Taking the Cassock and tonsure at Saint Vincent de Paul Seminary on february 2nd, 2011


 Dear Friends and benefactorsThe Institute of the Good Shepherd is pleased to announce you the taking of the cassockon wednesday 2nd february 2011on the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reverend Father Philippe LaguérieSuperior General of the Institute of the Good Shepherdwill be confering the cassock and the tonsureto our first year seminarian. The ceremony will be held in the parish church of Courtalain at 9.30 amfollowing by a diner at the seminary. sign up mandatory.  Réservations et renseignements :

Amongst the Princes of the Holy Church

This morning, Rev. Fr. Philippe Laguérie, our General Superior, was at the side of the Princes of the Church to attend the consistory during which the Holy Father created 24 new cardinals. It was a very beautiful and moving ceremony, a first for Fr. Laguérie. It was also an occasion to cross some French cardinals such as His Eminence Cardinal Vingt-trois and His Eminence Cardinal Barbarin.

A USA journey. (2009/08/07)

Rev. Fr. Hugues Beaugrand from the Institute of the Good Shepehrd, young priest newly ordained on the 4th of July 2009 (the National Feast of the United States) in Sainte Anne d'Auray in the Morbihan, wrote me two emails ; a way of sending me a vacation post card which has greatly pleased me.

Our abbé decided to spend 3 weeks of vacation in the USA, more specifically in the diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has a few friends who are priests.


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Institute of the Good Shepherd

Pastoral Plan

“I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.” John 10:14

The Lord Jesus assures us: “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.” This divine communion with Our Lord is founded on our faith and on the Sacraments, and is lived in reciprocity of knowledge and in charity; in short, in true friendship: “I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.” The members of the Institute of the Good Shepherd strive to live this communion, this knowledge, and this charity in our daily lives. But because Christ proclaims the Good News to all people, whether they belong to the Catholic faithful or not, as the Father sent His Son to all, it is right that this reciprocal knowledge of Shepherd and the sheep should pass through these friends, these ministers, whom the Lord has chosen. This is why St. Paul says, “we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us,” and our burning desire will be to always give to everyone the hope founded on the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus.

The Institute of Good Shepherd will always have this paramount mission: “To spread among the nations the goodness of Jesus Christ.” But because these are difficult times in which the charity of a great many has grown cold and because “the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine,” the Lord’s ministers, by preaching the word, need to “proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage.”

We do this “through all patience and teaching.” We seek to advance in all pastoral kindness, with zeal and sensitivity, the teachings of the Magisterium and the beauty of faith in Him Who alone can give eternal life. We rely on the Lord, our Master, and in Divine Providence which has carried our young Institute thus far, to keep us serene and fruitful in this mission, for the honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Father Philippe Laguérie +

Superior General.

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