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Brigittine Servitores Of The Most Holy Savior - Tyler, Tx

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Chiara Francesco    291
Chiara Francesco

Old website:  http://www.servitores.com/default.html

 

New website:  http://servitoresbrigittini.wordpress.com/

 

Below is a post on them from a good catholic blogger in Dallas:  http://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/a-new-religious-order-worthy-of-consideration/

 

 

"I stumbled across a new religious order that was stood up in Tyler just this year, at the Feast of Corpus Christi, I believe.  This order is the Brigittini Servitores 3681634_c98ff4d7_560.jpg?w=150&h=137Sanctissimi Salvatoris (Brigittine Servitores of the Most Holy Savior) and is located adjacent to the FSSP parish in Tyler. They have a website here.  The group is still very small and new.  They describe themselves thusly:

 

Essentially contemplatives, they engage in an apostolate of assisting the Holy Father and bishops to implement “Ecclesia Dei Adflicta” and Summorum Pontificum, while living a life centered on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the full Divine Office in the 1962 Rite (sic: Missal).

 

They promote the public recitation of the Divine Office by helping the Catholic faithful to appreciate and to recite it correctly and to promote its public recitation also promoting Latin literacy through seminars, formal courses of instruction, and correspondence courses. They correspond with priests, religious and laity interested in the traditional Latin liturgy and in the work of the Servitores, also disseminating information regarding churches, parishes, and religious orders using the Traditional Latin liturgy and other pertinent information for the promotion of the same. They also organize days of recollection and confernces for Catholics interested in the traditional Latin liturgy.

 

Perhaps you have a daughter, or know of a woman, discerning a vocation to the religious life?  Perhaps she is attracted to the traditional Mass and traditional practice of the Faith?  This new order could be a very exciting opportunity to help build a new religious community dedicated to the service of Christ and His Church 3681636_efda4210_560.jpg?w=150&h=148according to the timeless practice of the Faith. 

 

You can contact the Brigittini Servitores as shown below:

Sister Margarita O.S.s.S.
Residentia Geatus Vilmos Apor
PO Box 4025 Tyler TX 75712 USA

 

You can e-mail Sister Margarita at servitores5@gmail.com.

 

The Brigittines are not one of the better known religious orders, especially of late.  They were once very widespread, but were for various reasons mostly situated in northern Europe and their monasteries were destroyed by (what else?) the protestant revolt.  How great would it be to help them grow and expand here in the US, in Texas?  How blessed would it be to have another thriving, orthodox community of nuns here close to the Dallas area?  I pray they grow like crazy!  If you are a woman discerning a vocation to the religious life, especially a more traditional practice, why not contact Sister Margarita and see if this is the path God is calling you to?

 

Dominus vobiscum!"

 

 

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inperpetuity    281
inperpetuity

Thank you for posting this!  I'm going to email my director and ask him what he knows about them.  I have always admired the Brigittine spirituality but never felt called to go to England or Sweden.  I am so glad they are doing this!

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Chiara Francesco    291
Chiara Francesco

I noticed they have a reference to the SSPX in their area...

 

Maybe they were once?  But as far as I know they are not SSPX.  I live in TX and I asked my priest about them and he spoke of them highly.  But the best thing is to write to the bishop of Tyler:  http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/

Edited by Chiara Francesco

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inperpetuity    281
inperpetuity

My sd told me yestersday that the pastor of the FSSP parish in Tyler is a former SSPX priest, and also that he is an excellent priest.

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inperpetuity    281
inperpetuity

These sisters are connected to the FSSP parish of St. Joseph the Worker in Tyler who are there with the permission of the Bishop of Tyler.  If you read their website, you'll see that Sr. Margarita was actually clothed in the Brigittine habit by Bishop Corrado of the diocese of Tyler.

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Chiquitunga    817
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They have a Sister who sings and records her music (in Spanish) she has a beautiful voice. Her name is Hna. Ines de Jesus.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8tkXplAAac

 

I love that song! :heart: Actually Hna. Ines is a part of the cloistered contemplative (though not strictly enclosed) Brigittines in Mexico which were founded from Spain, where a branch of the cloistered Brigittines was founded by the mystic Ven. Marina de Escobar.

 

These Brigittines in TX are a new community, I am assuming a Public Association of the Faithful, with a side apostolate of promoting the Traditional Latin Mass. 

 

In short, there are two cloistered contemplative branches of the Brigittines .. the ones of the Primitive Observance, which Syon Abbey in the UK was part of - http://www.kellerbook.com/today.htm  (sadly they closed due to a lack of vocations, I know someone who was writing them, but there are still communities from the Primitive Observance in Europe .. including the Netherlands and Sweden, although they have modified some things)

 

And then there is the cloistered contemplative "modified" branch sometimes called "of the Recollection" founded by Ven. Marina de Escobar, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05534a.htm  which currently has monasteries in Spain, Mexico & Venezuela  - http://www.brigidastec.org.mx/Historia.html  &  http://www.brigidastec.org.mx/Monasterios.html

 

Then there are three branches of Brigittines that are not cloistered (including this new one in TX) though there may be more. First the ones founded by Blessed Elizabeth Hesselblad - http://www.brigidine.org/en-EN/Default.aspx   Second, some missionary Brigittines founded in 1926 in Mexico mentioned here, http://www.abdijuden.nl/spiritualiteit/birgitijnse-familie/  And third, this new branch in TX. 

 

Last but not least the monks in OR - http://www.brigittine.org/  Some pictures of them with the nuns from Mexico visiting, http://stmaryvalleybloom.org/brigittine.html   :)

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darcy15    76
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The pictures in the original post are of the nuns at Syon Abbey, from some years ago.

The Abbey is no more as the last two nuns became too old and frail to look after themselves and were moved to a nursing home I believe.

I think the Abbey building is now a training centre of some sort.

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inperpetuity    281
inperpetuity

Sorry, my correction didn't go thru for some reason.  It's Bishop Corrada del Rio.  Thank you Chiquitunga for clarifying that Sr. Ines is not a member of the Tyler group.  I was wondering how she got professed so quick!  I did contact Sr. Margarita and she mentioned in her email to me "a novitiate full of twenty somethings

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inperpetuity    281
inperpetuity

Sorry about my misspelling of Bishop Corrada del Rio's name, i corrected it, but it didn't catch for some reason.  Thanks Chiquitunga for clarifying that Sr. Ines is not part of the Tyler community.  I was wondering how she got professed so fast!  I did contact Sr. Margarita and she mentioned a novitiate full of twenty year olds.  So, I will talk to her tomorrow and see what I can find out.  She must be an amazing woman to be doing this at her age.  God bless her.

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inperpetuity    281
inperpetuity
Yes, Sr. Margarita is open to older vocations.  I did contact her also. She is alone right now, but does not want more than 20 total in the community. Edited by inperpetuity

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