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FOR THE RECORD: 31 SEMINARIANS TAKE CASSOCK IN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE
First from France:
The picture above is from the SSPX seminary in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, France. The below is that passage form the SSPX website:
At St. Cure d’Ars Seminary located in the quaint French medieval town of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, it was Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais (currently stationed at the Chicago priory) who vested 19 seminarians in the soutane and gave the tonsure. The Flavingy seminary was pleased to host over 50 priests and religious and 500 faithful.
Next from the United States
And here is the photo from Winona, Minnesota:
Here is the relevant passage:
At St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, in addition to the 12 men who received the habit, Bishop Bernard Fellay also administered the tonsure to another 8 seminarians thus initiating them into the clerical state.
Vocation shortage? What vocation shortage?
I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that the SSPX seminary in Flavigny vested more seminarians than the seminary in Winona. Deo gratias!
Furthermore, with 8 seminarians tonsured, this give us a grand total of 40 more in the pipeline!
And now two for the “Vaches grasses? Ah Non!” category:
For some background and for comparison purposes, here is an old Rorate Caeli post pertaining to the situation with respect to vocations in France from March 2012. (see here)
For a present day snap shot, the situation in the Netherlands from Rorate Caeli. (see here)
And finally, please pray for these young men.
One more thing. As we head towards the Synod of Bishops of 2015, this blog will be posting more of these side by side comparisons over the next 241 days. It is of critical importance that this “objective information” reaches the public domain and is distributed far and wide. The more one becomes familiar with the present situation in the Church, especially with respect to vocations, the more one realizes that the problems at the “field hospital” are either “self inflicted” or caused by medical malpractice. Either way, this needs to be stamped out.
We all need to be aware of this fact!
St. Michael Archangel, ora pro nobis.
Archbishop Lefebvre, ora pro nobis.