I am, of course, delighted that the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer have been erected as a religious institute of diocesan rite by bishop Hugh. This goes even further to show what a splendid bishop Our Lord has sent to His beloved Dorians.

I, Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B, by the grace of God Bishop of Aberdeen, decree that the community known as the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, be erected as a Religious Institute of Diocesan right in accordance with c 579 of the Code of Canon Law 1983.  The Institute will be subject to all other applicable norms of the said code and governed by the statutes of the said community previously approved by the Holy See.

Given this day 15th August in the year of Our Lord 2012

I love the bit about ‘by the grace of God Bishop of Aberdeen’. It is interesting that he doesn’t say ‘by the grace of the God and the favour of the Apostolic See’ which seems to be more usual when employing the full style. I wonder if this is a nod to ‘transalpinism’ (if there is such a word). I assume ‘transalpine’ means loyal to the Holy See but making a firm distinction between the prudential and doctrinal judgments thereof (so not ‘ultramontane’). However, I have never found any explaination of the term in the ecclesiastical context. Can someone enlighten me?

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