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Help for the Training of 25 Seminarians in Belarus
For many years now, ACN has been helping the Diocese of Grodno with the formation of the seminarians in its diocesan seminary. During the current academic year, 25 young men study there. Eight of them are new entrants to the seminary. Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the political unrest in the country following the presidential elections of August 2020, the seminarians and the academic staff have begun the new academic year “with optimism,” to quote the words of the rector, Vitaly Vojtekhovskyj.
The training of these seminarians is a great challenge. “Their time in the seminary is extremely important for these future priests. Their formation is a spiritual process, yet it nevertheless has to be assured materially,” the rector explains. It is impossible to support this formation from the Sunday collections of the faithful alone, and so, once again this year, the rector is asking for our support.
At the same time, he has asked our prayers for Belarus during these “far from easy times.” In return, he and his seminarians have promised to pray regularly for all those benefactors who have supported the seminary in the past or will do so in the future.
We have promised him $24,300, so that these 25 young men can continue to pursue their vocation.
Will you give to help these future priests continue their studies and formation in Belarus?
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