The Institute was kind enough to send these pictures from the ceremonies and celebration surrounding the visit of Monsignor Camille Perl, Vice-President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, who read and presented the Decree that elevated the ICRSP to the status of a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right.

The above photo shows members of the community with Monsignor Perl in the center. To his right is Monsignor Wach, the Prior General, and Mother Marie de l’Amour de Dieu, the Prioress of the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Sovereign Priest. At the right of the photo are Father Lenhardt and Monsignor Schmitz, the U.S. Provincial.

Below, Monsignor Perl reads the decree, and then presents the relevant documents to Monsignor Wach and Mother Marie.

As an aside, I really like this version of the Institute’s coat of arms with the Papal arms behind.