See a photo gallery of the ceremonies held at the SSPX's seminaries in the United States and France.
Following-up with the video of the new seminary being constructed in Virginia, we are happy to announce that a combined total of 31 seminarians received the cassock at the seminaries of Winona (Minnesota) and Flavigny (France) during the Candlemas ceremonies of February 2, Feast of the Purification of Our Lady.
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.
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.
We have included below a photo gallery featuring images from the ceremonies held at both seminaries.
Please keep these seminarians in your prayers, that they may fulfill their vocation and thus one day be ordained "a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech".