The Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula was
formed to preserve and restore the foundation of
the Church, the Rock of Peter, passed down to us
by the apostles and their successors in the form
of Tradition. The current assault on these
traditions of the Church make our work vital to
Catholics everywhere, and we invite you to join
us in our apostolate.
Faith & Tradition
The enemies of God have succeeded in
infiltrating the Church, and seek to pervert
the very nature of Catholicism.
This they do through their assault on the two pillars
of the Church, Faith and Tradition. The
Guild seeks to preserve and restore both, and
deserves the support of Catholics everywhere.
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Mass & Sacraments
The modernists used the Mass to subvert our whole understanding of God.
They abolished the apostolic Mass and turned it into a celebration of our community spirit,
thus diverting the focus of our worship from God to man.
Attend the Traditional Mass
The Divine Office
Whether or not we're able to assist at the Traditional Mass, we can all work to
support the Guild's apostolate by praying the traditional Divine Office, the official prayer of the Church
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We are working to restore Holy Mother Church to her Traditions!
The Enemies of God Have Compromised Our
Faith, Morals, Worship, and Catholic Culture. Our Work Is To Restore
The Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula Seeks to
Restore All Things In Christ.
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There's no question that the Church is
in trouble these days. In every age since our Lord's
death, there has been trouble, as He predicted there would be.
But in every age he has inspired men and women to respond to the
assaults on his holy Church. These times are no different.
Are you one of those warriors he is calling to today's battle?
The Guild seeks
inspired and devoted priests to join us in our own campaign
to preserve and restore the traditions of the Church. If
you're an ordained priest and don't feel your current
situation fulfills the path to which God called you, why not
discuss with us an alternative way, one that answers God's call
to defend his Church.
The Guild is looking to establish its
Second Order of Religious and seeks communities following the
Rule of St. Benedict to join us in preserving the monastic
traditions of that Rule, with especial emphasis on the communal
recitation of the monastic Office. Members of teaching and
nursing communities are also welcome.
The Guild welcomes as an Oblate any member of the
Catholic clergy or laity, who wishes to structure his or her prayer life around the
guidance of our simple Rule. We encourage our Oblates to center
their life on the union with God found in the reception of the Divine Eucharist,
and in their worship of God through the Divine Office.
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The Guild and Our Apostolate
The Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula was established in 2014 as a
congregation of Catholic priests, religious, and laity, working and
praying together for the restoration of the traditions of the Church,
primarily though the preservation of the authentic Catholic liturgy.
We declare our complete submission to the Roman Catholic Church, and
seek to do our part to bring her back to her own unambiguous submission
to the will of God. We remain ever mindful of the promise of His Divine
Son that He will abide in His Church even until the end of time. We
firmly believe all the truths of the Catholic Church as taught
throughout her history, and are ready to die to preserve the integrity
of this Faith. We take as our patron saint the first holy Pope and
Bishop of Rome to whom Our Lord gave the keys of His kingdom. The See of
Peter is now in chains, and we are anxious to answer the call of that
same Angel who appeared to our glorious patron in prison, saying: "Arise
up quickly. Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. Cast thy garment
about thee, and follow me."
Membership is open to all Catholics who have the vocation to assist in
this godly work. We have three tiers of membership: Our priests are
dedicated to providing the traditional Mass and sacraments. Our
religious men and woman divide their time between prayer, chiefly in the
common recitation of the Divine Office, and work in the active
apostolate. Our oblates use their own particular talents to support the
Guild's apostolate insomuch as their duties of life permit, at least by
praying the Divine Office or one of the alternative forms of liturgical
prayer suggested by the Rule.
Our aim is to provide peaceful and harmonious communities of priests,
religious, and lay oblates where Roman Catholics who recognize that
things have not been going well with the Church since Vatican II can
rediscover their traditional faith and values and help provide an oasis
of truth and prayer for all who seek God.
We have no interest in the polemics and never-ending divisions prevalent
among so many who practice the traditional form of worship. Our aim is
rather to provide a spiritual home for those fellow Catholics who seek
to lay aside divisive trivialities and unite instead around the
never-changing dogmas and moral values taught by Christ’s Church.
We therefore welcome to our Missions and Priories all those of good
will, who, while they may vigorously hold their own opinions on matters
yet undecided by the Church’s teaching authority, still recognize that
other Catholics of similar good will may favor an alternative opinion.
We support all attempts by those who confess the same faith and reject
Modernism to try to find answers to the often vexing questions posed by
the current situation in the Church. At the same time we reject any
pretense of authority by elevating our conclusions to the level of
This does not imply any weakness whatsoever in our defense of the actual
dogmas and teachings of the Church which have been passed down to us
undefiled since the time of the Apostles, and which have been defined
and otherwise imposed as divinely revealed truth by the legitimate
teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church. By these truths we
live, and for these truths we are prepared to die.
We remain Roman Catholic, with our allegiance to the everlasting Rome of
truth and tradition, resigned in these unhappy times in which we live to
submit entirely to the unseen Will of God. In the absence of
legitimately authorized superiors, we count on God alone to bestow His
blessings on our enterprises, and we look to the powerful protection and
guidance of Christ the King, as manifested in the holy innocence of His
infancy. For this reason we have recognized in the Holy Infant of Prague
the supreme expression of this absolute power absolutely incorrupt. We
have remembered His words and etched them on our hearts, that “Except ye
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven.” And we surrender our own will unto His, as with humble
submission we call to mind the words of Isaiah the Prophet, who told of
the day when “a little child shall lead them.”
Is the Restoration possible after so many years of Vatican II? Many within the
Conciliar Church yearn for the return of the traditional Mass, the Faith, and Catholic
culture. The role of the Guild is to work and pray that this may take place as soon as possible,
so that souls may once again find their home in the Church of our forefathers.
Faith and Tradition
The Two Pillars of the Church
The enemies of the Church have always attacked
her faith. From the early heretics to the Protestants of the
sixteenth century, from the Revolutionaries and Freemasons of the
eighteenth century to the Modernists of the twentieth, they all tried to
change what the Church has always taught. Their modus operandi
had always been to attack the doctrines of the Church directly and
head-on. Their tools were criticism and revolt, defiance and
In their most recent assault on the Church, the
Modernists were more successful than their heretical predecessors in
that they attacked from within. They infiltrated the very
hierarchy of the Church's clergy, even as high as the Papacy itself.
Starting with Pope Pius XII's abolition of many of the sacred rites and
traditions of the Church's Liturgy, the infiltrators set the ball
rolling for the total destruction of all things holy. The
trend continued and gradually spiralled out of control with Vatican II.
Liturgy and Worship
The Mass, the Sacraments, and the Divine Office
With the gradual re-definition of the Liturgy as
a mere teaching tool for the faithful, the Modernists substantially
altered the Mass and other liturgical forms of prayer, centering them on
man, and no
longer on God. The Mass became merely the
gathering of the community to celebrate a Divine Being re-defined in
terms of the mankind He had created. Christ's infinite Sacrifice
was replaced with man's pitiful offering of bread and wine.
Having learned from their past failures in confronting the
Church's faith head-on, the Modernists infiltrated the clergy in order
to attack the faith from within the Church and
in the name of the Church. They succeeded in using the liturgical
reforms as their Trojan Horse, out of which poured the minions of Satan to
pillage the rest of the Church's treasures. This is why the
Guild emphasizes the restoration of the pre-Vatican II Liturgy as the
most effective means of revitalizing the Bride of Christ, and returning
her to the eternal ways of Tradition.
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