The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right established by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II in 1988. It carries out all of the usual activities of a Roman Catholic order of Priests, of an apostolic and pastoral nature. In Canada, this includes the administration of seven diocesan parishes (two in Québec; two in Ontario; two in Alberta and one in British Columbia).
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s mission is to sanctify the clergy, educate through sound formation and catechetics, and to provide for the traditional Roman Sacraments according to the liturgical books of 1962 and in obedience to the Holy See. We are searching for, and open to, the vocational call of men interested in Catholic Tradition and sound teaching founded on the principles and method of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor of the Church.
The FSSP operates two international seminaries - St. Peter's Seminary for German and French-speaking candidates (in Wigratzbad, Germany) and Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, for English-speaking candidates (in Denton, Nebraska). The North American seminary is named for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. By God's grace, enrollment has grown steadily each year since the FSSP first opened a seminary in the United States in 1993. O.L.G.S. now houses over 75 men studying for the priesthood, including a number of men from Canada.