Sponsor the Training of Seminarians in Mexico
For years now, Catholic priests in Mexico have faced grave danger. There is no other country in the world in which the number of murdered priests is as high as it is in this North American country. In 2020 the country also faced the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit Mexico exceptionally hard, claiming numerous victims, including Church personnel. Sadly, by the beginning of 2021, no fewer than five bishops and over 150 priests had died of Covid-19, while 20 bishops had caught the virus.
Throughout the pandemic, ACN has been helping priests and religious with basic support, so that they can continue to carry out their ministry of service even in these still more difficult circumstances. Another priority has been supporting the training of priests, which has likewise been made still more difficult as a result of the pandemic, but which remains vital to the future of the Church. So it is that in Mexico City ACN is supporting the eight seminarians at the archdiocesan Redemptoris Mater missionary seminary with a grant of $2,900 so that they can continue their training. ACN supports this seminary regularly every year, but during the pandemic this help is more vital than ever.
The Redemptoris Mater seminaries were established in many countries by Pope Saint John Paul II. Their charism is both missionary and international, and the priests who train there are ready to go wherever in the world they are asked to go, in the service of the Gospel and at the request of their own bishop.
The future priests of the seminary have already thanked ACN in advance for the promised aid, in a letter addressed to our benefactors. They write: “During this health crisis caused by Covid-19, we have not ceased to pray for all mankind and especially for ACN and our benefactors. These are difficult times, but the difficulties allow us to share in the cross of Christ.”
“Our seminary, and our priests who have been able to train thanks to the help from ACN, have not allowed themselves to be daunted by the health crisis. We continue to minister to our brothers and Sisters, with all the necessary security measures, both via the digital media and, wherever possible, also in person.”
“May Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Star of Evangelization, reward our benefactors for their generosity!“
Will you help us to continue supporting these seminarians training for the priesthood in such challenging conditions in Mexico?
We are sure they will remember you in their grateful prayers.
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