What are we? A few figures...

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP)
Statistics as of November 1st, 2017

Brief history

   18 July 1988: Founded as a clerical society of apostolic life
   Liturgical books used: Roman Missal, Ritual, Pontifical, Martyrology and Breviary in force in 1962
   July 1988: Private audiences with Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger
   18 October 1988: Erected as an institute of pontifical right by the Holy See
   Easter 1990: Cardinal Ratzinger visits the motherhouse (in Wigratzbad, Bavaria) and offers Mass in the Traditional rite
   1995: first personal parish entrusted to the FSSP
   12 September 1999: Pope John Paul II blesses the corner stones and crucifixes for the two new FSSP seminaries in Europe and in America
   8 October 1999; 20 October 2001: the Superior General delivers an address at the Synods of Bishops in Rome
   December 2000; June 2002June 2005; May 2008: Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos, President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission and Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, comes to bless the new Saint Peter Seminary and to ordain FSSP priests
   29 June 2003: Definitive approval of the Constitutions by the Holy See
   22 February 2007: Foundation of the Confraternity of Saint Peter, a society which gathers those who are attached to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and who wish to support its charism through prayers and sacrifices
   March 2008: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is granted a personal parish in Rome
   6 July 2009: Private audiences with Pope Benedict XVI

Members today

   Total: 437 (incl. 293 incardinated)

   Priests: 287
     o   272 incardinated
     o   8 incorporated ad annum
     o   5 associated
     o   2 postulants
   Deacons: 21
   Non-deacons seminarians (including postulants): 129

   Average age of members: 38 years
   Deceased members: 8


All members

Incardinated members


Increase and ordinations

   Number of members (as of Jan. 1 each year)

   Priestly ordinations in the FSSP over the last 12 years 


2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017



14 8 12 9 12 8 11 11 12 15 16 19 12

Number of seminarians (excluding deacons and including postulants)

Confraternity of Saint Peter

   Total members: 5859
     o   French speakers : 913
     o   German speakers: 923
     o   English speakers: 4023


   Dioceses served: 129
   Mass centers: 239 locations
   Personal parishes: 40

Dioceses served by countries

Dioceses served
by districts and regions

Sunday Mass centers
by districts and regions

   Number of houses: 125
   Number of erected houses : 85

 Number of houses (as of Jan. 1 each year)

[Source: General House FSSP; www.fssp.org]