Life never stands still for the Brigittini Servitores!. Something wonderful happens almost every year! In 2011, the parent organisation of the Brigittini Servitores Sanctissimi Salvatoris, the Servitores Reginae Apostolorum Institute, was erected into a public association of the Catholic faithful. In 2012, the Servitores Reginae Apostolorum Institute became the Brigittini Servitores Sanctissimi Salvatoris, also retaining its status as a public association of the Catholic faithful.
On July 23rd, 2013, the Brigittini Servitores Sanctissimi Salvatoris (both the Foundress and the chaplain of the Brigittini Servitores) are going to celebrate the feast of Saint Birgitta in style! We have accepted the invitation of the Brigittine Monks at the Priory of our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon, to celebrate this feast-day together with them. (A photo of their priory is below.)
The Brigittine family has several branches. We are aware of each other, rejoice in the existence of each other, exchange information and even visit for time to time for our mutual edification and spiritual support. Our closest bond and most frequent contact is with the Brothers in Amity, founded in the USA in 1976. Their website address is brigittine.org. They have been especially welcoming to when we came into being as Brigittines and most helpful ever since in many ways. You can see them in procession–Our Lady leading them, of course!–in the photo below.
The Brothers are unique as the only Brigittine branch of men. We Brigittine Servitores are also blessed to enjoy a unique characteristic among the communities comprising the religious family of Saint Birgitta today. Our daily religious life revolves around the venerable and ancient traditional Latin liturgical rites universally in vigour in the Latin Church until the post-Vatican II era.
All of us in Saint Birgitta’s family, different branches on the same spiritual tree, rejoicing in our common heritage and spiritual orientation, look forward with holy anticipation to celebrating Saint Birgitta’s feast-day with equal fervour and delight.
Please pray that all will go well! May our holy Mother Birgitta be delighted about the festivities in her honour and intercede for us to grow in graces and numbers!
A newsletter about the trip will follow. .