This page is dedicated to providing a platform for a number of SSPX missions and other bodies supporting the SSPX in areas where local funding is hard to come by as a result of poverty or unfavourable circumstances.
1. The Contemplative Dominican Sisters of Avrillé
Some of the Contemplative Dominican Sisters of Avrillé under the leadership of Mother Marie-Emmanuel and loyal to the SSPX have successfully purchased an old farmstead in Périgord, France which they are in the process of converting to a new Monastery dedicated to the Immaculata. Although the structural stonework is very sound, there is an enormous amount of work to be done on the interior, including converting the former barn and store room into a Chapel, creating cells for Sisters and new postulants in the main farmhouse and other out-buildings, constructing a refectory and providing a laundry room. They are dependent upon the charity of the faithful to provide the necessary funding, and the link below contains photographs of the progress they have made to date and details of how to give alms to their cause. They have no email or Internet facilities and they count upon their prayers and on what publicity they can generate in order to continue their work. Please remember them in your alms giving.
2. The St. Bernard Novitiate, Iloilo in the Philippines.
Fr. Coenraad Daniels has been engaged for many months now in constructing a new church at Iloilo. It is built on a former rice field and it was necessary to dig out foundations six metres deep to get to ground rock to be sure of a solid foundation! The construction has reached the point where the steel girders to support the roof are being welded into place using very precarious looking bamboo scaffolding, and Father is looking now for funds to furnish and decorate the interior. He is desperately trying to get the church ready for consecration in time for the Centenary of the Fatima apparitions in May of 2017.
A little update on the progress. The top roof is up. The side roof is waiting for us to finish the artwork above. Hopefully in about six weeks we will be ready to tile the side lower roof. In the meantime hard work is taking place inside also. Still too many bamboos for a nice picture. We are on a stand-still in regards to the floor which should be tiled with granite, due to lack of funds. We have confidence that St. Joseph will supply for that soon.
May Our Lord and His Holy Mother bless and guide you always.
The link below gives access to the web page where a gallery of photographs showing the progress of the work month by month can be seen, and there are tabs on that same page for contacting Father Daniels and for instructions on how to donate alms.
3. The SSPX Veritas Academy in india
This is an appeal from Fr. Theresian Xavier, the Foster-Father to 80 children:
► “It is only by the virtue of charity that the body of your institution becomes one large family.”
► More than food and clothing, orphans need love. They require the warmth of heartfelt kindness and the certitude that tomorrow brings a brighter day than the present one darkened by misfortune.
► Love the little orphans “because the Church loves them dearly and will be grateful for the love you show them.”
-Pope Pius XII, AAS 1958, 361-364 Allocation for the Care of Orphans
The Dear Lord desires mothers and fathers not simply to have large families, but to educate their children and give them back to God as citizens of heaven. In His providence, God has sent eighty innocent souls to our care and protection. Each child is unique and possesses a defined purpose from God. We have been entrusted to educate and form these children – to instill in them a thirst for the things of God rather than the things of this world. This is a noble undertaking and our school, Veritas Academy, has been founded precisely for this purpose. Our school was established in 2006 and is run bythe Society of Saint Pius X in conjunction with the Society of Servi Domini, a charity for the education of orphans and the care of the elderly. It is an integrally Catholic academy which means that it teaches traditional Catholic doctrine and seeks to develop the intellectual and moral virtues in its pupils for their natural and supernatural perfection, teaching the following subjects: Religion, English, Tamil, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Latin, Art, Sewing, and Music.
But we have a unique problem. In most schools, the expenses are defrayed by parents paying their children’s tuition. However, in our case, there are no mothers and fathers to bill. Thus, I have no one to petition for the upkeep of our Academy. That is why I (the proud Foster-Father of 80 children) would like to make a brief and humble appeal to your generosity. Your pounds go a long way here in India. Should you have the ability and the desire to promote a child’s Catholic education, consider sending us a donation. There is no amount too small. £50, £25, £10 – we are exceedingly grateful for anything.
Our present operating expenses are £52,000 a year. This covers everything from housing, food, travel, and maintenance of all 80 children. We appreciate our many loyal donors, but presently, we do not have the necessary funds to cover this year’s expenses.
Thank you a hundred-fold for considering a donation to our orphanage in India. May God reward you abundantly for your generosity.
St. Jerome Emiliani, patron saint of foster children, pray for us!
Fr. Therasian Xavier [email protected]
Please make cheques payable in pounds sterling to The Society of St. Pius X with a note saying that the donation is specifically for "The Veritas Academy, india" and send them to the address below:
St. George's House
125 Arthur Road