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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.

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Liturgical Lenten Music

Thought I'd share some of the beautiful Holy Week music that people might not get to hear if they don't go to a large parish with a choir.  Most of it dates from the 1500's onward, and is arranged for either 4, 6, or 8 voices/parts.  Most require soprano, alto, tenor, and bass at least. The lyrics are all taken from Responsories in the divine office of Tenebrae, or from other parts of the Holy Week ceremonies. For those of you in the greater Detroit area, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Fraser,…

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1 Reply · Reply by Kate Bolton 6 hours ago

What is the best traditional lay missal?

I've found many different missals for following Mass, but its hard to pick out the right one.  Some missals are better for low masses, whereas others are better for high masses with private devotions, prayers, benediction and vespers.  Other missals contain the ordinary of the mass in Latin and the mass of the day in English.  I've also looked around on ebay and amazon for used missals and many are in limited supply nowadays.  Any ideas on good missals to choose from?  Also, missals that have…

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33 Replies · Reply by Andrei Casey 7 hours ago

Literature for Kids

Hey everyone! I was just curious if you could all share books that you think are fully acceptable for Catholic kids. My kids devour books so I'm always looking for suggestions. These are my suggestions of great books for kids that we have: Narnia books Father Brown (kids) readers Vision Readers series (with saints), Windeatt saints series Beatrix Potter books Catholic Treasure Box series Catholic National Readers Also, what do you all think of the Brian Jacques books (Redwall series)? And…

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95 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 7 hours ago

Subdiaconate in Florida March 21

Please keep prayers for vocations in your prayers this weekend!  My brother is taking the first "big step" - the first major order of the Subdiaconate.  If all goes as planned, he'll become in Deacon in June, and then be ordained next year in June in Michigan. There are currently 8 seminarians total at Most Holy Trinity Seminary; the number fluctuates pretty regularly as young men come from all over the world to try their vocations.  Most do not complete the course of studies.

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10 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 8 hours ago

Courtship Success Stories

All you young marrieds out there, please share your trad Catholic courtship success stories with a focus on how you overcame the difficulties.  Did you look for a specific temperament?  Limit your search to a geographical area?  Enlist assistance from parents/clergy/friends?  Ask for help from St. Raphael?  We need models to follow, and we need inspiration and encouragement, so please keep it positive.  Humor is especially welcome.

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17 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 8 hours ago

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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29 Replies · Reply by Daniel Kavic yesterday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you all have a blessed and happy St. Patrick's Day! Below I'm sharing one of my favorite prayers that is attributed to this great saint. Lorica of Saint Patrick: I arise todayThrough a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ's birth and His baptism, Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial, Through the strength of His…

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1 Reply · Reply by Margaret Rooney Mar 17

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Index of Forbidden Books

The Catholic Church's Index of Forbidden Books (last edition: 1948)
By the authority of the Holy See, the Sacred Congregation of the Index has forbidden all Catholics from reading the books on this list. The Index is still in force, as no valid Pope has ever abrogated it.

St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

Mass Cam

Holy Mass Live Online
St. Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, OH offers a free live video feed of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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

SGG is being shepherded by Bp. Daniel Dolan.

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

This site is moderated by a team of lay people in consultation with and obedience to the clergy of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church.
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