An old departed friend of Saint Benedict Center is happily remembered on the web site of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Father Paul Wickens, who championed the innocence of children by combating compulsory “sex education” in Catholic schools, was the founder of Saint Anthony’s Chapel in West Orange, New Jersey. The chapel has recently been elevated to the status of a diocesan-approved public oratory by Archbishop John J. Myers, of Newark.
The Rector of the Institute’s new oratory is a priest known as the intrepid chaplain of the Pilgrimage for Restoration, Rev. Canon Andreas Hellmann. This is good news for all of our friends down in West Orange.
The article on the Institute’s site concludes:
We implore the protection of Christ the King, of the Immaculate Conception, and of St. Anthony in a special way over the Oratory, all its faithful, and the Rector, Rev. Canon Andreas Hellmann, of the Institute of Christ the King. The Oratory members continue to remember Rev. Father Paul Wickens, founder of St. Anthony’s, with prayerful gratitude. May his soul rest in peace!