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Sunday, December 10, 2006
Vocations are Booming in Mexico
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Vocations Booming in Mexico

KOENIGSTEIN, Germany, DEC. 5, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Mexico is seeing a veritable boom in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, says an official of Aid to the Church in Need.

"There are about 12,000 young men preparing for the priesthood in Mexican major seminaries, while 15,000 active priests are serving the faithful," said Xavier Legorreta, head of Aid to the Church in Need's Latin America I section.

"In addition, there are some 32,000 religious sisters," the expert said today upon his return from a visit to the country, where he attended the general assembly of the bishops' conference.

"One of the fundamental reasons for the Church being lively and rich in vocations is the persecution it suffered during the 1930s, which 'helped' Catholics to defend their faith," Legorreta said.

The official said that "the formation of seminarians and support for contemplative sisters are priorities for our charity."

He added: "Today, Mexico is -- together with Colombia -- one of the countries that send out most missionaries to the world and especially to Europe."

5 comments:

del_button December 11, 2006 at 6:21 AM
Anonymous said...

That's wonderful...too bad it wasn't like that in alot of places. I read some statistics on the difference in the number of priests in the past 30 years. America is down..as I'm sure we all know.

del_button December 11, 2006 at 8:26 PM
Moneybags said...

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del_button December 11, 2006 at 9:14 PM
Tito said...

That is wonderful news indeed!

del_button December 11, 2006 at 11:50 PM
Anonymous said...

I pray that its not only quantity, but also quality. May they produce many orthodox priests and religious

del_button February 4, 2008 at 11:57 AM
Johannim said...

IT IS NOT SURPRISING AND WELCOME NEWS TO HEAR OF THE TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN PRIESTLY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS IN MEXICO. THE MEXICAN PEOPLE AND HER CHURCH SUFFERED TREMENDOUSLY UNDER THE REACTIONARY CORRUPT ANTI CHRISTIAN REGIMES FROM 1900 UNTIL THE RECENT OUSTING OF THESE NEO-MARXIST REACTIONARIES. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN (THE CHRISTEROS MOVEMENT COMES TO MIND) WERE MURDERED BY THE SECULAR REVISIONISTS FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY.IT IS THE TRADITIONAL LATIN RITE ORDERS THAT ARE GROWING AT A TREMENDOUS RATE NOT JUST IN LATIN AMERICA BUT WORLDWIDE. AS CATHOLIC YOUTH ARE BEGINNING TO SHUN THE INNOVATIONS AND DUMMIED DOWN CATHOLICISM OF THE POST VATICAN 2 ERA AND THE PROTESTANTIZED MASS OF PAUL 6TH AND AS 60-ISH CUMBY YA LIBERAL BISHOPS ARE DYING OFF OR RETIRING, NEW ORTHODOX CATHOLIC YOUTH ARE ENTERING THE PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE AND EVENTUALLY WILL REPLACE THESE POST VAT 2 PROTESTANTIZED PRELATES LIKE MAHONEY, BROWN, DANEEL,WEAKLAND,KASPAR & THE NOW DEAD PEDOPHILE CLERICS LIKE BERNARDIN. THE TRADITIONAL ORDERS LIKE CHRIST THE KING SOUVEREIGN PRIEST, FRATERNAL SOCIET OF ST. PETER, ST. JOHN CANTIUS AND THE SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS 10TH ARE INUNDATED WITH NEW YOUNG VOCATIONS, THE SAME THING IS OCCURRING WITH TRADITIONAL ABBEY'S, PRIORS, AND MONASTERIES THAT ARE ADOPTING ORTHODOXY. THE OPPOSITE IS OCCURRING WITH THE NOVUS ORDO OF DO UR OWN THING NUNS AND PRIESTS OF THE SO-CALLED POST VATICAN 2 MODERNIZED ORDERS. WITH AN ORTHODOX POPE FINALLY IN ROME AFTER FORTY DISASTERIOUS YEARS OF EXPERIMENTATION THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WORLDWIDE IS RETURNING TO BECOMING CATHOLIC AND IT STARTED WITH SUMMORUN PONTIFICUM

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