This is the abbot of Tongerlo, in Belgium, my abbey (!). We look forward to seeing him tomorrow.He is a wonderful abbot. Please keep him and the confreres in your prayers.Fr. Anselm.
Hope your abbey is traditional....like St.Michael's Abbey in California, USA, and not liberal, like St. Norbert's in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Anon. You should be more cautious in giving clear-cut 'labels', especially as you wish to remain anonymous. Some people think that wearing a biretta and lace (good things in themselves) is all that is required to be traditional. It clearly isn't. Tradition must go to the very heart of our lives, and begins with Faith, Hope and Charity.There is much that is positive in the Church in Belgium, which needs our prayers, as we try to recover from the devastation that occurred over the last forty years. Fr. Anselm.
"There is much that is positive in the Church in Belgium, which needs our prayers, as we try to recover from the devastation that occurred over the last forty years. Fr. Anselm. "This is probably true. One good step towards a restoration of the Church in Belgium, was the resignation/removal of the infamous radical dissenter Cardinal Godfried Danneels, and his pedophile pervert friend, the bishop of Brugge, who just resigned in disgrace last week.Since the time of the infamous radical Cardinal Suenens, and the equally so Bishop deSmedt and like minded people, the Church of Belgium, like most of Europe and the USA has been destroyed by Vatican II and it's "deforms".Hopefully a younger generation of Bishops, priests, nuns and others all interested in a return to Catholic tradition will help re-build the Church in Belgium and elswehere, so much so that the days of Vatican II and it's tragic results (the Novus ordo, etc.) are just a terrible memory to be forgotten.