16 Nov 2011

Daily TLM at THIS Catholic College!




The College of St Thomas More is the ONLY College I’ve found that offers the DAILY Traditional Latin Mass exclusively. Their entire daily life rotates around the Traditional Latin Mass, and the Novus Ordo is only offered on Sunday. The President and the Director of Development are personal friends of mine so I can vouch for their Catholicity and good character.

I’m very excited to see the progress of this school, as they are implementing one-of-a-kind placement programs for their students and graduates. Prayers for their success!

From the website:

The College of Saint Thomas More is a Catholic, Liberal Arts institution, faithful to the Magisterium, the liturgical traditions of the Roman Rite, and the intellectual, moral, and spiritual traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Catechism teaches that God created man to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this life so that he might be happy with Him forever in the next.  Accordingly, as the College exists in order to assist men and women to achieve their supernatural end, Knowledge, Love, and Service form the pillars upon which the College is built.

To Know

The first pillar (Knowledge) is served by a rigorous course of studies that begins with the Liberal Arts and Classical Languages and culminates in Literature, Philosophy, and Theology.  This curriculum enables students to deepen their knowledge of God by rightly ordering their thoughts, helping them to discern order in the created world, developing their imagination, and preparing them to receive supernatural truths communicated by divine revelation.

To Love

The second pillar (Love) is served by a commitment to fostering the spiritual and moral life of students by making the rich liturgical traditions of the Roman Rite available on campus.  The sacred Liturgy of the Church, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacraments, sacred music, common prayer and devotions, and a commitment to moral virtue are central to the life of the College and are intended to encourage the development of supernatural life and divine charity.

To Serve

The third pillar (Service) is served by providing a vibrant Catholic culture wherein students may perfect the virtues required of their state in life.  Such virtues (work, discipline, cooperation, modesty, friendship, civility, etc.) pervade campus life, enabling students to grow and mature in service and charity toward God and neighbor, so as to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

Guiding men and women toward the purpose for which God created them is the divine mission of Christ and His Church. The College endeavors to assist the Church in such mission by cooperating with God’s grace, by faithfully transmitting the great intellectual, moral, spiritual, and liturgical traditions of the Holy Catholic Faith, by fostering a culture that leads to a restoration of Catholic civilization, and by producing men and women who are willing and able to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him.

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19 responses to “Daily TLM at THIS Catholic College!”

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    Colleen, there are at least several other colleges that offer a daily Traditional Latin Mass…perhaps the most well known being Thomas Aquinas College in California. Please do better research before touting something as one of a kind when it is truly not.

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    Hi Colleen,

    Please also check St. Mary Magdalen College in N.H. They now offer the Latin Mass ALL the time as well. We just came from St. Thomas More this Sept. Both are great Catholic colleges in N.H. Thanks for the input. God Bless!

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      Julie, I hope Saint Mary Magdalen College offers ONLY the Latin Mass. It’s called “the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven” for a reason.

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      Julie, until a few days ago, I thought the school posted here was the New Hampshire college. It took indicators to the contrary to let me know otherwise.

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    My son, 16, just did a 2 week pre-college summer seminar at Thomas More College this past summer and enjoyed it. We heard about the beautiful Latin mass they had every morning in a chapel converted from an old barn dating back to something like the 1800′s. He studied some classics including Catholic literature – not for credit, just the experience. I highly recommend it, especially for high school students to get a taste for a Catholic college. It is very very small, but a gem.

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    Colleen, a week ago yesterday, I went to a Latin Mass in West Hollywood(about as close as the Los Angeles area gets to San Francisco as possible, if that puts it strongly enough). The celebrant was an FSSP-ordained priest. Many of us are trying to get the order in our archdiocese(as much as Cardinal Mahony bent over backwards to keep the FSSP out of Los Angeles, Archbishop Gomez at least seems willing to get people to send petitions to His Excellency for this to happen; I’ll keep you posted). If he lets the FSSP in Los Angeles, good luck in keeping me from going to Mass there! I’ll be that happy the FSSP is here.

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      Colleen, on Divine Mercy Sunday, the same church I went to in January for a Latin Mass done by an FSSP-ordained priest will have another Latin Mass, and an FSSP priest will be the celebrant; whether he will be the same priest who was there in January or not, I don’t know.

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    Colleen, I noticed some of the priests that do Masses at Saint Thomas More College belong to a priestly order whose initials are TOR. What do those initials stand for?

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    The school has recently changed it’s name to the College of Saint John Fisher & Thomas More (“Fisher More College.”) A gorgeous new campus has also been purchased. Go check it out! fishermore.edu Exciting things are happening at Fisher More!

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