On February 2, in the absence of Bishop de Galarreta, whose attendance was prevented by a last minute difficulty, Fr. Niklaus Pfluger, 1st Assistant of the Society of St. Pius X, blessed the clerical habit for 12 seminarians of the 1st year: 4 Swiss, 3 Frenchmen, 2 Italians, 1 Gabonese and 2 Nigerians. He was assisted by Fr. Patrick Troadec, rector of the Holy Cure of Ars Seminary, Flavigny, France and Fr. Prudent Balou Yalu, prior of St. Pius X Mission in Libreville, Gabon.