Christ The King Abbey – Monastery of Traditional Benedictine Monks

he Abbey of Christ the King is a monastery of contemplative Benedictine monks established in order to preserve the traditional practices of the monastic life under the Holy Rule of St. Benedict and to maintain inviolate the traditional Catholic Faith, as taught and observed prior to Vatican Council II. The Abbey stands in resistance and opposition to the wave of Modernism that has invaded the Catholic Church, yet it is forever loyal to the traditional and orthodox teachings of that Roman and Apostolic Church. In all rites, ceremonies, and usages, the monastery shall adhere without exception to the established forms of holy tradition, cherishing the ancient and venerable as fitting for Divine worship, and shunning novel and strange forms as alien to Catholic tradition and unworthy of the expression of the Catholic Faith. Therefore, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass shall be offered by the priests of Christ the King Abbey, at all times and in all places, solely according to the form ordained by the Council of Trent and as codified in A.D. 1570 by Pope St. Pius V in the Bull, Quo Primum.

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