New seminary to open in Washington
CWN - May 03, 2011
The Archdiocese of Washington has formally announced the opening of Blessed John Paul II Seminary to help educate its burgeoning number of college and pre-theology seminarians. The archdiocese currently has 67 seminarians, 29 of whom are in college and pre-theology studies.
“Pope John Paul II was a special role model to so many people as an extraordinary priest, bishop and pope,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl. “In the quarter-century that he was pope, he traveled far and wide, met huge numbers of people and encouraged them with the words, 'Be not afraid. Put your trust in God. Open your hearts to Christ.' Those words have inspired many young people to vocations.”
“With the new seminary in the archdiocese, the young men who have been inspired to be part of the new evangelization may begin their formation right here at home and be an integral part of the local Catholic community in Washington from the beginning.”
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