Zenit: 22 New Seminarians Start Studies in Ireland

Below is an excerpt from an article by Zenit concerning the 22 seminarians who have begun their studys in Maynooth.

“Nearly two dozen new seminarians began their studies for the priesthood at Ireland’s national seminary Sunday.

The 22 men have an average age of 25 and they come from 14 of the 26 dioceses of Ireland.

After an introductory month, 18 of the students will commence their academic formation in Maynooth and the remaining four will undertake their studies at St. Malachy’s College, Belfast.

Monsignor Hugh Connolly, president of the national seminary, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, welcomed the students and their families.

“You come from a wide range of backgrounds, previous experiences, and the four corners of the country, but with one common factor — you are responding to an invitation given in and through faith, to become priests who will spread the Gospel in the years to come,” he told them. “I thank the families and friends of the new candidates for their strength and generosity in supporting the men thus far, and I invite you to continue to provide this vital encouragement. The road ahead has many challenges.”"

By Zenit.org

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