Welcome to TradCircle! This is a social networking site for people of all ages all over the world to meet each other and make friends who share the same traditional Catholic faith.  TradCircle was conceived of and founded by clergy in 2008 and is currently moderated by a team of laypeople in consultation with and under obedience to that clergy.  

TradCircle is dedicated to the Blessed Trinity and claims Our Lady of the Blessed Trinity as patroness of this site and its members. The Circle is the symbol of the Trinity, Almighty God who is one yet three, whose Three Divine Persons are never alone. They are "the three holiest persons in Heaven," as St. John of the Cross said. The purpose of this website is to encourage isolated Catholics not to be alone, but to associate virtually with other Catholics as well as to help them persevere and grow in the faith, the love of God, and eventually the easier to reach Heaven.  It has also helped some people to meet, court, and get married, though that is not the only purpose of this site.

While there are other Traditional Catholic social networks out there, we are the only one that requires a profile picture, a real first and last name, and a filled-out profile to ensure that those on here are actually interested in being part of a community, not in just "browsing."  We look forward to getting to know you!  Every few months we periodically go through our rolls to make sure that our members are actually active and participating. 

To be clear - Members are expected to be active within a moving 30-day window.  Activity is defined as posting pictures, posting in forums, etc.  Inactive members may be suspended, without warning, with reinstatement possible should they express a wish to be more active on this site.  Profiles may be provisionally approved but will be expected to confirm to all standards within 24 hours.  Membership here is not a right, but a privilege.

Our norms and expectations for modesty and photos on this site are outlined here.

Finally, while we think of ourselves simply as "Catholics" who are observing the moral and liturgical norms as they were set down prior to Vatican II, this website assumes the reality of sedevacantism: a conclusion that since Vatican II and the New "Mass" are harmful to the Catholic faith: they cannot proceed from the Catholic Church and hence cannot be accepted.  While we accept that some people who are on this forum may be on a journey towards sedevacantism, we will not engage in debates as to whether sedevacantism is an acceptable solution to the crisis.  This website accepts that reality and welcomes anyone of good will who is searching for answers.

Please pray three Hail Marys each day for the success of this site and the perseverance of all Catholics in this time of chastisement and betrayal.


Spiritual Reads

I couldn't find a thread on here just about spirtual reading; or perhaps I didn't look hard enough. :) Which spiritual book(s) would you recommended to others? Which is your all time favorite go to spirtual book, and which spiritual read are you currently reading? I highly recommend Humility of Heart by Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo and Christ's Appeal for Love by Sr. Josefa Menendez, both published by TAN. The latter is an abridged version of the Way of Divine Love which was approved by Pope…

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31 Replies · Reply by Carl Vanderwouden 11 hours ago

Favorite Saint Movie

My Favorite Saint movie is "Don Bosco" 1988.  I think the music is great, the actor is perfect for the part and its just a pleasure to watch and I find it very calming.  They did an excellent job adapting the story to a movie.  I have not seen it in years because I cant find the English version online, but I will keep looking.  What are your favorite Saint Movies and why?

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28 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde on Tuesday

Fatima Conference in Spokane, Oct 7-12

After several years of wanting to go to the annual Fatima Conference held by CMRI at Mt. Saint Michael's in Spokane, Washington, this year I finally have the combination of the time off and the expendable income to actually attend. I was wondering if anyone else is going or has gone in the past? What are your reflections or opinions of the Conference? What are your experiences while you were there? Do you have any stories to tell or any suggestions of things to see and do while there? Thank you…

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Trip to New Zealand

In a few weeks I will be traveling to New Zealand and am hoping that someone can let me know if there is an acceptable church or chapel in Auckland or Queenstown (by which i mean a non una cum mass). I will be on a coach tour so I don't know how much freedom I will have on the two Sundays I will be there but I will be on Aukland on October 4th and Queenstown on the 11th.

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7 Replies · Reply by Heather Fuller Sep 28


I am stealing the motto for Colonial Williamsburg where I used to work as an 18th century costumed historical interpreter.  I know little is known by most Catholics about the hardships and struggles of the few who lived in Colonial America under anti-Catholic British rule.  I learned a great deal in my time working for Colonial Williamsburg as well as the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.  I also learned that some of what was taught was not quite historically accurate.    There is a lot of new…

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22 Replies · Reply by Lisa Kantirakis Sep 24


1. You drive a 23 passenger van.2. Your wife has as many rosaries as she has pairs of shoes.3. Your family's food bill is $1250 a month.4. Your family takes up a pew and a half at Mass.5. Your freezer is loaded with hot dogs and buns.6. If you are the father, you haven't purchased a new suit for yourself in seven years.7. If you are the mother, you haven't bought yourself a new outfit in one year.8. When you are yelling at one of your kids, you call him by the name of all his siblings before…

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112 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher Sep 23

Jorge's USA visit

Of all the problems of the N.O.'s falseness, one is shortly about to become front-and-center -a U.S. visit by the "Pope". It is obvious that (almost) anyone outside the True Church believes that the N.O. IS the Roman Catholic Church, that Jorge is Her Pope, and that all the incredible BS which is part and parcel of the N.O. is accepted by Catholics as the Faith. It would certainly be awesome for any mainstream media to give someone like Fr. Cekada a chance to set the record straight, but I'm…

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13 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher Sep 22

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Holy Mass Live Online
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St. Gertrude broadcasts its Sunday 9am High Mass & 11:25am weekday Mass here: SGG Mass Cam

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