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Ordination Announcement

On 17 December, two priests and three deacons are to be ordained at Holy Cross Seminary by Bishop Bernard Fellay. See our official announcement. This will be the first priestly ordination at Holy Cross since 2009. For information about joining us here at the Seminary on this joyful occasion, consult our FAQ page.

Recent Events: Ordinations to Tonsure, Minor Orders and Subdiaconate

On 14 and 15 August, six seminarians were advanced to the next stage of priestly orders by His Excellency Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta. Among the ordinands were three new Subdeacons: 2 Americans and 1 Australian. See our recent events page for more.

For the events in place for the 2015 Academic Year, see our academic schedule.

Recent Newsletters
Nov. 2015: Purgatory Avoidable
June-July 2015: Love of God

Retreats at the Seminary

  • 4-9 January 2016: Ignatian retreat for men

  • 18-23 January 2016: Ignatian retreat for women

To register for one of these retreats, please:
  1. Download the retreat inscription form.

  2. Fill out the form and return it to the Seminary. Only pay the $50 non-refundable deposit when requested to do so. This deposit is necessary to ensure the firm intention of the applicant to attend the retreat.
    Payment may be made by cheque or bank transfer into the Seminary's General Fund.

  3. The completed application may be posted to the Seminary or scanned and then emailed to us.

  4. Download the driving directions if you need them.

Message From The Rector, Father Daniel Themann

Holy Cross Seminary is one of six seminaries operated by the Society of Saint Pius X, and is located in the countryside 25 kilometers outside of Goulburn, and about 2 hours driving time south-west from Sydney, Australia. Although Holy Cross is an international Seminary, as are all the Society's Seminaries, open to candidates from all over the world, it is nevertheless especially geared to take Seminarians from Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Holy Cross seminary is the smallest of the Society's seminaries. The others are in Switzerland, France, Germany, the U.S. and Argentina. more


Society of St. Pius X

The headquarters of the SSPX is located in Switzerland:
SSPX General House
Menzingen, ZG 6313




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