Video of Franciscans of the Immaculate Seminary the day it was shuttered by Commissioner Volpi. When will the mainstream media demand answers?
On December 8, 2013, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Theological Seminary of the Immaculate Mediatrix (STIM) of the Franciscans of the Immaculate (FI) was closed by their Apostolic Commissioner, Fr. Fidenzio Volpi. On the same day, one of the friars filmed the entire day, which presents, along with additional footage, the way of life in that same seminary.
This footage was then kept in secret, witness of something no longer tolerable to those in power, unseen until now.
In this Year of the Consecrated Life, on the Feast of the Purification, which is seen as the Feast of the Consecrated Life, Rorate has obtained this video exclusively, making public a contradiction that has been hidden up to now for the safety of those involved.
With all the problems and scandals in the religious life in our times, which seem to be deemed praiseworthy by the highest authorities, what you’ll see in this video is what they find so unacceptable, so horrific, so dangerous that it had to be stomped out and crushed as “specifically ordered by the Vicar of Christ,” Pope Francis.
Punishment and suppression and with no trial.
But perhaps our Lady, on her feastday, is offering a vision very different to that which seems to dominate presently in the Church a vision of the consecrated life which is, as Simeon says of Christ, a sign of contradiction.
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