Friday, October 18, 2019
45 New Entrants for the Fraternity of Saint Peter
Census shows prolific growth in FSSP communities.
(Wigratzbad) After withdrawing on retreat days, 30 applicants have entered the International Seminary of the Society of Saint Peter (FSSP) in Wigratzbad. In total, the Society is registering 45 new entrants for the academic year 2019/2020.
Founded in 1988, the Priestly Society of Tradition has two international seminaries: the St. Peter Seminary in Wigratzbad and the Theological Seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Denton, USA. The training is possible in German, French and English.
The French-speaking and German-speaking candidates are trained in the Swabian town of Wigratzbad, near Lake Constance. The English speaking is in Texas in the USA.
The 30 new entries in 2019 for Wigratzbad
The establishment of a Spanish-language seminary is being worked toward.
In the past year 24 new entrants had been registered in Wigratzbad. This year, new entrants for German-speaking applicants have doubled.
17 new entrants have taken up the training in French, 13 in German and 15 in English.
On October 19, 23 seminarians of the second year of study received tonsure and vestments, 15 in Wigratzbad and eight in the USA.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: FSSP Wigratzbad (Screenshots)
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