Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer

The Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer (French: Fraternité Saint Vincent Ferrier; Latin: Fraternitas Sancti Vincenti Ferreri; abbreviated FSVF) is a Catholic religious institute of pontifical right in full communion with the Holy See that follows Dominican spirituality and uses the traditional Dominican Rite. It is named after Saint Vincent Ferrer, a Valencian Dominican priest.

Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer
The coat of arms of the Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer
Formation1979; 42 years ago (1979)
TypeClerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)
HeadquartersCouvent Saint Thomas d'Aquin, F-53340 Chémeré-le-Roi, France
21 members (12 priests) (2016)
Superior General
Fr. Louis-Marie de Blignières, F.S.V.F.
Key people
Rev. Louis-Marie de Blignières (founder)


The fraternity was founded in 1979 by Louis-Marie de Blignières and was initially sedeprivationist, but later reconciled with the Holy See and became a religious institute of pontifical right on 30 November 1988.[1] The fraternity's priests use the traditional Dominican Rite for saying Mass and the hours of the Divine Office.[2] It is not a part of the Dominican Order.

The seat of the Fraternity is the monastery of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Chémeré-le-Roi, a village in north-west France between Laval and Le Mans.

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  1. ^ "Nouveau ralliement à Rome de traditionalistes français". Le Monde (in French). 1988-12-02.
  2. ^ "Liturgie dominicaine". FSVF (in French). Retrieved 2019-08-24.

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