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4 New Priests!

St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, MO was privileged to host the ordinations of 4 deacons of The Institute of Christ the King on August 5, 2014.

There are plenty of pics up already, but here is my meager offering. Enjoy!

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What did YOU do today?

Another day of preparations at St. Francis de Sales Oratory. We’re almost finished thanks to our priests, so many volunteers, wonderful seminarians and ABBÉ AWESOME.

This Oratory member threw a gasoline powered leaf blower on her back and cleaned the entire campus. She rocks.
This Oratory member threw a gasoline powered leaf blower on her back and cleaned the entire campus. She rocks.

Did you see the air conditioning??

And don’t forget the stained glass! We have a few of those!

Institute Blue lift. How appropriate.
Institute Blue lift. How appropriate.

1 Week from today…

…I am going on vacation. Today I went shopping with my eldest and helped out a bit at St Francis de Sales. A photo montage follows for your viewing enjoyment.

Abbé Alex's favorite saying! Barbie™ stole it!!
Abbé Alex’s favorite saying! Barbie™ stole it!!
The Purple Martin, 2 blocks from the Oratory, got some fence bling yesterday!
The Purple Martin, 2 blocks from the Oratory, got some fence bling yesterday!
Cranes, Planes and Automobiles. Life at the Oratory.
Cranes, Panes and Automobiles. Life at the Oratory.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke at St. Francis de Sales Oratory

Tonight at St. Francis de Sales Oratory we had the pleasure of a visit from Cardinal Burke complete with Solemn Benediction and a wonderful reception.  I took 235 photos and only have 6 to show you…

The Arrival of His Eminence
Vesting
Military escort



Benediction

Cappa Magna



Reception.



Thank you, Cardinal Burke for visiting us at St. Francis de Sales.

Thank you for all  you do for The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

Thank you for your dedication to Holy Mother Church.

Preparation and Anticipation

Things are definitely in the works for the visit of our beloved Cardinal Burke tomorrow.  I sneaked into the church and snapped a couple of pictures of people building and arranging things. I also included a photo of the angel by the St. Joseph Altar just because I think it’s beautiful.



Now THAT’S a torchbearer!



I don’t think the ladder will be there tomorrow.
Or will it?

Some people have a way with flowers.
Other people, oh, not have way.



Pontifical Solemn High Mass with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

Look at all of those beautiful side altars.
I’m not sure if they are used any longer.

Thanks to the ever-resourceful JJR, I have photos from today’s Pontifical Solemn High Mass with Cardinal Burke!
The glorious event took place at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO with the Institute of Christ the King (which is obvious when you see the blue cassocks worn by our servers!).

We shall see Cardinal Burke again on January 31st where he will visit us at St. Francis de Sales just as he did last year!



Procession



At the altar!

I think I see another blogger on here.



Notice the Cappa Magna.



Blue Cassocks and Awesome Abbes!