From September 12 to 15 in Porto San Giorgio took place the convivence of seminarians, in which more than 170 young men people were sent to several Redemptoris Mater seminars throughout the world. Three new seminars were opened: in Lodz (Poland), in Kingston (Jamaica) and in Macao (China), which brings the number of Redemptoris Mater seminars to 125. In accordance with the wish of the Pope and the Congregation for the evangelization of the peoples, the seminar in Macau will form priests for the evangelization of Asia, where thousands of people are waiting to receive the announcement of the good news.
A new seminarian, Marco Librasi from Pisa, was sent to our seminar. Let us thank the Lord for this work he is carrying out and in which we are spectators. Two of our seminarians went on a mission period, Eliasz to Argentina and Manuel to Portugal. Redemptoris Mater seminars are diocesan missionary seminars; therefore, the mission is part of the formation of each seminarian.
On October 17, we received the visit of our bishop for the inauguration of this new year of studies, hoping to bear fruit worthy of our call. What better example than that of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, remembered by the Church on the same day, who spent his life and shed his blood for the Gospel?
Let us pray that the Lord will accompany us in this new year of fighting and, no doubt, of many gifts that the Lord wants to give us.