I have a radical idea. It keeps popping into my head. I think that means that I’m being prompted from upstairs to post it.
PROPONITUR: Half a dozen retired military chaplains – who want to use the Vetus Ordo 95% of the time – form an Oratory.
There could be non-chaplain retired military as non-priest members.
The core community would have a foundation of means. They would have skills for dealing with people. They would have been reviewed along the way. They have a couple common points for community. They are sometimes strangers to where they came from but used to adapting to a new space. They’d approach the parish or oratory entrusted to them with great organization skills. They’d have good experience dealing with young people and will the injured/sick, etc.
Oratories are sprouting up all over. I’m not saying that this would be exclusively for retired chaplains. But they could be a core of the corps. After all, if I am not mistaken, oratorians originally had to have their own means. No?
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