“Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. Receive the Holy Spirit.” Jn 20,21f
The Risen Christ comes among us and sends us to announce the Good News.
Christ is risen! Hallelujah! — Truly, he is risen! Hallelujah!
We are happy to participate in the joy of Easter, with
gratitude and great recognition for everything you do for us. On May 2nd,
Emmanuel and Kiryl will be admitted to the Holy Orders. They were the first to
arrive at our seminary four years ago and drawing near to presbyterate.
We ask you to continue praying for us and supporting us. The Lord will reward you.
The Seminarians and D. Severino
It is with great joy that we announce the “admission
ad ordines” (the first step on the way to priesthood) of the seminarians Kiryl
Arlionak and Emmanuel Parra.
The granting Eucharist to be presided by our Bishop Phillipe Jourdan will
take place on May 2 at 4:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in
You are all invited to the Eucharistic celebration to see the first steps
of our seminarians towards the presbyterate!
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On January 23, our seminarian Eliasz was conferred the acolyte from our Bishop Philippe Jourdan. This event is the first in the history of our seminar. What seemed to be a utopia five years ago, today begins to
bear its first fruits. As Monsignor Philippe said during the homily: “from time to time dreams come true”.
Following the invitation of our bishop, let us pray for Eliasz, so that his vocation can be confirmed. And let us also pray for his family, who has educated him in faith.
Let us pray to the Lord that the seminary can continue to bear fruit with the help of the Virgin Mary, to whom the land of Estonia was consecrated
We share with you the homily that Monsignor Philippe Jourdan delivered in that event.
“Today we see the first fruits of what I thought was a dream and now it becomes a reality. The Lord does make dreams come true. We celebrate the first acolyte of the first Catholic seminar in the history of Estonia!
(addressing Eliasz) Let us thank God for your family, who has educated you and helped you discern your vocation, so that in the end you can answer “yes” to God and to this vocation. We also have to thank God for the Neocatechumenal Way, in which you find yourself, for carrying out the New Evangelization. This Way has helped you cultivate this seed that your parents have sown. You have to thank God for such great help you have received in your life. And now, Eliasz, you have to continue. The acolyte is an important moment because, thanks to this ministry, you can serve your brothers and sisters here in Tallinn or in another part of Estonia as well as help the Church around the world. The priest must be a person who gives himself to his brothers and sisters and who does not belong to himself, but looks up to heaven and helps others. As Pope Francis says: look to your neighbor and want to live with him and accompany him. Do not look towards yourself, but look at all those around you. The others are Christ and they are the way to Christ. And through the intercession of the Virgin Mary! You were born in Poland, where there is a special devotion to the Virgin Mary and you will now be an acolyte in Estonia, called the Land of Mary. It is a sign that your life is under the guidance of the Virgin Mary. And She is the Star of the Sea that shows the way. Listen to Mary and you will be with Christ. So that you can go with joy on this path of
(addressing the assembly) Let us pray for the family of Eliasz, for his parents, who have supported him to come to Estonia and help the Church. (addressing Eliasz) So that you can grow in love and holiness.”
We have moved to the new Seminary!
After two years of restructuring, the work has been completed.
On monday, October 8th, the new Seminary was inaugurated. It was a historical event.
Our bishop, mons. Phillipe Jourdan, celebrated the Eucharist with us, together with the
team of catechists and brothers and sisters from the missions in Tallinn and Tartu.
We are grateful to the Lord, who has made us participate in his work through the
construction of the first Catholic seminary in the history of Estonia.
We thank you from the heart for your generosity because all this was
possible thanks to you.