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 of yourself, 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.


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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246 Replies · Reply by William Gomes yesterday

Pious Quotations

+ J.M.J. Praised be Jesus and Mary! Hello all! I seem to recall there being a thread on here with pious quotes from the saints and other holy persons. However, after a search through the forums it seems to perhaps have disappeared. If anyone comes across it let me know, but until then I guess we will have to begin anew! In Jesus and Mary, Alexander

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55 Replies · Reply by Eva Jas on Tuesday

The power of giving

One Month ago as I was scrolling through my face book page, there was a call to donate to help out a one Carol Atuhirwe who is fighting cancer of the throat and lungs. She needs 80,000 US dollars to have surgery in a us based hospital. I was very touched by Carol’s story and I prayed to my God about it, I asked him why good hearted people cannot donate at least 1 dollar each to this girl’s cry. My country has 32 million people, so if a quarter of them donated just 0.5 dollars, Carol would be…

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14 Replies · Reply by Daniel R. Kosak on Tuesday

Where are all the Traditional Bishops?

For the most part everyone knows about the SSPX Bishops (Fellay, de Mallerais, and De Galarreta). And we know about the (SSPX) "Resistance" Bishop WilliamsonSSPV has 2 Bishops (Kelly and Santay)We know about Bishop Sanborn in FL, Bishop Dolan in OH, Bishop Pivarunas (CMRI),Bishop McKenna in CT (is he still around?)and Bishop Neville in MI. (I Don't know much about him but heard he's friendly to the CMRI)I found a link that seems to be put together very well but I'm unsure how accurate it…

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34 Replies · Reply by Alexander Krawczyk Apr 13

2018 YAG Dates

Mark your calendars!  The 2018 Young Adult Get-Together at St. Gertrude the Great in Cincinnati is coming up in only 6 months!  Registration deadline is June 17. Begins:  Friday, June 22, at 5 pm. Continues:  Pretty much all day Saturday, June 23. Ends:  Sunday, June 24, at 3 pm. You can register online at the website:  https://yagincincy.org/ There are a few changes to the registration page (and there's no hard and fast upper age limit) so make sure you read everything carefully, even if…

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24 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher Apr 13

The French Revolution

Why it is important for a Catholic to remember the storming of the Bastille, and the subsequent horror of the French Revolution? The French Revolution itself has made more than half a million deaths (this only directly, we can add also other one million and half due to the Napoleonic Wars). The Jacobins beheaded the King of France, Louis XVI, the Queen Mary Antoinette, and the sister of the King, Elizabeth. The heir to the Throne (Louis XVII of France, the so called "Dauphin", the Dolphin) died…

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14 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford Apr 13

Nun Memories

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share some neat stories from our "Sister Sunday" event which took place back in March. Here are some memories that other traditional Catholics submitted for our Sister-Tribute Poster. “When I was in 3rd grade (1963-64), I recall Sr. Jane Roberts, OP standing at the lectern with a very stern look on her face. Her hands were folded as in prayer and she told us very firmly: ‘DO NOT TOUCH THE HOST! IT IS A SACRILEGE!’ So when ‘Communion-in-the-hand’ was introduced in…

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2 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford Apr 12

Catholic Church rebuilding fund

Dear Catholics, my brother created a go fund me to support the rebuilding of our parish Church. "Collin Adkisson on behalf of Francis Miller LAFAYETTE, LA. My name is Collin Adkisson, I am a parishioner of the Congregation of Christ the King, a Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. A church that preserves the traditional Latin Mass, Sacraments, and Faith from before Vatican II. A highway in it’s design phase is going to force us from my congregation’s longtime chapel home. Construction…

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5 Replies · Reply by Lauren Dugas Apr 11

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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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