Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Response from Te Deum Foundation
Today I received a response from Te Deum Foundation, which says:
Greetings from Te Deum Foundation during this Holy Season of Lent. We appreciate you letter inquiring about the foundation and hope you were able to visit our web site for more information. We hope your council will participate in sending a card to a priest and thank him for the gift of his priesthood during this Year for Priests. Without his Yes we would not have Our Lord present with us today.
It is wonderful to know we have Catholic Knights so loyal to Holy Mother Church and we pray for your perseverance and increase in numbers for many years to come. There is much work to be done and God promises the Shepherds to lead us, if we remain firm in our faith and trust in His Divine Providence. On a personal note, I know well the "front lines" for the Traditional Mass. For several years I was in a leadership role in a Schola Cantorum traveling around North Carolina preserving and teaching Latin music traditions with the council of Father Robert Ferguson.
The mission of the Te Deum Foundation did not begin as a decision to build a seminary in the foothills of North Carolina but as a response to a signal grace which was tried and diserned. All of this was in connection with Our Lady of Fatima and Pope John Paul II. Sister Lucia, one of the three Fatima children, was aware of this project before she died and we often see her intercession working. Mother Angelica has also been a great supporter of this effort and because of our association, her nuns are moving to North Carolina and establishing The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration St. Joseph Monastery and will pray for our future priests. This is the foundations first fruits.
Pope John Paul II speaks in Pastores Dabo Vobis about seminaries and the environment necessary for men as they journey to the priesthood. This is what we searched for as a location. Our directive is to purchase the land as Phase I. We are in obedience to the will of Bishop Peter J. Jugus who supports the Traditional Latin Mass and as of now we have 9 plus priests in this diocese providing the Traditional Latin mass with more to come. Our future is one of hope and we are confident in the foundation of this project. As in all things, we are obedient to Holy Mother Church and it will be the Rector and Bishops who will direct the seminary.
I hope we have answered some of your questions and would be happy to talk with you and your council. We will be present at the Ignited by Truth conference in Raleigh on the 19th and20th of March and invite you to stop by our booth.
May God richly bless you, your council, and those you love,
Wilhelmina Silva Mobley, LCHS