SSPX-affiliated religious orders

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The Society of Saint Pius X has close links with several religious institutes, chiefly in France. In recent years, the Society has seen a growing recognition of its sacramental and pastoral activities by the Holy See. The Holy See extended, on 20 November 2016, permanent canonical recognition to confessions heard by Society priests (Misericordia et Misera, 12)[1] and later, on 4 April 2017, also allowed local ordinaries to grant delegation to priests of the Society for officially witnessing marriages.[2]

Closely linked orders[edit]

Latin-Rite orders[edit]

The following are associated male orders:[8]

See :

  • L'oeuvre de l'Étoile at Nîmes-Cadereau, France

The following are associated female orders:[9]

  • Benedictines at Virlet, France
  • Bethany Sisters at Killiney Road, Singapore[10]
  • Poor Clares at Villé-Morgon, France
  • Disciples of the Cenacle at Velletri, Italy
  • Contemplative Dominicans at Avrillé, France
  • Teaching Dominicans of the Holy Name of Jesus, with houses at
    • Brignolles, France
    • Fanjeaux, France
    • Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Instituto Nossa Senhora do Rosario at Anapolis, Brazil
  • Instituto Reina de la Paz at Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
  • Franciscan Sisters, with houses at

Eastern-Rite orders[edit]

The following are associated religious orders of eastern rites:[11]

  • Priestly Society of Saint Josaphat at Lviv, Ukraine
  • Fraternity of Saint John the Baptist at Riga, Latvia
  • Greek Catholic Sisters of the Studite Order at Riga, Latvia
  • Ukrainian Basilian Sisters at Lviv, Ukraine

Formerly associated orders[edit]

  • The Transalpine Redemptorists, Scotland, who have since changed their name to Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, are in good standing with the Holy See since June 2008 and are no longer associated with the SSPX (with the exception of two priests and two brothers).[12]
  • The Dominicans of Avrillé, France ceased in 2014 to be in relation with the Society because of concerns that it was tending towards an agreement with the Holy See.[13][14] Already in 2012, the SSPX superior general indicated that he was worried about their loyalty and deferred ordination of their members,[15] but in 2013 their members still received ordination from SSPX bishops.[16]


  1. ^ "Apostolic Letter Misericordia et misera (20 November 2016) | Francis". Retrieved 2017-04-04.[verification needed]
  2. ^ "Letter of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" to the Ordinaries of the Episcopal Conferences concerned on the faculties for the celebration of marriages of the faithful of the Society Saint Pius X, 04.04.2017". Retrieved 2018-09-22.[verification needed]
  3. ^ Les carmels de stricte observance de la Fraternité Sacerdotale Saint-Pie X
  4. ^ Les Soeurs de la Fraternité Saint-Pie X
  5. ^ Les Oblates de la Fraternité Sacerdotale Saint-Pie X
  6. ^ Les Sœurs Missionnaires de Jésus et Marie
  7. ^ Les Frères de la Fraternité Sacerdotale Saint-PieL'oeuvre de l'Étoile X
  8. ^ La branche masculine des communautés religieuses de rite latin
  9. ^ La branche féminine des communautés religieuses de rite latin
  10. ^ Not to be confused with the Bethany Sisters of Kovan Road, Singapore, who are in full communion with the Holy See (see Directory of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore)
  11. ^ Ordres religieux de rite ou d'esprit "oriental"
  12. ^ Canonical Good Standing
  13. ^ Report by Bishop Williamson on a meeting of priests "resisting" the SSPX leadership
  14. ^ Menzingen Suspends Relations with the Dominicans of Avrillé
  15. ^ Letter of Fr Christian Thouvenot quoted by Floreat in Fellay: "We are at the point of departure"
  16. ^ SSPX news and events: "Priestly ordinations pics now up!"