Most Holy Trinity Seminary was founded in 1995 in order to provide priestly training for young men who thoroughly reject Vatican II, its reforms, and the Modernist hierarchy which promulgates them. This position is in contrast to the seminaries of traditionalist groups that operate with the approval of the Modernist hierarchy, or who seek this approval.
The Seminary trains priests according to pre-Vatican II standards. Its rule, discipline, spiritual formation, and academic curriculum imitate faithfully those which were in effect in seminaries before the Second Vatican Council. By training priests in this manner, the seminary hopes to contribute to the solution to the problem of the nearly universal desintegration of Catholic faith, morals, discipline, and liturgy which the Second Vatican Council has caused.
The seminary sees that the only solution to the problem of Vatican II, however, is to condemn it as a false council which was dominated by heretics, and to discard and ignore its decrees and enactments. Consequently, the Seminary does not seek to be recognized by the heretical hierarchy which promulgates Vatican II, nor does it seek to work with the Novus Ordo clergy, as if in a single church or religion.
The Seminary therefore repudiates the idea of the Motu Proprio Mass, or that of a fraternity of priests which has received permission or seeks permission from the Novus Ordo hierarchy to function in communion with the Modernist heretics.
The Catholic Church, in the outlook of the Seminary, will not be cured of its current problems until the hierarchical sees, particularly the papacy, are once again occupied by Catholics. For as long as Modernist heretics possess the mere appearance of authority which they now possess, the problem of Vatican II will continue. In the meantime the Seminary, as well as the priests who emanate from it, shall abhor even the suggestion of an official recognition from the Novus Ordo hierarchy, or of a compromise with the Modernists, whom St. Pius X called the “most pernicious of all the enemies of the Church,” who are striving “utterly to subvert the very Kingdom of Christ.”
Our Seminary is distinguished from other seminaries by its emphasis on the sacred liturgy. We apply the principle of epicheia and reject the early reforms made by Annibale Bugnini - intended by him as a bridge to the Novus Ordo.
Links of interest:
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church in Fraser, Michigan
St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church in the greater Cincinnati area
Queen of All Saints Academy in Brooksville, Florida
Queen of Hungary Chapel, Traditional Catholic community and Mass in Budapest
Our Seminary provides future priests with a thorough intellectual training based on the Church’s Magisterium and the Teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas. In both philosophy and theology it insists on adherence to classical Thomism.