Saturday, 22 March 2008

Traditional Monasteries & Orders with websites

Ah, go on, go on, go on, go on…


Benedictine Abbey of Le Barroux –

Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles –

Canonesses of the Mother of God –

Oasis of Jesus, Priest –

Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart -

Sisters of Saint Benedict -

Order of Discalced Carmelites -


Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter –

Institute of Christ the King –

Institute of the Good Shepherd - / / /

Institute of Saint Phillip Neri –

Institute of the Holy Cross of Riaumont –

Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer -

Canons Regular of the Mother of God –

Canons Regular of St. John Cantius –

Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem –

Benedictine Abbey of Le Barroux –

Benedictine Abbey of Clear Creek –

Benedictines of the Immaculate --

Monks of Mary of Mount Carmel –

Servants of Jesus and Mary –

Apostolic Administration of Saint Jean Vianney –

Saint Joseph de Clairval Abbey -

Fraternidad de Cristo Sacerdote y Santa María Reina - /

Male Benedictine Abbey of Randol -

Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (FSsR), Scotland -


Edward P. Walton said...

What happened to the Corona Tonsure? The clerics in the traditional Benedictines seemed to be wearing the monastic "Corona", just a few years ago.

Edward P Walton

Anonymous said...

just to let you know, the Clear Creek benedictines also have nuns as well.

Mark said...


Thank you, but I cannot seem to find a website for them. Do you know if there is one?

God bless,

Anonymous said...

Women's traditional congregation

Mark said...

Edward: it's still evident in some places.

Mark said...

Anonymous of 2 April: thank you; I shall be sure to add them!

Hermit, without a permit. said...

i am not sure if you are going for 'Tridentine Mass' when you say Traditional, but if you are, just so you know, the Monks at -Saint Joseph de Clairval Abbey - used to celebrate regularly the Classic Rite, but at least within the last 2 or more years, Celebrate their CONVENTUAL Mass of Paul VI (Novus Ordo), Ad Orientum, with Latin,no*concelebration, etc. like at St. Michaels Abbey at Farnbourough,UK. ( though i have been led to understand that at Farnborough now, there is a regular (monthly?) Tridentine Mass.
i think at Clairval some Priest-Monks still celebrate an early morning 'extraordinary form' Mass
PAX, again

Mark said...

Thanks for that, Hermit. I think we are going for exclusively old rite, so might have to give St Joseph de Clairval a miss... but I shall need to check out the current status of Farnborough.

God bless,

Edward P. Walton said...

Mark: Thanks for the pictures of the Canons Regular.

Ma Beck said...

If you're going for old rite only, you need to take SJC off the list, too.


Mark said...

You're very welcome! :)

Mark said...

Ma: I'm really not sure. SJC seem to have adopted a very deliberate policy of equal use and parity, which is not shown in other places alway.

Ottaviani said...

St. John Cansius is bi-ritual and so is not an society that is under the Ecclesia Dei commission as such. The Una Voce organisation funds those traditional societies that use the traditional liturgical books exclusively.

Anonymous said...

I think there's a place and a NEED for a blog like this. As long as they are properly approved by Ecclesiastical Authority, I think it's a moderator's judgement call on whether or not to include them. Mark, I guess you don't have any objections to Clairval or to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius? Then it's just a question of how broadly you decide to make your excellent apostolate. You can't include every good group or you'll lose focus. You don't have to exclude every good group that is a bit off your essential message.

Keep up the good work! We trust your judgement!

Anonymous said...

Isn't SJC TRI-ritual??? Can you have too much of a good thing? SJC says NO!

Mark said...

Anonymous 22:44,
Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate this!

Anonymous 22:45,
What do you mean by tri-ritual??

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 22:45 back again. TRI-ritual = N.O. Mass, TLM, and Rite of St. John Chrysostom (I think)

Mark said...

Well I never knew that! ;-)

Their Horarium makes no mention of it.

Zach said...

I think that the Tri-ritual thing can be very problimatic at times. I can see how it could destabalize religious life. I think being bi-ritual can do the same thing, but can be properly balanced. For instance, what calander do you use? What breviary do you use? These can cause some problems when it comes to a common life.

Although, as far as I know, the CRSJC are not "tri-ritual."

Mark said...


You raise a very important point. I found myself in the situation where the main Sunday Mass I was attending was the 1962 Missal. However, I was still saying the new Breviary. The Calendar issues really came to a head for me, and I found the only solution was to eschew Mass in the new calendar when the dates conflict, and switch to the 1962 Breviarum Romanum despite the personal difficulties this causes me. I now read the readings from the Office of Readings as a simple devotion.

Ottaviani said...

The Fraternidad de Cristo Sacerdote y Santa María Reina is also bi-ritual as well.

Mark said...


Thanks for that; do you have more information about them?

I do not mind including them, as long as there is a certain emphasis on, or strength drawn from, the EF, just like CRSJC.

Anonymous said...

There is a traditional group of religious brothers at

Anonymous said...

The rather more obscure Premonstratensian canons have celebrate the Premonstratensian Rite frequently and have High Mass every first Friday.

Anonymous said...

The Clear Creek Sisters do not have a website yet. Here is their contact information. Right now, there are only 2 sisters.

Queen of Angels Convent
9582 N 387 Rd.
Hulbert, OK 74441

Mark said...


Thank you for all that information! Apologies for the delay, but I have been away on business.

God bless,

Mark of the Vineyard said...

Perhaps the Norbertines apply here as they give TLM and NO mass in Latin?

Mark said...


True, but I'd love them to write something on the Premonstratensian Rite today, too.

God bless,
The Other Mark

Anonymous said...

For your information, the Discalced Carmelites, Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Valparaiso are bi-ritual. They have the new mass at least once a week. You have a link to them so I wanted to let you know. Thanks and God bless.

Kieron Wood said...

The Canons Regular of the Mother of God have an English-language site at Men can stay at the abbey, and families can stay in nearby Lagrasse. The canons' liturgy is the best I have ever experienced.

PeterHWright said...

Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (FSSR), Papa Stronsay, UK ?

Mark said...

Many thanks for the reminder, Peter.

Certainly, now that the individual Priests have had their position regularised, I am happy to include a link to Papa Stronsay.

Perhaps in future someone from Golgotha could help us write a wee "feature", as we have done with other communities.

Any other suggestions would be, of course, ever welcome!

Lee Hamilton said...

Are there any Traditional religious communities in Canada, or are they all Novus Ordo?

Hermit, without a permit. said...

LEE HAMILTON, just the Priestly Fraternity of St.Peter, though technically not a Religious Order, other then that all are Novus Ordo and there arent many Communities anyways, and the Novus Ordo ones are well, in rather sad 1979 kinda shape. (though for Novus,St. Benoit-Du-Lac is deent Benedictine Solesmes Abbey east of Montreal as well as Westminster Abbey/seminary Mission,BC and the Oratorians in Tornto..ummm thats ALL).)
thats why me and all my friends leave Canada and go to USA/France Italy.etc.

Anonymous said...

No,bbey of St Joseph de Clairval was briefly trad after its inception in the early 70s but it has been saying the Mass of Pope Paul VI in the traditional manner for quite a while. Nearly all the monks offer the Old Rite at different times-indeed at a recent retreat in Ireland Mass was celebrated in the Extraordinary form as it is now called-hope this clears things up-there is by the way in Flavigny an SSPX seminary also-it must be a pretty unique place..incidently the scandalous film "Chocolat" was filmed in the town a few years ago-starring Johnny Depp and Juliet Binoche. Amazingly the producers never asked either religious houses how a priest would look vested for mass in the Old Rite leaving the actor playing the priest incorrectly attired.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any contact information for the Traditional Carmelites in Atibaia Brazil? They call themselves e.carms and have been featured on New Liturgical Movement:

Malleus Haereticorum said...

Permit me to suggest that you include the Carmelite Monastery of the Sacred Hearts, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado (associated, by the way, with the Servants of the Holy Family).

The Sisters are uncompromising traditionalists, who handmake the most beautiful customized rosaries. Their website is:

Anonymous said...

this is a great trad community! please add to your list! there are so few womens orders with tridentine liturgy!


Anonymous said...

Please add to your list! ladies community with traditional liturgy

Anonymous said...

Please add to your list! ladies community with traditional liturgy

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. They are get forgotten, but have been around since 1979.

Additionally, their lay ministry:

Anonymous said...

Is there a traditional order of nuns that take ladies who have a gluten sensitivity

Lawrence Phelps said...

My parish is not an abbey but is run by Redemptorists. The Tridentine Mass is at 11:30 and the Novus Ordo is at 9:30 each Sunday. Both are very reverent although I prefer the TLM. Amazing to me but I attended a High Anglican Church service with a friend who is Episcopal that sort of equated to TLM. The earlier service equated to the Novus Ordo.