Sunday, April 13, 2008

Two Blogs encouraging Vocations to Orders and Societies promoting the Usus Antiquior

I was asked a few weeks back to make mention of two new vocation blogs that are oriented toward priestly and religious vocations in the context of the usus antiquior.

It is a great initiative and I hope we will see more of this sort of thing spring up.

The first such site is FSSP Vocations Scotland and Ireland

The site describes itself as follows:

This website is not officially affiliated with the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP), but has been created by laity deeply admiring the Fraternity's work. It is hoped this website can showcase their work, for the formation of holy Priests and people and the preservation of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite. It is our hope that many young men may hear that God may be calling them to join this wonderful organisation.

The second such site is the Traditional Vocations Blog which is interestingly subtitled The Latin Mass: Something you haven't tried yet?.

This site has this to say about itself:

A blog to promote vocations to Traditional societies and religious orders using the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, including religious communities for women.

These two sites were recently mentioned in an article in ciNews, the news portal of

...two web sites encouraging vocations to traditional Latin Mass orders, which are in communion with the Catholic church, have seen over 5,000 visitors in the two week lead up to Vocations Sunday. "Many say the Latin Mass is only for nostalgia", said Mark Miles, 27, from Edinburgh, who set up the sites and is himself exploring a priestly vocation, "but the queries we're getting show that there's a new generation thirsting after the faith of their fathers, in a new yet old way".

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