The Official Seal of the Guild of St. Peter
The Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula was established in 2014 as a
congregation of Catholic priests, religious, and laity, working and
praying together for the restoration of the traditions of the Church,
primarily though the preservation of the authentic Catholic liturgy.
We declare our complete submission to the Roman Catholic Church, and
seek to do our part to bring her back to her own unambiguous submission
to the will of God. We remain ever mindful of the promise of His Divine
Son that He will abide in His Church even until the end of time. We
firmly believe all the truths of the Catholic Church as taught
throughout her history, and are ready to die to preserve the integrity
of this Faith. We take as our patron saint the first holy Pope and
Bishop of Rome to whom Our Lord gave the keys of His kingdom. The See of
Peter is now in chains, and we are anxious to answer the call of that
same Angel who appeared to our glorious patron in prison, saying: "Arise
up quickly. Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. Cast thy garment
about thee, and follow me."
Membership is open to all Catholics who have the vocation to assist in
this godly work. We have three tiers of membership: Our priests are
dedicated to providing the traditional Mass and sacraments. Our
religious men and woman divide their time between prayer, chiefly in the
common recitation of the Divine Office, and work in the active
apostolate. Our oblates use their own particular talents to support the
Guild's apostolate insomuch as their duties of life permit, at least by
praying the Divine Office or one of the alternative forms of liturgical
prayer suggested by the Rule.
Our aim is to provide peaceful and harmonious communities of priests,
religious, and lay oblates where Roman Catholics who recognize that
things have not been going well with the Church since Vatican II can
rediscover their traditional faith and values and help provide an oasis
of truth and prayer for all who seek God.
We have no interest in the polemics and never-ending divisions prevalent
among so many who practice the traditional form of worship. Our aim is
rather to provide a spiritual home for those fellow Catholics who seek
to lay aside divisive trivialities and unite instead around the
never-changing dogmas and moral values taught by Christâs Church.
We therefore welcome to our Missions and Priories all those of good
will, who, while they may vigorously hold their own opinions on matters
yet undecided by the Churchâs teaching authority, still recognize that
other Catholics of similar good will may favor an alternative opinion.
We support all attempts by those who confess the same faith and reject
Modernism to try to find answers to the often vexing questions posed by
the current situation in the Church. At the same time we reject any
pretense of authority by elevating our conclusions to the level of
This does not imply any weakness whatsoever in our defense of the actual
dogmas and teachings of the Church which have been passed down to us
undefiled since the time of the Apostles, and which have been defined
and otherwise imposed as divinely revealed truth by the legitimate
teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church. By these truths we
live, and for these truths we are prepared to die.
We remain Roman Catholic, with our allegiance to the everlasting Rome of
truth and tradition, resigned in these unhappy times in which we live to
submit entirely to the unseen Will of God. In the absence of
legitimately authorized superiors, we count on God alone to bestow His
blessings on our enterprises, and we look to the powerful protection and
guidance of Christ the King, as manifested in the holy innocence of His
infancy. For this reason we have recognized in the Holy Infant of Prague
the supreme expression of this absolute power absolutely incorrupt. We
have remembered His words and etched them on our hearts, that âExcept ye
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven.â And we surrender our own will unto His, as with humble
submission we call to mind the words of Isaiah the Prophet, who told of
the day when âa little child shall lead them.â
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Is the Restoration possible after so many years of Vatican II? Many within the
Conciliar Church yearn for the return of the traditional Mass, the Faith, and Catholic
culture. The role of the Guild is to work and pray that this may take place as soon as possible,
so that souls may once again find their home in the Church of our forefathers.
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Traditional Catholic Books
The official bookstore of the Guild of St. Peter ad
Vincula, Confraternity Books first opened its doors in 2006 and now
publishes many of its own titles with particular reference to the
liturgy. We are continually expanding our catalog of books on all
aspects of Catholicism, and look forward to welcoming you to our store.
Our 35 categories of Catholic titles are sure to
have something for everyone. Here are just a
few of those categories. Visit the bookstore
We have Missals, Office books, Martyrologies, you
name it! Not just liturgical books, but books
about the liturgy too, from Dom Gueranger to
instruction manuals ...
Nothing makes you more familiar with the Catholic
Church than the story of its struggles through the
centuries. You'll find a good collection here
The Modern Crisis
Blow the lid off Vatican II and the modern
scandal that has rocked the Church! Essential
reading for Catholics in these dark and confusing
Open 24/7, our online bookstore has all the books
you need in one place. Browse our
categories and authors, or use the search feature to
find just the right book ...
Not just Bibles, but books of commentary,
exegesis and meditations on the Holy Word. We
have Bible stories and coloring books for children
If you want to know your faith, there are books
in this category for all ages and levels of
education, from the Baltimore Catechism to full
seminary courses ...
Prayer & Spirituality
Many well qualified authors have written on
ways of improving your communication with God.
Learn from them the technique of praying well ...
All orders, small and large, are shipped
anywhere within the United States completely free of
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Lives of the Saints
One of our most popular categories is the Lives
of the Saints. Here you will find detailed
accounts of all the saints in the calendar,
expanding on the readings of Matins ...
Writings of the Saints
As we try to follow the examples set before us by
the saints, there is no better way than by reading
what they have to say and learning how to think and
act like them ...
Miracles & Apparitions
These don't happen without a reason, and tit's
not simply to astonish us. Learn the message
that exists in every miracle and apparition. ...