Immaculate Heart of Mary
Mission Statement Independent Roman Catholic Community
We are a small group of Traditionalist Catholics existing to preserve the Traditional practices of the church. We adhere solely to the Rite of Mass Codified by the Council of Trent in 1570, and to all Rites and Usages Codified by the same Council and in Venerable Usage until the Heresies of the Second Vatican Council. We regard these Traditional Rites as fitting for the expression of Divine Worship.
Unlike many Traditionalist groups we do not engage in debate, or arguments concerning Validity of Orders, the minutia of Ritualistic practice, or the rights and wrongs of Vatican II. Such arguments cause further wounds to the body of Christ and are not conducive to the practice of true religion.
The Community, while living in the world, attempt to live according to the Rule of Saint Augustine as much as is practically possible. We are self supporting having to engaged in secular work to cover our expenses.
We started out as a group of five priests, having been ordained by a Thuc line Bishop in France. We first worked with a group of disaffected Catholics on the outskirts of London. After the death of three of our number in quick succession we were forced to downsize. Since this time we have been working with a group of Traditionalist lay people in South East Kent for some nine years.
Our attempt to establish a mission in France has failed due to the hostility of the local clergy of the Conciliar Church. Need we say more.