See an image gallery of the February 2nd ceremonies that took place at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona which had 10 young men take the cassock.
Last week, we reported that a combined total of 25 seminarians had taken the cassock at the SSPX's seminaries in Flavigny, France and here in the States at Winona, Minnesota.
Today we present some images from the ceremony held at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary here in North America, which included the rite of blessing candles for the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady, and the reception of the cassock by 10 seminarians in the Spirituality Year, namely: Timothy Austin, Albert Bumb, Isaac Dailey, Martin Dvorak, Jonah Garno, Thomas Kagay, Charles Lafave, William MacGillivray, Dominic O'Hart, and Robert Simonton.
Please keep these young men in your prayers that they may continue to persevere in the clerical life they have willing bound themselves in, as signified by the Roman collar they now don every morning along with their black cassock and sash (symbolizing death to worldly things and continence).
We would also like to announce that stas.org has recently made available, Do I have a vocation?, written by the famed spiritual director at Econe, Fr. Ludovic Marie Barrielle, also the promoter of the Exercises of St. Ignatius which the SSPX subsequently adopted.