. Not an easy thing to rectify. I can't remember how he dealt with that, but Africa has its own set of problems.
    "This forum is a space for discussion to defend the Catholic Faith following Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre. It is therefore not for rallying to the conciliar church nor for sedevacantism"
    - From the French Resistance forum (Francophone forum, in France)

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    Re: News from Libreville (Resistance in Africa)
    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 11:45:18 AM »
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  • Yeah, well, it's Africa.

    Archbishop Lefebvre, when in working in Africa, had to deal with the problem of Muslim or tribal converts who had more than one wife. Not an easy thing to rectify. I can't remember how he dealt with that, but Africa has its own set of problems.
    Yeah, well, that doesn't mean priests are necessarily able to confirm. And in today's Church, the U.S. might as well be Africa when it comes to Confirmation. 
    There's no guarantee that supplied jurisdiction includes the delegation to confirm, and you can't settle for doubtful Confirmation. 

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    Re: News from Libreville (Resistance in Africa)
    « Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 11:53:08 AM »
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  • Yeah, well, that doesn't mean priests are necessarily able to confirm. And in today's Church, the U.S. might as well be Africa when it comes to Confirmation.
    There's no guarantee that supplied jurisdiction includes the delegation to confirm, and you can't settle for doubtful Confirmation.

    Good point. I don't know how supplied jurisdiction works exactly with confirmation. But maybe the sacrament of confirmation, in order to be valid, is to be asked for or requested by a Catholic who does not otherwise have access to the traditional sacrament. As is the case with other sacraments pertaining to supplied jurisdiction. Or something like that.
    "This forum is a space for discussion to defend the Catholic Faith following Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre. It is therefore not for rallying to the conciliar church nor for sedevacantism"
    - From the French Resistance forum (Francophone forum, in France)


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    Re: News from Libreville (Resistance in Africa)
    « Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 06:59:08 AM »
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  • Jurisdiction is not required for Confirmation.
    Jurisdiction is only required for confession and matrimony.
    The ordinary minister of confirmation is the bishop.
    A priest can confirm in danger of death probably also for a wedding since you are supposed to be confirmed before you marry.

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  • Holy Mother Church supplies the Sacramental graces in times of necessity :incense:
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi


     

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