February 04, 2019
On February 2, 2019, Bishop Bernard Fellay gave the cassock to 24 first-year seminarians at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn: 21 Americans, 2 Irishmen and 1 Canadian.
He also conferred the tonsure on 8 candidates (6 Americans, 1 Canadian, and 1 Irishman), the subdiaconate on one American seminarian, and the second Minor Orders on another.
The seminary is located in Dillwyn, Virginia, in the county of Buckingham. It was inaugurated on November 4, 2016, feast of St. Charles Borromeo, the great cardinal who applied the reform of the Council of Trent in his Archdiocese of Milan.