"The Church must never cease to pray to the Lord of the harvest that he sends labourers into his harvest, (cf. Mt. 9:38)."
The importance of seminarians' formation
On 25 March 1992 Pope St John Paul II gave the Catholic world his apostolic exhortation, “Pastores Dabo Vobis” which offered a deep analysis of what priesthood means today and how crucial the right selection and formation of future priests is. “The Church must never cease to pray to the Lord of the harvest that he sends laborers into his harvest, (cf. Mt. 9:38). She must propose clearly and courageously to each new generation the vocational call, help people to discern the authenticity of their call from God and to respond to it generously, and give particular care to the formation of candidates for the priesthood. The formation of future priests, both diocesan and religious, and lifelong assiduous care for their personal sanctification in the ministry and for the constant updating of their pastoral commitment is considered by the Church one of the most demanding and important tasks for the future of the evangelisation of humanity.”
Below you can read stories of Seminarians from various countries and watch a video on their personal testimony and how ACN has helped them to fulfill their vocations.