On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the seminaries of the Society of Saint Pius X located in the northern hemisphere welcomed new aspirants to the priesthood. At the end of a six-year course of prayer and study, they will one day be ordained priests for eternity—God willing.
The Sacred Heart Seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany, received 9 new seminarians (3 Germans, 3 Swiss, 1 Austrian, 1 Croat, and 1 Pole).
The Saint-Curé d'Ars Seminary in Flavigny, France, received 8 new seminarians (all French), as well as an applicant for the Brothers’ novitiate.
The Seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas in Dillwyn, USA, received 18 new seminarians (16 Americans and 2 Canadians), as well as 22 pre-seminarians who will take courses in humanities before starting properly ecclesiastical studies.
With the return of the seminarian in the southern hemisphere last March, the year 2019 saw 47 young men begin the first year of spirituality in the Society of St. Pius X seminaries.
There were 65 in 2018, 47 in 2017, 57 in 2016, 53 in 2015, 51 in 2014, 43 in 2013, 50 in 2012, 57 in 2011, 48 in 2010, 40 in 2009, 47 in 2008.
Lord, give us vocations and many holy priests!