To keep this short, I am struck by the FSSP, and, should they be reconciled with Rome, I may possibly apply.
From their web-site:
"Applying to the Seminary
All potential vocations must be presented by a priest of the Society of Saint Pius X, or a friend of the Society, who will verify that the candidate has all the necessary qualities for a priestly or religious vocation. When one is ready to apply, the following documents must be prepared:
- Certificate of Baptism
- Certificate of Confirmation
- Certificate of the Catholic Marriage of your parents
- All scholastic records
- A letter of recommendation from, in order of preference, (a) your pastor (b) any priest © a professional person who attests to your good morals and character.
- Two recent photographs of yourself
- The seminary health forms
- Handwritten Autobiography
The sacramental documents must be originals, i.e. they must bear the actual seal of the parish. Copies, even certified or notarized, are unacceptable. In addition, the sacramental documents must not be more than six months old, i.e. the date of issue affixed by the parish must not exceed six months when they are presented to the seminary. These documents are readily obtained at the parish in which the sacrament was administered. The seminary will retain these documents permanently, even if you should leave or be dismissed."
My question is this. Would they accept my sacramental certificates if I received said sacraments outside of the FSSP, i.e. in a Catholic church, but not one connected to the FSSP, just a regular diocesan one?