Nineteen Seminarians Receive the Cassock in Virginia

Source: St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

On October 7, 2020, The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, 19 seminarians made their first visible offering of themselves by embracing the habit of the Roman clergy.  

It is often said that the cassock is a sermon in itself. It is a profession of faith, a sign of hope, and an unmistakable witness of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. In our times when the message of Christ is being aggressively suppressed, the presence of the cassock is all the more necessary, both for those who witness it and those who wear it. As our beloved founder once said to his seminarians upon this occasion:  

‘Be proud to wear your cassock, your habit, which manifests Our Lord Jesus Christ to the world, and do not be afraid of anything: the good God, the holy angels, all of the saints in Heaven are with you, as well as all those who have worn this habit, who have been sanctified by it, and have sanctified others.’