Superior General’s letters

Please find here the list of the letters of the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X.


April 1999 - Superior General's Letter #56

April 03, 1999
Some priests have discovered the riches of the Tridentine Mass and we rejoice with them. They described the New Mass as being empty. This confirms what Archbishop Lefebvre concluded regarding the New Mass, namely, that it leads to a loss of faith. The spirit of adoration which the Tridentine Mass inspires is the spirit which the Society seeks to impart to its priests and future priests.

October 1998 - Superior General's Letter #55

October 10, 1998
At last the Society’s mother-house has a true church: the heart and soul of a seminary forming future priests. The 17 young priests ordained this year have been sent to the four comers of the earth. Slowly a fabric of the Faith is forming again in Society. We invite you to take action and we place great hopes in the Rosary to cure the ills afflicting our age. So, we are launching a new Rosary Crusade: for Christian society in peril, for the Christian family, for the Church.

May 1998 - Superior General's Letter #54

May 30, 1998
It has been ten years since Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated four bishops. Time has proven how necessary these consecrations were as the crisis in the Church progressively worsens. Although Ecumenism continues to ravage the Church and the situation seems hopeless, let us renew our faith and fight the good fight. Well-formed priests are benefiting souls around the world as the SSPX's apostolate expands.

September 1997 - Superior General's Letter #53

September 29, 1997
In May of this year, Bishop Brunner of the diocese of Sion in Switzerland published two texts that he had received from Rome which laid out the situation of the Society of St. Pius X as following on the consecration of the four bishops in June 1988. The texts mentioned schism and excommunication for everybody, priests, bishops and laity alike. On closer examination, the texts are mere notes. Moreover, at the same time the Roman Commission Ecclesia Dei went no further than to speak of “grave danger of schism,” which is a different thing altogether.

March 1997 - Superior General's Letter #52

March 25, 1997
It has been six years since Archbishop Lefebvre's Death; we commemorate how much he suffered both physically and morally in order to found the Society. The liberals who black label the Society systematically continue destroying the Church by undermining her three-fold unity of faith, liturgy and government. The Society continues to expand.

October 1996 - Superior General's Letter #51

October 27, 1996
The pope’s visit to France this autum caused an uproar among the Freemasons because in celebrating the 1500th anniversary of France’s baptism, a glorious Christian past, before the Revolution, had to be remembered. News stories show how Freemasonry now uses Ecumenism to continue the work of demoliton of our holy religion. With the 80th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, the SSPX will make a pilgrimage to Fatima to pray for the consecration of Russia, the return of peace to the world and we desire to promote devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

March 1996 - Superior General's Letter #50

March 25, 1996
Five years after Archbishop Lefebvre's death, we review his letter to Cardinal Seper in 1978 wherein he described the reasons for taking the decision to found the SSPX. He warns us principally of liberal errors and especially of the sham truce of liberal ecumenism which destroys the Church's missionary spirit. The Society will avoid the contagion of liberal ecumenism and continue its expansion throughout the world.

October 1995 - Superior General's Letter #49

October 31, 1995
With the 25th anniversary of  the existence of the SSPX, we look back at how Archbishop Lefebvre defended the true spirit of the priesthood which was being lost. Through this priesthood flows the Holy Mass and all the Church’s sanctity. We are blessed to live at a time when two bishops courageously defended the fullness of the priesthood.

March 1995 - Superior General's Letter #48

March 13, 1995
In an age dominated by media we must be vigilant and realize that almost all of this media is used to constantly attack the Church. John Paul II is in the process of creating a religion of man made God by confusing the natural and supernatural orders. This confusion leads to indifferentism at all levels be it in the daily life of the faithful or as regards ecumenism. John Paul II apologizes for Church's past. SSPX projects continue worldwide.

October 1994 - Superior General's Letter #47

October 13, 1994
Society is suffering from an apostasy from God. The world has gone mad - building on the absence of God. Although the Church is alarmed, it comprimises senslessly. Amid this collapse, the Society of St. Pius X continues to grow. As soon as the true Mass is offered in an area, churches are built; Christian families and principles appear. Penance and prayer is needed to avert the terrible events due to come for the great sins of the world.