Over two dozen seminarians of the SSPX from two continents received the cassock on Sunday, February 2nd.
This Sunday, in conjunction with the special ceremonies of Candlemas, seminarians at two of the Society of St. Pius X's six seminaries received the cassock and surplice, one of the first steps to becoming a cleric (the tonsure will complete this, but as usual in the SSPX, this will be delayed for this class until February 2015).
The habit-taking ceremony took place in the United States at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota and in France at Cure d' Ars (St. John Vianney) Seminary in Flavingy. At Winnoa, 10 took the cassock, while at Flavigny, a mixture of 15 seminarians from Italy and France were invested.
Courtesy of the Flavigny seminary and the French district's website, we offer a gallery of images below from the February 2nd ceremonies held at Cure d'Ars Seminary. We hope very soon to provide an English transcript of Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta's sermon given on the occasion, as well as some images from the ceremony held at Winona.
Please pray for the perservance of these seminarians, as well as that the SSPX may continue to flourish with vocations to the sacred priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.