About the FSSP

About the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter

The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, founded in 1988 with the approval of Pope St John Paul II and confirmed by a decree of Pope Francis dated February 11, 2022.

With 350 priests, the Fraternity serves in over 140 dioceses worldwide. At present, the Fraternity has more than 160 seminarians housed in two overseas seminaries; we are also privileged to house a small number of seminarians at our Australian Ezechiel House Novitiate based in Sydney.

The Fraternity came to Australia in March 2000 and has been invited by the bishops to care for apostolates in the dioceses of Sydney, Parramatta, Canberra, Adelaide and Broken Bay. The Fraternity has been active in the Adelaide Archdiocese since 2008 following an invitation from Archbishop Philip Wilson.

Priests of the Fraternity of St Peter offer daily the Traditional Latin Mass (Roman Missal of 1962) and provide pastoral care for the faithful, centred upon the traditional prayers and sacramental forms loved by Saints and so highly prized by the Church. The Fraternity’s name denotes our thanksgiving, filial love and loyalty to the supreme Pontiff, as well as the brotherly unity in Christ that our priests strive to emulate in their lives and work.

Please visit www.fssp.net for more information about the work of the Fraternity in Oceania.

Please visit www.fssp.org for more information about the work of the Fraternity globally.

If you would like more information about exploring a vocation with the Fraternity, please see our Vocations page for more information.