The Fraternity was founded on July 18, 1988 at the Abbey of Hauterive (Switzerland) by a dozen priests and a score of seminarians. Shortly after the Fraternity's foundation and following upon a request by Cardinal Ratzinger, Bishop Joseph Stimpfle of Augsburg, Germany granted the Fraternity a home in Wigratzbad, a Marian shrine in Bavaria that now lodges the Fraternity's European seminary. In the same month of October there arrived a handful of priests and some thirty seminarians ready to start "from scratch". As of October 2014, there are 253 priests and 144 seminarians in the Fraternity.
The Fraternity has two seminaries, one located in Wigratzbad, Bavaria, Germany, and another in Denton, Nebraska, USA. Their contact information is located below.
The North American District of the Fraternity also has this Vocations website prepared.
To God Who Giveth Joy to My Youth: Life at O.L.G.S.
Priesterseminar Sankt Petrus
Kirchstraße, 16 – D 88145 OPFENBACH-WIGRATZBAD
Tél. : (00 49) (0) 83 85/92 21 0
Fax : (00 49) (0) 83 85/92 21 33
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
7880 West Denton Road
Denton, NE 68339 USA
Tel. 001/402/ 797-7700