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Ordinations of Dominicans and Capuchins
at Benedictine Monastery at Bellaigues

A photo report from John Vennari

I traveled to France to attend the ordinations of the Dominicans from
Avrille and the Capuchins from Morgan. The ordinations were held at the traditional Benedictine monastery at Bellaigues and performed by Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta, SSPX.

The magnificent ceremony took place on October 11, 2012. Below is a photo page I quickly put together. Stay tuned for more updates from my visit to France. A complete write up will feature in the the next
Catholic Family News. - JV


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The sign points to Bellagiues

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Prepartions underway

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Catholic Tradition and the Benedictine Monastic life are very much alive at Bellaigues


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The office of Prime. The magnificent monastery church was built in the 12th century

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The faithful show their love and support

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Ordination

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Consecration

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An overflow crowd estimated at more than 500

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Newly ordained priests and deacons

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Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta, SSPX, flanked by Father Pierre Marie, Father Prior
of the Dominicans, and Father Antoine, OFM,Cap., Father Guardian of the Capuchins

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Warm camaraderie afterwards

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The three newly ordained Capuchins give the first blessing. The faithful line up to receive it.

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"Behold how good it is and how pleasant where brethren dwell as one." Psalm 133:1




Ordinations October 11, 2012

For the Capuchin friars of Morgon, France:

Br. Diego de Burgos Joseph to the priesthood
Br. Fidele-Marie d'Aubonne the priesthood
Br. Pio de Bordeaux to the priesthood
Br. Paul-Marie to the diaconate

For the Dominican friars of Avrille, France:

Br. Hyacinthe-Marie to the diaconate
Br. Reginald to the diaconate
Br. Terence to the diaconat