We are watching closely the development of a possible – indeed increasingly likely – Personal Prelature for the SSPX.
Meanwhile, in a communication from the SSPX today we read that for Candlemas new seminarians received were tonsured and received their cassocks. HERE
Those seminarians enrolled in the Year of Spirituality (first year) received the cassock, and those seminarians in the Year of First Philosophy (second year of studies) received the clerical tonsure. In the Society of St. Pius X, the present custom is to receive the cassock one year before becoming a cleric. [Well…no. The clerical state now begins with diaconate, but let that pass.]
Here they are all lined up at their new seminary in Virginia.
The seminary looks interesting.
Also, a while back I received a mailing from them with a questionnaire about the things I would want in a retirement community. They are creating one in the NW of these USA.
They seem to be pretty serious about staying around for awhile.