by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
I wish to thank all my benefactors since June who have made it possible for me to begin an apostolate for the salvation of souls in Italy, by means of opening a Hermitage in obedience to His Holiness, the Vicar of Christ, Pope Benedict XVI. But most and first of all, I want to thank the Sacred Heart of Jesus for deigning to allow me to collaborate with Him in His work of caring for His Flock in central Italy.
I call this place, the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, because to obtain this grace I made a month long novena in front of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, at Rome, and the owner of this place decided to rent it to me on the vigil of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, in September.
The property includes 10 acres of forest and 2 of pasture.
I moved in on the Feast of the Guardian Angels. And the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Ancient Rite, was offered in it, for the first time, for all my benefactors, on the vigil of St. Francis of Assisi, on Sunday. I had the exalted honor to serve as the acolyte. The Mass was said in communion with Pope Benedict XVI. It was an awesome unforgettable and historic grace.
This place will also serve as the first Commandery of the Ordo Militaris Catholicus, inasmuch as it being my private residence, I am free to put it to such use to promote the growth of the Order in Europe. The Order, being dedicated to helping persecuted Catholics, will use this place as a place of temporary refuge for persecuted Clergy and Religious, who threatened with the DeathVaxx have no alternative but to flee here, network with others, and find their place in the Vineyard of the Lord as He will indicate it.
The Commandery will be dedicated on Saturday to Bl. Urban II, who called the First Crusade, and who as a cardinal, was Bishop in these parts of Italy in the 11th Century.
I hope also to organize an in house program of theological studies under the aegis of The Scholasticum, since there are now here in Italy, to my knowledge, no Catholic centers of theological formation which do not require the DeathVaxx or DeathSwab.
Like nearly all rentals in Italy, the house is nearly entirely furnished. It lacked only a washing machine and some desks for the 5 bedrooms. Including patios, balconies, etc., the house is about 2700 sq ft.
In particular, among the works of the apostolate, I hope also to have constructed a white cubical altar, with a marble mensa, and the Cross of the Order on the front panel, so that the graces of Our Lord might descend upon all the works of God in this place and spread from this Altar to all those who support this work of the Order, wherever they be in the world. When I find an artist to design it, the craftsman who is an expert in woodworking will build it for cost. — If anyone can do a design, contact me via skype at +1 406 299 9260 and I can give you all the details and information required.
With a suitable Altar and other furnishings, the Chapel might serve for regular Mass for those who have no where to worship the Lord Jesus in communion with His Vicar on Earth.
If anyone would like to help with the needs of this Hermitage — it’s really too small to merit the name of a Monastery — or its chapel, please consider making a donation below, if you are not in Italy. — Those in Italy can contact me in person to know how they can help.
I thank you all in advance, for your prayers, support and best wishes, and be assured of my prayers for yourselves and your loved ones.