Saturday, October 13, 2018

New Entrants to Seminaries of Tradition — SSPX Has Best Year Yet

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)
Trans: Tancred

Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)


  1. The SSPX is not canonically recognized??? Whose fault is that? In God's name what crime have they committed? Oh, I see, the FSSP will do the bidding of the modernist bishops in the hierarchy, including the celebration of the newmass, if directed. So, even though the FSSP came into existence from roots in the SSPX, the FSSP is recognized but the SSPX is not. Uh-huh, and the moon is made of swiss cheese I suppose. Get real, folks, the SSPX should have been canonically recognized years ago. The reason it has not is because the Modernist heresy spoken of by St, Pius X in Pascendi domenici gregis has infected the hierarchy. They have operated under the mantle of eccelsia supplet and the supreme law of the Church, the salvation of souls. Look it up in the end of the 1983 code.

    1. Nardi supports the SSPX. It’s just a statement of fact, not an endorsement.

      Besides, it’s a general note of approval for all of the socities of Tradition.

    2. Anti-Pope Bergoglio can't canonically recognize anyone,as he's obviously not Pope. Legally, SSPX is part of the Church, as they have never betrayed the Faith.

  2. My comment was not directed to Nardi but to the members of the hierarchy who continue to maintain that the SSPX does not have canonical jurisdiction. Why does it take canonical jurisdiction to practice according to tradition? Well, the obvious answer is the rules pertaining to actions which the Church has historically condemned have been changed. Not only that but the Mass which Paul VI imposed on the universal Church does not signify the same realities as the Traditional Mass. I venture to say that in the Confessional the penalties imposed for certain sins will differ depending on whether it is a SSPX Chapel or a diocesan one. In fact, I know this to be true form personal experience.

    1. I’ve been asking the question for years: why is canon law so important when it comes to attacking Traditoonalism, and not so important when it comes to criticizing and censoring pro-abort politicians who might give or make possible billions of dollars to flow into various illuminist projects, like providing abortions or birth control like the Condom Knights do?

  3. All we can do is make our views known in this and other blogs where Tradition in Liturgy, Practice, and Belief is honored. Tancred's point in the dichotomy we hear on the matters of Tradition in the Church and Abortion in the lives and sorrows of many is well-taken. Maybe someday the hierarchy will get a clue.

  4. "I’ve been asking the question for years: why is canon law so important when it comes to attacking Traditoonalism, and not so important when it comes to criticizing and censoring pro-abort politicians...."

    ....or when it comes to a conclave?

    pretty sure at least 3 pretty major ones were not just broken but exploded and incinerated.

  5. Traditionalists don't have a coherent historically tested theological basis. The only thing they understand is law, prescriptive do's, don'ts.
    Even wondered why they are always quoting the Ten Semitic tribal commandments, accepted by the Ayatollahs as well as the Rabbis, and barely a mention of the Beatitudes and the Woes?

  6. If the Trads did have anything persuasive to say, they would have the entire Church in their camp by now. Instead, they are theologically and pastorally bankrupt, left to apologists like de Mattei, Cippola, Magister, and the episcopal vagi, Burke, Schneiders et al. to throw up a few fractured neo-scholastic syllogisms and pretend that it's divine revelation. QED.

    1. Have you looked at the numbers, Feybrielle? The modern “church” is being widely abandoned today when people hear the message by theologically and pastorally bankrupt champions of sodomy like America Magazine, Jim Martin, Cupich, Weakland, and Gumbleton.