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Each year, the members of the Institute's lay Society of the Sacred Heart come from all over the United States to participate in a weekend-long spiritual retreat, preached by the Institute canons.  After long anticipation, the Society members reunited for the weekend of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the familiar grounds of St. Mary's Oratory, the Institute's apostolate in Wausau, Wisconsin. 

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Three days of Sacred Liturgy, festive receptions, and uplifting conferences full of Salesian spirituality provided the substance for a most joyful family reunion amongst old friends and a perfect opportunity to meet new brothers and sisters in the Heart of Jesus Christ our Infant King.  

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In the presence of all members in attendance, nearly two dozen new members of the Society were inducted and received the Institute cross from our U.S. Provincial Superior, Canon Matthew Talarico.  As the spiritual family of the Institute of Christ the King continues to grow in every way, the spirit of the Institute's charism to live the truth in charity is taking hold in the hearts of many for their own sanctification and for the edification of the Church.   


The restoration of Catholic culture and parish life begins with the restoration of the Catholic faith in the hearts of all who claim to be disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We wish to invite lay men and women to join us in our mission and participate in our spirituality and charism by offering themselves in their lay states of life for the true restoration of the Church, while providing them with the spiritual sustenance required to persevere in faith, hope, and charity.  

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For over a quarter of a century, the lay faithful have played an integral role in the mission and charism of the Institute, taking what the canons and oblates preach by word and example and bringing it into the world for the edification of souls and the restoration of Catholic family life, thus helping to spread the benevolent reign of Christ our King in every aspect of society one day a time. 

Benedicamus Domino!  

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