The Priestly Society of St Peter (FSSP), which celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year, has 244 priests, 10 transitional deacons and 153 other seminarians, giving a total membership of 407. The average age of these members is 37.
The United States is the largest source of vocations, representing 32% of the membership. This is followed by France with 28% and Germany with 12%. England and Wales has a smaller, but still significant, representation. I think that I am correct in saying that this amounts to five priests and eight seminarians.
The Fraternity serves 215 Mass centres worldwide, distributed in 122 dioceses. Included in the Mass centres are 29 personal parishes, of which 21 are in the USA.
In recent years, the number of ordinations has averaged 12, a figure which is expected to rise due to the expansion of their seminaries. With this regular influx of young men, the FSSP can look forward to steady growth for the foreseeable future.
Oxford Pilgrimage 20th October 2018
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