Give a seminarian a light to his path to the Lord...
"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). How many times do we seek the Lord on our life’s journey for guidance, His comforting light of hope! Like us, this Psalm also resonates strongly with Francis Xavier Nguyen Huu Tinh, a seminarian at Stella Maris Major Seminary in Vietnam. “This verse left a deep impression in my heart, because anywhere in my journey in life, I must trust in God,” Francis says. “I still walk on this path through God’s Grace and my own effort."
Francis and his fellow seminarians at Stella Maris are walking this path. They are preparing to carry the Lord’s love to uplift the poor, to celebrate the Sacraments, to reach out to children and families, and to comfort the sick and dying. But they need you to do that. They need your prayers to accompany them on their journey to the priesthood. And they need your financial help to support their studies.
"I want the Church of Vietnam to be active in the advancement of society through education, healthcare, and charity. A priest must light the torch of hope for those who need him!" Francis explains.
This story is repeated throughout Africa and Asia, as growing numbers of young men respond to the call of our Lord to follow Him as priests and serve those most in need in their countries. Will you give a seminarian a light to his path – by your prayers and financial help – as he prepares to show the Lord’s loving heart and celebrate the Eucharist in one of the most vulnerable communities around the globe?