Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
The Clear Creek Benedictines and the Carmelite Monks in Wyoming (they say the Carmelite Rite, which is the TLM with a few minor modifications) are both contemplative orders which have the TLM.
Don't tell the Carmelites that it is the Trid with a few minor modifications...they and Dominicans are very big on it being a distinct rite (which, weirdly, is trued in a juridical sense than between the NO and the TLM...in 1962 a Dominican would need biritual faculties to say the Roman rite for instance). I made the "mistake" of mentioning that certain things in the missalette they had (at the parish that is around the hill [is it even a hill, mound?]) that stated they were unique to their rite were taken from the Dominican rite and hence not unique.
As far as the question goes, communities within the US are basically restricted to those two. Unfortunately.
But Norcia, which does the old rite (and is the very birthplace of Ss. Benedict and Scholastica) is basically American....it is like being in an embassy. They all speak English and most importantly have peanut butter.
Wow, that's good to know! That is-the peanut butter thing. Seriously, what is it with religious orders and peanut butter? It's quite odd...I have noticed this at other monasteries or friaries. It's like as soon as they realize they have run out, everyone gets extremely bewildered, the whole day gets thrown off, and they call a community meeting to figure out how this could have taken place.
Anyway, on a much more serious note, they better have coffee.
PED, where did you find out that most or all speak English at Norcia?