Our Seminarian Program currently provides financial assistance to five Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary (OLGS) in Denton, Nebraska, operated by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), and one Canadian seminarian at St. Philip Neri Seminary in Gricigliano, Italy, operated by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP).
It costs money to form and train good priests. According to the OLGS website:
"The actual cost [to form a seminarian] is about $22,000 per year. Most of this cost is paid through the generosity of our benefactors, who deserve our prayers every day ... The charge for room, board, and tuition is $7,000 per seminarian, per year. This amount is substantially less than the actual cost of priestly formation, thanks to the generous support of Fraternity benefactors. Additional expenses may include books, medical and vehicle insurance, travel to/from home during breaks, etc. Candidates are expected to find benefactors (i.e., family, friends, Knights of Columbus, parish, etc.) to help pay for the various expenses associated with their priestly formation" [emphasis added].
According to the ICKSP website:
"The expense of maintaining the seminary building, as well as that of lodging, feeding, providing instruction, and supplying the necessary study materials to approximately sixty young men, is very high. Our seminarians are thus asked to contribute the relatively small amount of $1050 per month toward these costs, but many are not able to afford this contribution" [emphasis added].
With your help, we hope to donate $8,000 towards the support of our six seminarians in the coming year.
Your donation to our Seminarian Program will help form future priests who will lead souls to heaven by bringing the beauty and spirituality of the Traditional Latin Mass to dioceses across North America.