The Salettian Servants
Our Order was requested by God Our Father and the Virgin Mary Herself many years ago, but nobody has carried it out according to the wishes of the little shepherdess of La Salette, Melania Calvat. We, the Minims of God, make the effort to please God in his desire, but we implore Him that we remain faithful to his mandate to realize it according to the wishes of Our Divine Savior.
Bishop Jesé León O.M.D., ordained in the bosom of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church, in the Basilica of St. John Lateran on November 27th 1958 by His Excellency Bishop Cardinal Clemente Micara. We recognize that the Vatican II Council has not produced any good results and therefore the Catholic people were scattered like sheep without a shepherd throughout the world; seeing the corruption and spiritual decadence of the church, Bishop Jesé began to fight as he witnessed the decadence of the clergy, the condition of the religious people, and the Catholic society. He was persecuted because he continued with the tradition of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church and since then, greatly motivated by the movement found by the Most Excellent Archbishop Marcel Lefevbre in 1974 (sacerdotal society of Saint Pius X); His Excellency Alfred Mendez (retired Bishop of Arecibo, Puerto Rico); Monsignor Salvador Lazo (retired Bishop of San Fernando of the Union, Philippines).
Most Excellent Archbishop Peter Martin Ngo Dinh Thuc; Monsignor Guerard, of the Catholic Union of Trento; and Bishops Carmona and Zamora of Mexico. He felt the need to go back to the true sources of the Holy Catholic Faith and founded the Order Minims of God, Servants of Our Lady of La Salette whose rule, which we follow, was dictated by the Mother of God. This rule was given by the Blessed Virgin to the little shepherdess of La Salette, Melania Calvat on September 19, 1846 and was approved by His Holiness Pope Leon XIII in 1879.
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