|HELP ANSWER THE CALL|
|The goal of the Society of St. Peter then and now has been to invite individuals to support the education of candidates for the Catholic priesthood in the Developing World and to support the formation of men and women candidates for the Religious life in the Missions.
In its first year, the Society of St. Peter Apostle sent help for some 2,700 seminarians in the Missions. Today, some 30,000 major seminarians, mostly in Africa and Asia, receive an annual subsidy of $700 per student.
It's a Fact
These 30,000 seminarians studying in 500 major seminaries supported through the Society for St. Peter Apostle are insured to continue to answer the call to serve as priests.
Catechists in the Missions speak of faith to those who have never heard the Gospel — and witness to that faith by the very example of their lives. From the mid 1960s through the 1980s, the West African country of Guinea experienced uprisings and civil war. The Church itself suffered great persecution, with only two priests left alive after that fighting. During that time, catechists “kept the faith alive.” In fact, the sons of these catechists are now priests in this African nation.
Once ordained, where do these priests serve?