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.


Do you have the Call? Answer it!

Hello again dear Catholics, As a seminarian to be, I wish to reach out to all whom God may have called, but may either be ignorant or doubtful of this fact. There are two small books which I wish to present to all to read. In fact, it was these two books which helped me to understand that God has chosen me out of many to receive the privilege of the priesthood. I dare all to read these books. The author, Rev. William Doyle, S.J., aims in these books to strike directly at the soul to break down…

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9 Replies · Reply by Antonio Cadavid-Valentin on Thursday

Prayers for the Holy Souls

I just came across this prayer; I had forgotten about it, and since it is the month of the Holy Souls, there is no better time to let everyone know about it. Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen. According to tradition, our Lord promised St.…

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2 Replies · Reply by Alexander Krawczyk on Tuesday

Book of true Catholic stories

G'day everyone, I am looking for a book, I think called "The Catechist",  published by TAN?, with about 970? short stories about the Faith, and I think the stories are categorized into sections to do with different aspects of the Faith.  I am desperate to get hold of it, as it is one of the best ways to teach the Faith to children (also great for adults!!).  I have searched TAN's website, but can't find it.  I know that it exists, as I used to have a copy, but have lost it.  If anyone can help,…

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5 Replies · Reply by Matt McAuliffe on Tuesday

Nativity sets.

With Christmas approaching, I will soon be thinking about taking our nativity set out of the cupboard for its annual clean - and this got me thinking about a few things. Although it might be a small issue in the big scheme of things - I am a bit fussy about Nativity sets and there are some points I would like to put out there. First of all, I have noticed (like many other religious statues, pictures etc.) the nativity figures available are often cartoon-like or they just have weird or strange…

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11 Replies · Reply by Alexander Krawczyk Nov 20

Challenges of being a catholic evangelizer in a rural poor church.

evening%20prayer%20with%20children.jpg You wake up as early as 4am to prepare for your Sunday, ready to join a group of 45 choir members for the Sunday masses of 7am, 9am, 11am and 6pm at the parish. You get to church at 5.30 am for preparations and find about 300 people already in church. They are so early because they want to get the front seats for mass.  My parish church has a congregation of about 1200 Catholics  at the 7am mass. My church cannot afford and has no audio visual equipment to…

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6 Replies · Reply by Alexander Krawczyk Nov 20

Daily Sacred Scripture

It is amazing that I have not yet seen a discussion like this started. Even Facebook has this one. Anyhow, if someone wants to join, all one has to do is add a piece of Sacred Scripture each day. Whether it is your favorite or enlightening, just add a Scripture for the Lord's sake. First one: "And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). 

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18 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde Nov 15


I think I've already posted a half-dozen times on here railing against the television, so I want to talk about fun things that you can do OTHER THAN the typical entertainments offered by modern society.   I am a big fan of board games. They are lots of fun and offer a great opportunity for social interaction while you're having that fun. They're great for a rainy day or half the year in Canada and you can drink and smoke while playing them.   For those who enjoy board games, what games do you…

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35 Replies · Reply by Niki McGinnis Nov 11

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Pentecost XXV

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Pentecost XXIV

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Can we go to the una cum Mass in a pinch?

  *   *   * [Previously published post, now available here]    Many Catholics have come to understand that active participation in a Mass which is una cum, that is, in which the name of the Modernist “pope” or “local bishop” is placed in the canon,… Continue

Francis is not the problem

[Previously published post, now available here]    *   *   *    All are shocked, as I am, by Francis’ approval of adultery and sodomy. In so doing, he has exceeded everyone’s expectations, and has opened a whole new world for the Novus Ordo, a world… Continue

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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.

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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.