Monday, 22 July 2013


As part of my retreat and attendance at the ordinations of friends in Gricgliano recently I became an Affliate Priest of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.  This means I try to live my life and Priesthood according the the spirituality of St Francis de Sales and the customs of the Institute.  I have to admit, however that I am still more inclined to use the gallons of vinegar than the teaspoon of honey!

As part of the ceremony of enrolment I made the following promise at the hands of Mgr Gilles Wach, Prior General and Founder of the ICKSP.

Ego, Francis Wadsworth hac aggregatione Instituti Christi Regis Summi Sacerdotis Instituto eiusdem constitutiones servaturum esse promitto, Christo Rege adiuvante, caeli Regina intercedente et Patronis sanctis Instituti succurentibus.

 Having made the promise, Mgr Wach then presented me with the Cross of St Francis de Sales.

Mgr Wach, Prior General and Founder