The Society of St. Pius X will be
consecrated to St. Joseph, protector of the Church.
The theme of this year’s
Pentecost Pilgrimage from Chartres to Paris will be:
“Go to Joseph”. In Paris on January 6, during the conference he gave
for Courrier de Rome’s 11th congress, Bishop Bernard Fellay
officially announced that he would consecrate the Society of St. Pius
X to St. Joseph, protector of the Church, on March 19, 2013, in Econe.
In the Pentecost
Pilgrimage’s preparatory Doctrinal and Spiritual Booklet,
this quote taken from the Mystery of St. Joseph’s Paternity
by Fr. Daniel-Joseph Lallement shows how appropriate this consecration
We are living in a
time when man wishes to seek satisfaction by feverishly filling
himself with earthly things. St. Joseph, a man of God, the man of
the Virgin Mary, is the antithesis of materialism. He will be given
as a sure remedy for humanism and materialism. But let us understand
things from yet another point of view: in the secret designs of
Providence, humanism and materialism will be an opportunity to
manifest the glory of St. Joseph.
Dare I add that among
the forgotten goods that God prepares beyond the disasters of
humanism and materialism, is the glorification of St. Joseph:
disgusted with themselves and tired of earthly food, men will turn
to the poor man of God.
As the prayer of the
Litany of St. Joseph says:
May we deserve to have as our
intercessor in heaven him whom we venerate as our protector on