Seminaries of tradition again have many new entrants in 2018. In the picture a new priest of the Servi Jesu et Mariae with Cardinal Gerhard Müller.
(Rome) The academic year 2018/2019 also began at the seminaries of tradition. An incomplete look at the figures of the entry year 2018.
It has already been reported that in the International Seminary St. Peter in Wigratzbad (Bavaria) founded in 1988, the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) 24 candidates have entered. At the English-speaking seminary in the US, there are another 15. Overall, the Society has recorded 39 new entrants.
Founded in 1990, the Institute Christ the King and High Priest (ICRSS) has announced 22 new entrants to the Order's own seminary San Filippo Neri in Gricigliano, near Florence.
Founded in 2006, Institut du Bon Pasteur (Institute of the Good Shepherd, IBP) has six new entrants to his seminary Saint Vincent de Paul in Courtalain, France.
In the seminary "de la Castille" of the founded in 2005 by the Société de Miséricorde Divine (Society of Missionaries of Divine Mercy) in the diocese of Frejus-Toulon in France, there were four new entrants.
The SSPX (FSSPX), founded in 1970, has 16 new entrants to the Saint-Curé d'Ars seminary in Flavigny, France; 27 new entrants to the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia (USA); seven new entrants to the Seminary of the Sacred Heart in Zaitzkofen near Regensburg (Bavaria); seven new entrants to the seminary Nuestra Señora Corredentora at La Reya in Argentina and eight new entrants to the Holy Cross seminary in Goulbourn, Australia. In total, 65 candidates have entered the seminaries of the Society. This is the highest entry rate since the Society came into existence.
The four canonically recognized communities of tradition and the canonically unrecognized Society of Saint Pius X list 136 new entrants to their seminaries.
There are currently no figures on new entrants from other communities of tradition, such as Fraternité Saint-Vincent-Ferrier (Brotherhood of St. Vincent Ferrer, FSVF), founded in 1979 and canonically recognized in 1988, Fraternité Saint-Thomas-Becket (Brotherhood St. Thomas Becket, FSTB), the Institute of Saint Philip Neri founded in 2003 in Berlin, , the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (FSSR) on Papa Stronsay founded in 1987, Servi Jesu et Mariae (SJM in 1988 in Blindenmarkt near St. Pölten (Lower Austria), the Old Rite Benedictine monasteries such as Le Barroux, Fontgombault, Norcia, Reichenstein and other monasteries of canons, Cistercians, Dominicans, Capuchins, hermits, etc. and other communities of tradition.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: SJM (screenshot)
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Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)