Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage + Secretary Opening

Juventutem flag at St. Peters

Over Christ the King weekend, 26-28 October 2018, Juventutem is again corporately participating in the Roman pilgrimage organized by the Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum.

On Friday morning, 26 October, FIJ Secretary Paul Schultz will address those who attend the Summorum Pontificum Meeting (tickets) organized by Oremus Paix Liturgique, together with the International Federation Una Voce, and Juventutem.

Juventutem members will attend the opening Mass that Fr. Charles Ike FSSP will celebrate at 6:00 pm at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini.  After Mass, we will meet up for dinner at Da Vittoria a Trastevere for dinner.  Please RSVP via Facebook, here.

On Saturday, we will join in the Adoration at San Lorenzo in Damaso, the Procession across Rome, and the Pontifical Mass at St. Peter Basilica.  After Mass, with the support of Paix Liturgique, we will meet up at Via della Conciliazione 51 – please RSVP via email as soon as possible: secretary at juventutem dot org.

In addition to discussing preparation for our forthcoming trip to World Youth Day Panama (register here), one of the items that we will discuss in our meetings with be the next Secretary of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem.  Paul Schultz, the founding Group Coordinator of Juventutem Michigan, has served as the Secretary of the FIJ since 18 November 2013 and has also served as coordinator of Juventutem activities in North America since January 2013.  If a capable replacement Secretary can be found, Paul is interested to retire to the position of Secretary Emeritus on or about 18 November 2018.

New Secretary
Any new Secretary of Juventutem will be chosen by the Bureau of the FIJ – the President (Bertalan Kiss), the International Ecclesiastical Assistant (Fr. Armand de Malleray FSSP), the Treasurer (Cosimo Damiano Marti), and the current Secretary.  In making its selection, the Bureau may freely consult with members of active Juventutem chapters around the world.

Juventutem is a lay movement.  Juventutem is an association of lay faithful.  Its members promote the True, the Good, and the Beautiful and, in particular, the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass.  The leaders of Juventutem are not internet controversialists but in-person workers in the vineyard.  The role of the Secretary of Juventutem focuses on communication and diplomacy in support of this cause:
– Communicating with chapters of Juventutem as to participating in international events such as World Youth Day and as to paying the annual dues.
– Receiving communications from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life and responding to them or causing them to be responded to by the Juventutem member who competence it is to do so.
– Receiving inquiries from those who are interested in seeking to affiliate a group of young adults to the Juventutem movement and facilitating the consideration of their applications by the full Bureau.
– Meeting members of Juventutem and other faithful attached to the Traditional Latin Mass in person as often as possible.

Together with the other members of the Bureau, the Secretary supports the institutional memory of Juventutem – both by familiarizing himself or herself with such resources as exist to report on Juventutem as well as by exercising active curiosity to query those with personal experience of Juventutem’s activities.

Please apply
A candidate must:
– Fulfill the Criteria for Admission under the Charter of Juventutem (particularly paragraphs 27-28).
– Practice the Three Spiritual Commitments set forth in paragraph 22 of the Charter.
– Have paid the 2018-2019 member dues to the FIJ (wiring instructions here; or submit 10€ here).
– Have a high level of proficiency with Information Technology and Social Media (particularly Facebook, GMail, Google Hangouts, Skype, Google Documents, and Twitter).
– Submit a resume demonstrating fulfillment of the criteria – providing examples where possible.
– Be an unpaid volunteer who pays his or her own way to most or all activities.
– Participate in an interview, if requested.

An ideal candidate would:
– Write and speak English with confidence.
– Write and speak more than one language with confidence (French, Italian, and/or Spanish preferably).
– Have advocated for Catholic young adults and that resources – money, time, space – be utilized to promote their sanctification.
– Be familiar with internet posting, such as blogs (ideally WordPress CMS).
– Demonstrate excellent in leading groups of Catholic young adults (ideally including a Juventutem group).
– Have represented organizations at international public events.
– Attend the 2018 pilgrimage in Rome or register to attend and pay all fees associated with attending WYD Panama 2019.
– name and provide contact information for two Juventutem members or clerics who would be prepared to speak to the candidate’s qualification for serving as secretary of an international lay movement.
– The role of Secretary is not geographically constrained. However candidates based in North America would receive preference unless a coordinator of Juventutem activities in North America is chosen separately.  (This is because ~50% of active Juventutem chapters are in North America (11 out of 22) and it is beneficial to Juventutem that at least one Bureau member live in a similar time zone to the Group Coordinators of those chapters.)

To apply for the position please email the above described resume to Paul Schultz, the current Secretary of Juventutem – secretary at juventutem dot org.  Resumes received before 19 October 2018 will have the benefit of being considered by the President, Secretary, and Treasurer as they meet together in person at the pilgrimage in Rome with other Juventutem members.  Resumes received after the pilgrimage will also be considered.

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Report of President Bertalan Kiss on WYD Conference in Rome

At the invitation of the Holy See, Bertalan Kiss – the President of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem – spent much of the first week of passiontide in Rome, as a member of a conference which reviewed the lessons learned at the WYD festival in Krakow, began to plan the WYD festival in Panama, and advised ecclesiastics in preparation for 2018’s Synod of Bishops on youth and vocation.

Bertalan’s full report regarding the conference can be read in this pdf:
„From Krakow to Panama – the synod journeying with young people” – International Conference, Rome – 4 April to 9 April 2017

In order for the young adults of Juventutem to do their little part to continue to advocate around the world for the Roman Tradition of the Church, it is necessary to have the prayer and other support of young adults and not-young adults.  Please consider donating to support this year’s efforts!

Just before the most sacred of feasts, the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ began this year, the new dicastery of the Vatican for the Laity, Family, and Life organised a conference in Rome for the national delegates of episcopal conferences’ youth ministries and other various international youth associations. The Foederatio Internationalis Juventutem has also received an invitation to this event, and I took it upon myself to represent our federation. Accompanying me was the newest member of Juventutem Magyarország, and a fervent organiser of youth events in the Hungarian diocese of Vác, my friend Ervin Dér.


Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage 2016

In 2017, the 6th Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to the seat of Peter will take place from the 14th to the 17th of September, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.

Over the last weekend of October 2016, FIJ Treasurer Cosimo Damiano Marti was present in Rome as one of the pilgrims participating in the 5th edition of this great pilgrimage.


Cosimo has asked us to share with all of our fans these pictures from various sources.  And to commend to you Archbishop Sample’s Homily for the Feast of Christ the King.



John Sonnen

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Populus Summorum Pontificum


Acción Litúrgica (?)


The following picture was taken during a friendly dinner on the last day of the pilgrimage.


From left to right, those pictured are Felipe Alanis Suárez (President of international Una Voce federation), Christian Marquant (Chairman of Paix Liturgique (“Liturgical Peace”)), Marco Sgroi (Chairman of the Coordinamento nazionale del Summorum Pontificum), Fr. Matthieu Raffray (Superior of the Latin American District of l’Institut du Bon Pasteur), Fr Gabriel Diaz-Patri (a researcher of the Centre International d’Etudes Liturgiques in France), Cosimo Damiano Marti, and Louis de Lestang (Vice-Chairman of Paix Liturgique).

Juventutem Soleto: Holy Door Pilgrimage with Cardinal Burke – 2 June 2016



ore 15:00 – Raduno dei pellegrini in Cattedrale e processione verso la Basilica di San Nicola

ore 15:30 – Ingresso in Basilica attraverso la Porta Santa per l’acquisto dell’indulgenza giubilare


Cardinale Diacono di Sant’Agata dei Goti e
Patrono del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta

Juventutem Soleto

 questions: secretary at juventutem dot org

Un nouveau Président pour Juventutem: Bertalan Kiss, de Juventutem Hongrie

29 février 2016

Chers membres et amis de Juventutem,

Les membres du Bureau de Juventutem sont heureux d’annoncer la désognation d’un nouveau Président pour la Fédération internationale Juventutem.

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Bertalan Kiss, au centre avec une cravate bleue, entouré de prêtres et de laïcs lors du pèlerinage Populus Summorum Pontificum 2014 à Rome.

Le Président sortant, George Steven (de Grande-Bretagne), a transmis le flanbeau à Bertalan Kiss, 28 ans, après 18 mois de bons et loyaux services. La candidature de Bertalan avait été appuyée par Simon Kocjan de Juventutem Slovenia et Aramis Perez de Juventutem Miami.  Bertalan sera aux côtés de la délégation internationale de Juventutem aux JMJ de Cracovie cet été, en compagnie de M. l’abbé de Malleray, Assistant ecclésiastique de Juventutem.

Bertalan Kiss répondant à un entretien lors du pèlerinage Populus Summorum Pontificum 2015.

Bertalan Kiss répondant à un entretien lors du pèlerinage Populus Summorum Pontificum 2015.

Bertalan a découvert la messe traditionnelle en 2009 grâce au Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli de Budapest.  En 2012, il a cofondé le pèlerinage annuel Peregrinatio Fidei qui rassemble les fidèles attachés à la forme extraordinaire du rite romain en Hongrie. En 2014, après avoir rencontré l’abbé de Malleray, George Steven, Paul Schultz, notre Secrétaire, et d’autres membres, il devint un membre de la refondation de notre association et le coordinateur de Juventutem Magyarország (Facebook, Website)

Bertalan en compagnie d'Aramis Perez de Juventutem Miami

Bertalan en compagnie d’Aramis Perez de Juventutem Miami

De la part de tous, nous souhaitons remercier George Steven pour sa présidence dévouée. Toutes nos prières l’accompagnent.

Nous tenons également à remercier Bertalan d’avoir accepté de prendre sa suite. Il a activement participé à de nombreux pèlerinages internationaux et assuré la promotion de Juventutem dans son pays. Nous avons hâte qu’il fasse bénéficier la Fédération internationale Juventutem de ses talents et vous invitons à prier pour lui et ses nouvelles fonctions.

Nous comptons sur tous nos responsables de groupes locaux et sur les correspondants isolés qui le souhaitent pour entrer au plus vite en contact par courrier électronique avec Bertalan et Paul afin de mettre à jour nos fichiers.

Bertalan: president at juventutem dot org
Paul: secretary at juventutem dot org

En union de prière dans le Christ, Notre Seigneur,
Paul Schultz – Secrétaire de la Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Cosimo Marti –Trésorier de la Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP – Assistant ecclésiastique de la Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem


On 29 February 2016

Dear Juventutem members and supporters,

We, the members of the Bureau of Juventutem, are delighted to announce the appointment of a new President for the International Juventutem Federation.

Populus Summorum Pontificum 2014

Bertalan Kiss (center, wearing blue tie) surrounded by clerics and laymen in Rome on the occasion of the 2014 Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage

The former President, George Steven (from the United Kingdom), rotated out of his position after a year and a half of generous service. Bertalan Kiss (28), of Hungary, applied for the position of President and was recommended for it by Simon Kocjan from Juventutem Slovenia and Aramis Perez from Juventutem Miami.  Bertalan will be present as part of the worldwide Juventutem delegation to JMJ Krakow, this summer, together with Fr. de Malleray.

Interview with Bertalan during 2015 Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

Interview with Bertalan during 2015 Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

Bertalan was introduced to the Traditional Latin Mass in 2009 through the work of the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli.  In 2012 he was a co-founder of the Peregrinatio Fidei, an annual pilgrimage and Pontifical Mass for the faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Hungary.  In 2014, after meeting with Father, George, Paul, and other Juventutem leaders in Rome, he became a re-founding member and the Group Coordinator of Juventutem Magyarország (Facebook, Website)

Bertalan Kiss is shown here, together with Aramis Perez of Juventutem Miami

Bertalan Kiss is shown here, together with Aramis Perez of Juventutem Miami and others

On behalf of all, we would like to thank George for his dedicated service. All our prayers and hearty thanks go to him.

We would also like to thank Bertalan for accepting the position of President. He has actively led international Latin Mass pilgrimages and has also promoted Juventutem in his country. We look forward to what he will bring to Juventutem internationally, and we invite you to pray for him as he takes up his duties.

In the meantime, we ask that every group leader (and every correspondent wishing so) email Bertalan and Paul so as to update our contact records:
Bertalan: president at juventutem dot org
Paul: secretary at juventutem dot org

Let us pray for each other,
In Christ,
Paul Schultz – Secretary of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Cosimo Marti – Treasurer of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP – Ecclesiastical Assistant to the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem