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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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Seeking St. Gertrude the Great members

Greetings on this Feast of St. Laurence! I wanted to reach out to those who attend St. Gertrude's. My six children and I will be driving from our home in VA out there this week, visiting friends in KY. Not sure of our complete itinerary yet, but we expect to be at the 9:00 AM Mass at St. Gertrude on the Feast of the Assumption. We might also be at a daily Mass or two. I'd love to meet whomever I can! In Jesus and Mary, Amy

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11 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 9 hours ago

"Maybe I'll just convert them?" Experiences "dating" seculars

At my chapel here in Paris there has been an influx of young men who, not even a year ago, were agnostics but who are now practicing Catholics.  Part of this is down to Fr. Le Gal, our pastor, who is big in his outreach to people - but the other side is good will.  These people were seeking the truth and knew it when they saw it. Some of us have tried "dating" seculars in order to bring them to faith.  Others of us know of people in our own lives who were brought to the faith by a spouse.…

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18 Replies · Reply by Rose (Rosalee) Kitchen 10 hours ago

Blind dates? Are catholic men and women better or worse at dating than non-catholics?

What are you thoughts and feelings about blind dates or letting yourself be set up by your parents or parish priest. Is that weird or something you are willing to try? what was you last blind date like? Was it bad? good? are you for or against and why? Would you be open to having your marriage or dates arranged by your parents/friends/priest? would your local parish priest do this or has done this and what have the outcomes been like? Do you find yourself ashamed to single or proud of it? If…

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26 Replies · Reply by Rose (Rosalee) Kitchen 10 hours ago

Mothers' Group?

I'd love to get the mums together in a place where we can share ideas and advice on everything from diapers to how to decorate the dinner table for a feast day.Any takers? Should this be an Official TradCircle Group or should it just be a forum so that all can see it?Let me know! And also let me know if you have any good ideas for activities, decorations, or meals for Ascension Thursday. It's coming next week and I don't have any bright ideas.

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7 Replies · Reply by Elizabeth Gunsher 11 hours ago

Novus Ordo Families

Has anyone ever noticed how people who go to the Novus Ordo seem to have their own clicks, or social norms?  I have some family members that are Novus Ordo and they always seem to go to Mass because its a social thing, they would never talked about the priest's homily or anything church related, mainly just church gossip.  Has anyone ever noticed this?  It pains me because I can't really talked to my father anymore because of this.

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7 Replies · Reply by Aaron Russ on Sunday

SSPV VS. Thuc Line

Due to the lack of sede Mass centers in my area I've been thinking of taking the 2 hour trip to an SSPV chapel in the near future. I've been told by parishioners of MHTS and others that I should go to the SSPV even though they take the position that the Thuc line of bishops and priests are doubtful. Any thoughts of why I should or shouldn't go? I'd appreciate your thoughts and help. 

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9 Replies · Reply by Ryan Plummer on Saturday

Inspiring saint stories

I'm surprised no-one's started this thread yet. What are some of your favourite saint/holy person stories?  Here is one of mine, about Fr. Willie Doyle - a very holy Jesuit priest who was killed in the first world war.  Take a few minutes to read this wonderful example of God's mercy: http://www.pioneerassociation.ie/index.php/pioneer-magazine/397-june2013article A notorious criminal saved for all eternity by one look and a few words from a holy man! ... Wow!  If you've ever doubted God's…

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5 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher on Thursday

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