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The charism of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church is infused in our Constitution, mission, founding, and daily lives. In a spirit of charity, joy, and obedience to Holy Mother Church, we strive to be witnesses to our given charism. Mission Statement: We, the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church, are consecrated to Christ and His Church to bring the hope and encouragement of the Risen Christ to all. Through joyful evangelization born of our communal charity, we witness to the beauty of the Gospel by our ministries of prayer and presence. We bring new life to the world through our apostolates of faith formation, including religious education, retreat ministry, and comforting the infirm and dying, as modeled by Mary, Mother of the Church.
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the Catholic Church. The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy, commonly called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite, and secondly, the care of souls and pastoral activities in the service of the Church. The Fraternity was founded on July 18, 1988 at the Abbey of Hauterive (Switzerland) by a dozen priests and a score of seminarians. Shortly after the Fraternity’s foundation and following upon a request by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Bishop Josef Stimpfle of Augsburg, Germany granted the Fraternity a home in Wigratzbad, a Marian shrine in Bavaria. It is here that the European seminary of the Fraternity is currently found, and which is the mother-house of the community. The General House, on the other hand, is situated in Fribourg, Switzerland. There are currently almost 287 priests and 150 seminarians in the Fraternity.