[quote="Peggy_in_Burien, post:3, topic:268746"]
I hope to read about both of you when you graduate from Our Lady of Guadlupe Seminary. The FSSP has enough priests now to finally send a second priest to my parish out here in Seattle.
Good for both of you! I'll be praying for you along your journey.
Yes, it seems OLGS is practically overflowing!
[quote="Tridentinum, post:4, topic:268746"]
Good luck with your discernment!
I would definitely look at the F.S.S.P. and the I.C.K.S.P.
Many have said that the priests of the Fraternity are like Catholic priests from the 1920s, whilst the priests from the Institute are like priests from the 17th century.
You're in our prayers!
I've thought about it that way, too. It seems that the FSSP seems to capture the "golden age" of Catholicism in America, and the ICKSP seems to capture a bit of the Renaissance man in each of their priests. It's hard for me to decide between the two. On the one hand, it seems the FSSP is a bit... shall we say, "quieter," in their approach, while the ICKSP is very loud. ICKSP loves Baroque architecture and music, and they preserve those things very well in their churches. It seems the ICKSP is a good bit more idealistic than the FSSP, but that's not bad at all. When it comes down to EF communities, it really comes down to basically style, I think.
[quote="Tridentinum, post:5, topic:268746"]
Oh I forgot to add:
As far as I understand the seminarians of the Institute learn Latin and another language besides their own. For us English speakers that is French. They say on their website that it is good to know a bit of French before joining the seminary, but I think they also have a pre-seminary French course for those who don't know any.
Yes, all English speakers have to learn French. I find that kind of ironic considering that their seminary is in Italy, of all places. All potential seminarians go through either a one or two year pre-seminary program at one of the ICKSP churches in his country, presumably where he acquires a working command of French.