Chair of St. Peter



1st. Class Feast for FSSP and CSP

This feast commemorates the seven years during which Pope Peter ruled the Church from Antioch before he went to Rome. Since the majority of the Jews had rejected Christianity, Peter left Jerusalem and founded the see of Antioch among the Gentiles. In that large Eastern city, Christianity took deep root, and it was there that the faithful were first called by the name of Christians. After seven years the Vicar of Christ transferred his see to Rome, the very center of the ancient world, so that from it the messengers of salvation might radiate to the uttermost ends of the earth.


"Blessed art thou, Simon BarJona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven." ~ Matt. 16:13-19



Confraternity of Saint Peter


The Apostolic Penitentiary, by virtue of the faculties granted to it by Pope Benedict XVI, has kindly willed to grant (by decree of June 7, 2008, for 7 years ad experimentum as is customary) to the members of the Confraternity of Saint Peter at the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer at the intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff).









1 comment:

  1. Hi there,
    I had just posted a little prayer reflection at iblogJesus this weekend, from St. Peter's perspective...and it just hit me today how timely that is, given the feast day today.
    It reminds us about how Jesus knew that Peter was to betray Him, but Jesus also knew how faithful Peter would build His Church upon.
    I think it's neat how God knows us so intimately, He knows what are our weaknesses, but He also knows how to motivate us and help us to be the best that we can be.



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