Una Voce Canada’s Seminarian Program currently provides financial assistance to five Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, operated by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP).
It costs money to form and train good priests. According to the seminary 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].
This year, we have already donated $3,200 towards the support of our five seminarians. Each year, we provide approximately 17% of the amount that each seminarian is personally responsible for raising. This is the first of four fundraising campaigns that we will be undertaking in 2017.
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.