|The Mass of All Ages at the Society|
(kreuz.net) Recently, the French website 'paixliturgie.org' presented the numbers of the Traditionalist seminarians who are preparing in France for a vocation in the care of souls.
Cloistered religious societies were excluded from the statistics.
The Society of St. Pius X has about 50 French Seminarians
In the Society of St. Pius X, ther eare at present 49 seminarians who come from France.
This number hasn't altered from last year.
The French comprise approximately one third of all the Society seminarians.
They study almost all in Ecône which is by far the largest seminary in Switzerland.
The largest Seminary by far in Germany
The French born Traditional seminarians in ecclesiastically recognized communities are presently 91.
This number is also stable.
The largest number of seminarians study in the Society of St. Peter seminary in Wigratzbad, which is by far the largest seminary in Germany.
The Numbers Continue to Advance
In the last year there were 18 Frenchmen ordained in the Immemorial Rite of the Ancient Mass.
That meant that in France, 84 percent of the seminarians for the New and 16 percent for the Old Rite.
Additionally, about thirty percent of the official seminarians are friendly to the Old Rite.
Otherwise, the number of official seminarians is spiraling into the abyss while the number of Traditional seminarians climb.
In 2005 there were 120 seminarians and in 2011 there were 140 seminarians.
Link to kreuz.net...