Fr. Gerard Saguto, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, is a native of Long Island (New York) and the youngest of three children from a family of Sicilian descent. Ordained in 2004, he was appointed by Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity, as the North American District Superior in July 2015. He currently oversees the work of one hundred priests in the United States and Canada.
Fr. Saguto has established parishes for the Fraternity in the archdioceses of Indianapolis (2005-2008) and Seattle (2008-2015), and has been instrumental in the establishments of two others. The fruitful work in Seattle prompted the Fraternity to accept an invitation by Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to establish a second and separate parish for the archdiocese in Tacoma, Washington in 2015.
Fr. Saguto’s initial experience of the “usus antiquior” can be described in a way similar to John Henry Newman’s acknowledgment of the truth of Catholicism: “Once you see a ghost, you cannot go one living as if you have not seen it.” This deep impression led to the eventual discernment of a vocation within the Fraternity and he dedicates his energy to the spread and integration of the extraordinary form within the “mainstream” Church as a way to restore all things in Christ.
2017 Speaking Circuit