Rector's letters

Southern Sentinel 141

October 24, 2020
In Fr MacPherson's first Sentinel, he describes the heroic witness and actions of Archbishop Lefebrve in preserving and transmitting the authentic Catholic Priesthood and Faith.

Southern Sentinel 140

June 23, 2020
Fr. Themann bids farewell and announces Fr. MacPherson as the new Rector of Holy Cross Seminary from August. He also writes about the importance of keeping a supernatural outlook throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The seminary chapel (and kitchen) gets a new speaker system.

Southern Sentinel 139

January 02, 2020
The December 2019 edition of the Southern Sentinel celebrates the ordination of one priest and three deacons, Deo Gratias! It also farewells priest professor, Fr Paul Robinson, and welcomes Fr Mark Stafki to Holy Cross. Fr Themann also shares a short reflection on the beautiful season of Christmas... and a photo of the Brothers enjoying the snow at Holy Cross.

Southern Sentinel 138

September 28, 2019
The September 2019 edition of the Sentinel provides a brief guide to solving life's problems, a photo from the ordination of three subdeacons, and reports from Father Themann's 10th Anniversary Celebrations and the Brothers' winter holiday.

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.