kinda of an old story 2 weeks old, I'm sure its been on this site but not on this board.
but anyway its very vocation based.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In his first months as rector of Theological College in Washington, Father Phillip J. Brown has been confronting a problem that the national diocesan seminary for the U.S. Catholic Church "has not had for a long time" -- it is bursting at the seams.
Enrollment is maxed out for the 2011-12 academic year at 90 seminarians. Five of those seminarians are back in their dioceses this year gaining pastoral experience, but a Sulpician seminarian and five priests from other countries also live there, bringing the total number of residents to 91 plus faculty members.
this is just one example of many across the country, the seminary I attend current number of seminarians is at 80, I think that's been higher then it has been in the past. They even have a handful of guys living in the monastery instead of the main student dorm rooms. Pretty awesome.
but I think this is an exciting time for the church, because in the next 10 years we will see in many parts of the country a influx of new priest. these priest won't just be priest who fill parishes, and don't set the fire on that much. These priest will set the church on fire for the holy spirit and I think it will bring new life to the church stuff we haven't seen in a while.
Its exciting to thing that we have this many great semarinains and they are some of the best we have seen in a long time.
The Main reason I post this is I think this will be a reversing trend in what we have seen over the last few generations, a declining number of people involved in the faith, all faiths really, I think these new priests will reverse this trend, and we will see an influx of new Catholics come in.
Maybe its to early to call this but I think there could be a new spring time for the church coming up. The last two popes have been awesome, just like all popes I'm sure lol. But its this young generation that will really set a fire under this church.
I hope you people see the same thing I am seeing because it is exciting
alright I'm done with my little rant.