The Way Forward
Our Work of Preserving and Restoring
Between the two extremes of the revolutionary
modernists and the reactionary traditionalists, there lies a real
opportunity for us to find our way through the labyrinth of confusion we see
in the Church today. It should be obvious that if our Holy Mother
Church is in trouble, it is our duty to try and fix the problem. This
must be our clear response to the current situation: to work and pray
for the restoration of the Church to her former glory, and to make
reparation to Our Lord for the damage already caused to his Mystical Body.
It is for this that the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula was founded.
Not to be "Traditionalists" but to be Catholics and to act
as Catholics should in such a crisis.
In the loving Providence of God, we have been born to
live in these difficult times. And like our forefathers who met the
other crises of history with the strength of their faith and their burning
love of God, we too must rise to the occasion which he has given in his
mercy for our salvation. As Catholics who realize that something is
wrong in Rome, we cannot pretend we have no responsibilities. We
cannot leave the work to others. God expects us to do our duty, and we
must not let him down.
Will you not join us in this holy endeavour? Members of the
Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula
work and pray daily for the Restoration of the Church, her divinely
revealed Faith, her traditional Sacraments, and her Catholic values
It is our fervent wish to answer God's call to deal appropriately
with the situation we find ourselves in, spurning all temptations to
divisiveness and futile arguments. Our aim is to protect the Mystical
Body from further harm, chiefly by our prayers, but certainly also by any
other means Providence places at our disposal.
Our Membership page provides details on how you can
join the Guild, either as a priest, a religious, or a lay person. If
you are serious about trying to find a real solution to the problems in the
Church, you should at least learn more about the Guild and our efforts to
achieve one. The duties that membership brings are far outweighed by
the spiritual benefits to yourself, and your contribution to the cause is
even more important, no matter how humble it may be.
Make no mistake, we do not make any pretence to
be the sole solution to the problem in the Church. Many fine priests
and lay people around the world are also doing their part to resolve these
issues, and as part of the same remnant of the Mystical Body, we join our
own humble efforts to theirs. Although we may be no more than yet
another drop in the ocean, we can offer faithful Catholics of all
persuasions a common haven from which to launch our efforts to defeat
modernism and restore the Church. This is our overriding goal and we
hope you will join us.
"Many are called but few are chosen".
The fact that you have read this far is already an indication that you are
the grace of God. Called at least to keep alight the flame of Catholic faith.
You have been called, yes. But have you been chosen to do
more than just this? Do you have a higher calling?
We all come to a point in our lives when we ask ourselves:
"What can we give back to God for all the good things he has given to us?"
If in fact, we have been chosen, what should be our response?
What will we choose to give to God?
If you are that point, please take time to consider
joining the Guild of St.
Peter ad Vincula. Surely, God will reward your generosity by increasing
your graces and drawing him closer to him. Surely he will give to you
the keys to break the chains of sin and worldly attachments. And as we
strive together in a new crusade to help free the Church from her own
chains, surely our efforts will soften God's wrath and prevent for a while
longer the great Chastisement that we now deserve.
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