An American, Fr. Berg studied philosophy at the “Saint Thomas Aquinas College” (California, USA) and theology at the International Seminary St. Peter in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany). Father Berg has a bachelor’s degree in theology from the pontifical university Holy Cross in Rome. He exercised his sacerdotal ministry in the apostolates of the FSSP in Canada and as professor at the International Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the FSSP (Nebraska, USA). Afterwards he was the chaplain of the largest community of faithful entrusted to the FSSP in North America, in Sacramento (California, USA). Then he was named professor and responsible for admissions at the International Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. Fr. Berg speaks English, French and Italian.
Of Franco-German ancestry, Fr. du Fa˙ holds a bachelor of civil law (Paris-II, France) and Doctor in canon law from the faculty of theology of Strasbourg (France). Cofounder of the FSSP, he was the Rector of the International St. Peter Seminary in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany) and Secretary General of the FSSP. He has been since 2000 First Assistant and since 2003 also Vicar General of the FSSP. Fr. du Fa˙ teaches canon law and angelology at the International St. Peter Seminary. He speaks French, German and English.
Brazilian Fr. De Andrade studied theology in his country at the seminary of Annapolis, then in Rome and finally at the International Seminary St. Peter in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany) where he held the function of Master of Ceremonies. After his priestly ordination, he served in the apostolates of the FSSP in Germany (Cologne) and Austria (Vienna) and taught Latin at the International Seminary St. Peter. He is a polyglot (speaks Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Latin), and was ordinary Confessor at the cathedral of Vienna. He now resides at the General House.
Of Dutch-Canadian ancestry, Fr. Van Vliet studied philosophy at the “Saint Thomas Aquinas College” (California, USA). He then trained as a mechanical engineer, specializing in the maintenance of helicopters. After his studies for the priesthood at the International St. Peter Seminary in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany) and his ordination in Vancouver (Canada) for the FSSP, he served in various apostolates of the FSSP in North America. In particular he was a parish priest at the first personal parish of the FSSP, in Ottawa. For several years now Fr. Van Vliet has been supervising the construction of the Our Lady of Guadalupe International Seminary – the second international seminary of the FSSP – in the diocese of Lincoln (Nebraska, USA). He speaks mainly English and French.
Swiss Cofounder of the FSSP and twice Superior General, Fr. Bisig is preparing a doctorate of theology. He speaks German, French, English and Italian. Formerly a seminary Rector in Europe, he was in 2005 appointed Vice-Rector and theology professor at the International Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the FSSP in the United States where he is now the Rector. Fr. Bisig, whose role in the history of the FSSP since its foundation has been pivotal, readily informs his North American confreres, who appreciate his presence on that continent as a witness and interpreter of the charism of the FSSP. For several decades now Fr. Bisig is known by Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
A Frenchman from Brittany, he studied theology at the International Seminary in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany) and was ordained for the FSSP at the Abbey of Fontgombault (diocese of Bourges, France). He has been the FSSP French District Secretary, and then was sent for pastoral ministry in Lausanne (Switzerland). He is finishing his licentiate in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Fr. Cras is the Director of the year of spirituality for French speaking candidates of the FSSP in the Saint Peter International Seminary in Wigratzbad (diocese Augsburg, Germany).
A German, he studied theology at the University of Bonn and the St. Peter International Seminary in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany). He exerted several pastoral duties in the German-speaking District of the FSSP, in particular in Vienna (Austria). In 2004 Fr. Maussen was named Superior of this District, which he has helped to develop. He resides in the new District House located at Wigratzbad.
An American, he studied biology and worked for the American Red Cross. He was very active in the pro-life movement. Fr. Gabet studied theology at the International Seminary of St. Peter in Wigratzbad. He has been the Superior of the North-American District since 2003. He speaks English and French.
A Frenchman from the Basque Country, he holds a notarial master in civil law and has studied theology at the St. Peter International Seminary in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany) as well as at the ISTA of Toulouse (France). In France he exerted pastoral ministries in Saint-Etienne and specifically as hospital chaplain in Toulouse. Since 2004 he is the chaplain of the community of faithful entrusted to the FSSP in Clermont by the bishop of Aire-et-Dax.
An Austrian from Vienna, he studied theology at the St. Peter International Seminary in Wigratzbad (Bavaria, Germany) where in particular he conducted the ‘schola’. He served in the FSSP apostolates in Switzerland. Fr. Banauch holds a bachelor in theology from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and teaches this discipline at the St. Peter International Seminary. In 2004 he was named Superior of the FSSP house in Cologne. He collaborated with the delegation “Juventutem” for the reception of the traditional young people at the occasion of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI with the WYD in August 2005. He speaks German, French and English.