Following up on some recently published statistics, we offer from DICI, further encouraging news about the SSPX's continued growth concerning the number of entrants into its seminaries throughout the world.
The Society of St. Pius X welcomes 51 new seminarians
This year, 2014-2015, the Priestly Society of St. Pius X has welcomed a total of 51 young men in the first year of spirituality in its different seminaries.
In the northern hemisphere, St. Cure d’Ars Seminary in Flavigny (France) received 20 new seminarians (12 French, 3 Italian, 1 English, 1 Canadian, 1 Spanish, I Polish and 1 Swiss) and 4 postulants to the brothers (3 French and 1 Italian).
Sacred Heart Seminary in Zaitzkofen (Germany) received 9 new seminarians (3 German, 2 Austrian, 1 Hungarian, 1 Polish, 1 Swiss and 1 Czech) and 2 pre-seminarians.
St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona (USA) received 14 new seminarians (12 American, 1 Irish and 1 Dutch), 5 postulants to the brothers, all Americans and 18 pre-seminarians, who will take classes of humanities before starting ecclesiastical studies.
In the southern hemisphere, the school year that began in March 2014, saw 4 new seminarians (3 Argentinian and 1 Mexican) and 3 postulant brothers (2 Mexican and 1 Chilean) enter Our Lady Co-Redemptrix Seminary in La Reja (Argentina).
4 new seminarians (1 Australian, 1 American, 1 Canadian and 1 Nigerian) entered Holy Cross Seminary in Goulburn (Australia).
This makes a total of 51 first year seminarians and 16 postulants for the year 2014. The [totals of] new seminarians were 43 in 2013, 50 in 2012, 57 in 2011 and 48 in 2010.
(Source: SSPX/MG—DICI, 10-6-2014)
In conclusion, we at SSPX.ORG ask you to please keep this new crop of seminarians in your prayers, that God-willing, they may persevere to become priestly workers in the Lord's vineyard!