Bulletin n 48


DECEMBER 2012 – Nº 48

Dear friends and benefactors,

Events of major importance shook and have still shaken the Tradition world. After the announcement of a possible practical agreement with Rome, mainly both some priests and Bishop Williamson’s expulsion reveal the seriousness of such internal crisis.

Our monastery was and has still been connected with those events, as we have welcomed both Fr. Ernesto Cardozo and Bishop Williamson within our walls, the latter came to Brazil to confirm us in the Faith through the confirmation sacrament and through the anti-liberal and anti-modernist preaching by explaining us the nature and the causes of such present crisis clearly and deeply. He exhorted us to pray the Rosary every day, which many started to do after his stay in Brazil. Only the Mediatrix of all graces received from her own Son the power to smash the hellish viper head, and thus opening our royal path of the Holy Cross, which leads us to the eternal beatitude that our Redeemer got us with His Most Precious Blood.

Such confirmations have been strongly criticized and regarded as illicit. And why would they be illicit? Because some say they have not been consented by Bishop Fellay, as well as all such apostolate that was carried out in Brazilian lands. On the contrary, we think such confirmations were licit and beneficial for the following reason. It is known by all that Bishop Williamson’s preaching displeases Rome. In this present combat, such voice, like Archbishop Lefebvre’s 40 years ago, is of paramount importance for being one of the only genuinely Catholic Episcopal voices in the world. Silencing Bishop Williamson at the present time would be to betray his Episcopal duty. His speech is the Episcopal grace, which was received to protect and to advise the faithful about the danger of a deadly agreement for Tradition or something alike: a spirit of an agreement without such said agreement. When we have that before our eyes, we think that Bishop Williamson did something good while exposing himself to hard sanctions to benefit the faithful. It is a shepherd’s duty. The good shepherd must give his tranquility and his life for his flock and his sheep.

For such reason, Bishop Williamson and we are united in this moment when his name once more is dishonored with the stigma of rebellious, disobedient and other worse adjectives.

May God grant Bishop Williamson and all who defend the Catholic Faith the strength to persevere to the end in the defense of Christ King and not in the allegedly modern men’s rights, which Vatican II wanted consecrate sacrilegiously, thus causing the biggest disaster of the history of Church ever since its foundation.

Father Prior

on October 28th, 2012,

Christ the King’s Feast.


The Sacrament of Confirmation

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Confirmation or Chrism is a sacrament which gives us the Holy Spirit and it prints the character of soldiers of Christ in our souls and it makes us perfect Christians.

How does the Sacrament of Confirmation make us perfect Christians?

Confirmation makes us perfect Christians by confirming us in Faith, and by perfecting other virtues in us as well as the gifts received in holy baptism, and that is why it is called Confirmation.

What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit which are received in Confirmation?

The gifts of the Holy Spirit which are received in Confirmation are seven: Wisdom, Understanding, Council, Fortitude, Science, Piety, Fear of God.

What’s the matter of this sacrament?

The matter of this sacrament, and the imposition of hands of the Bishop, the anointing of the forehead of the baptized person with the holy chrism, so this sacrament is also called Chrism, which means anointing.

What is the holy chrism?

The Holy Chrism is olive oil mixed with balsam and consecrated by the bishop on Holy Thursday.

What do oil and balm mean in this sacrament?

In this sacrament, the oil that is poured and that strengthens means abundance of grace that spreads in the Christian soul to confirm the Christian Faith; and the balm, which is aromatic and preserves from corruption, means that the Christian is fortified by this grace is able to spread the good aroma of Christian virtues, and to preserve himself unspotted from the vices.

What is the form of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

The form of the Sacrament of Confirmation is: I signal thee with the sign of the cross, and I confirm thee with the chrism of salvation, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Who is the ordinary minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

The ordinary minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation is the bishop only.

Who is the extraordinary minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

The priest.

Wherever Bishop Williamson confirmed the faithful, he also did it to people who had already been confirmed in the new rite. Why? Because modifications were introduced in the new rite concerning both matter (which does not need to be olive oil anymore), and form.


May 12

Wedding of Gabriela and Geraldo in Arraial Novo, celebrated by Fr. Antonio Maria.

May 13

Perpetual Vows of Sorors Maria Beatriz and Maria Inês, and annual vote of Soror Maria Goretti at the Institute of Our Lady of the Rosary in Anápolis. The Reverend Prior takes part in the ceremony and then he returns.

May 15

Fr. Antonio Maria travels to the La Reja seminary.

May 17

The Rev. Father Ernesto Cardozo sings the Ascension Mass.

May 21

Arrival of the Rev. Father Fernando Conceição Lopes, who comes to see the sisters of his institute, who are in charge of our school.

May 26

Pilgrimage of Pentecost Vigil with the participation of the sisters.

May 27

Mass of Pentecost then catechism about the current situation of Tradition. The letter that Bishop Williamson, Bishop Tissier and Bishop de Galarreta wrote to Bishop Fellay and his advisers is explained to the faithful.

June 2

Conference in Campos on the current situation.

June 3

Baptism of Tiago Gadotti adult, after a preparation that was taken very seriously by this new member of the Holy Church.

June 6

Fr. Antonio Maria and Br. Placido go to Arraial Novo for the feast of Corpus Christi.

June 7

Beautiful Corpus Christi procession at the monastery with the participation of the sisters, who decorated the St. Michael and St.Anthony’s chapel with great zeal, where the Mass was celebrated.

Our friends come from Vitoria to take part in the feast.

June 10

Fr. Antonio Maria leaves for Bellaigue.

June 15

Brief mission in Victoria, where the sisters must attend a college examination for distance education.

July 4

Dona Teresa, the “granny” as she is known, receives Extreme Unction at St. Luke’s Hospital. Her condition improved and she returns to the house a few days later.

August 25

Arrival of Bishop Williamson to Rio de Janeiro, from where he heads for Salvador after having lunch at friendly faithfull’s home.

August 26

Confirmations in the Monastery of Our Lady of the Faith and the Holy Rosary (Candeias – BA) with great presence of the faithful, followed by a conference of Bishop Williamson addressed to the faithful on Liberalism.

August 27

Bishop Williamson dialogues with Rev. Fr. Jahir Britto and his community.

August 28

Bishop Williamson heads for Vitória, where the faithful welcome him with the marks of true piety and holy joy.

Brothers André, Agostinho and Tarcisio also come to Victoria for the ceremony of confirmations the following day.

August 29

Departure to Campo Grande. A delay of plane forces Bishop Williamson to stay another day in Victoria and to cancel the visit and confirmations in Campo Grande. Visit postponed, but not canceled. Providence will provide.

August 30

Departure to Maringa, where confirmations are carried out on day 31. As in Vitoria and Candeias, Bishop Williamson gives a conference to the faithful.