Priesthood question


Are there any other groups like the FSSP that let in people older than 35? The cut off age for the FSSP is 35.


See the ICKSP:


Thanks but I am over 40.


The ages are norms - if you contact the order, and they find you are a candidate that is well-suited to their charism, you may still be able to join.


Have you actually talked with the vocation director for any of these groups? You may find the age limit is not as strict as it sounds. A friend of mine was a good 20 years over the age limit for the cloistered monastery she was interested in. But it was a good fit and they accepted her anyway.


What do you mean when you say, “groups like the FSSP”?


Traditional Latin groups or Traditional English language groups


I’m a little confused by what you mean by “traditional Latin groups or traditional English language groups.” Latin is the normative language of the Western Church’s liturgy. Even the Novus Ordo is preferably said in Latin. Do you mean groups that commonly offer the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite?

And I’m completely in the dark as to what a “traditional English language group” is. The only thing that might come to my mind is the Anglican Ordinariate. Outside of that, there’s not much tradition to liturgy said in English. Perhaps you could be a little more specific as to what you’re talking about?


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