"THE CHURCH NEEDS SAINTS - NOT REFORMERS..." Bishop Rifan, 11/19/05
The Northeastern Regional Conference was sponsored by ten chapters of UVA: UV Berkshires, Boston, Brooklyn, Bronx, Cape Cod, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Rochester, Syracuse, and Westchester. These ten chapters also bought His Excellency Bp. Rifan a new pontifical ring which was presented to him by Fr. Santos at vespers on Friday.
The conference weekend was a truly a blessed experience for all who attended. The speakers gave insightful and inspiring talks, and all of the liturgies were incredibly beautiful, including the pontifical High Mass, which was celebrated from the throne with the permission of Bishop Tobin of Providence. The weekend would not have been possible without the kind permission of Father Santos of Holy Name of Jesus Church, who opened his church and school for the events. A special "thank you" is extended with much affection to Allen Maynard, host of the conference and president of UV RI and also to his wife Wendy and her crew who did a wonderful job of providing food for the attendees.
Congratulations to Fra Freddy Crichton-Stuart
The UVA Conference Committee would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Fra Freddy on his recent election to President of Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce
(FIUV). Fra Freddy has had a long history of support for the traditional Latin Mass: he first joined Una Voce Scotland in 1996, becoming secretary in 2000. In 2002, he became Councillor and Senior Vice-President FIUV – and now in October 2005 he has been elected to the Federation’s highest office: President. Fra Freddy is also a Knight of the Order of Malta and took his Solemn Vows in 1965. He is currently Chancellor of the Grand Priory of England. We look forward to welcoming the new president of FIUV to the United States at the UVA conference. (Photo: Bp. Rifan and Fra Freddy at Juventutem, Bavaria 2005)