As the bright sunrise began to light the eastern horizon in the crisp autumn air, heavy machinery moved into place in front of St. Stanislaus church.

Newly ordained American priest, Canon James Hoogerwerf, offered his First Solemn High Mass and officiated Solemn Vespers on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost at the Institute's international seminary in Gricigliano.

Now numbering over 120 priests, the Institute of Christ the King reunites each year at the very place which has nourished its vocations for the past three decades...

Photo selections from ordination week.