Rector's letters

Southern Sentinel 137

April 08, 2019
This April, 2019, issue of the Southern Sentinel speaks of the promising entering class at Holy Cross, provides helpful advice for parents, and reports on the new soccer oval that has been prepared for seminarians' recreations.

Southern Sentinel 136

March 06, 2019
The January 2019 issue of the Southern Sentinel highlights the ordination ceremony of the previous December, and Rev. Fr Themann speaks about the role of Our Lord in helping us attain our true personal identity.

Southern Sentinel 135

October 22, 2018
The October 2018 issue of the Southern Sentinel highlights three men taking the religious habit of the Brothers of the SSPX, and mentions two other Brothers renewing their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Southern Sentinel 134

September 01, 2018
The August 2018 issue of the Southern Sentinel highlights the Ordination of the first Nigerian subdeacon of the SSPX, and Ordination to Minor Orders for five other seminarians. The ceremonies were celebrated by the First General Assistant, Bishop Alfonso Galarreta in the presence of 11 SSPX priests, 6 SSPX nuns, and nearly 100 faithful.

Southern Sentinel 133

April 21, 2018
The April, 2018, issue of the Southern Sentinel includes a photograph of the 2018 Holy Cross community and the Seminary's new and improved driveway, as well as a report on the January priests' retreat and the taking of the cassock by six seminarians on Low Sunday.

Southern Sentinel 132

January 13, 2018
This December, 2017, issue of the Southern Sentinel includes photos from the ordination to the diaconate, the priests' meeting held at Holy Cross Seminary, and the ceremony for the conclusion of the Vocations' Crusade on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. In his rector's letter, Fr Themann speaks of the graces of Christmas, the graces of the diaconate ordination, and the very ungraceful drive down the Seminary's rut-filled driveway.

Month of the Poor Souls

November 25, 2017
People often remark that life is a pilgrimage. During this month of the poor souls, this comparison seems particularly appropriate.

Immaculate Heart of Mary

September 02, 2017
During this month of August, we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This year’s feast is especially significant in the context of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions at Fatima where she revealed herself under this beautiful title.

Priestly Ordinations 2016

December 29, 2016
The happy occasion of the ordination of three new priests on 15 December was a great grace for the many faithful who made the journey to the Seminary for this beautiful ceremony. 

Assurance in Suffering

October 17, 2016
“To suffer generously, I once believed, was to suffer with a courage that never winces. I thought it meant to go to meet suffering, to hold out my arms to it. Now I understand that we can suffer just as generously, yet suffer with sorrow, fear, worry, repugnance, that we can suffer miserably…