His Holiness John Paul II, now St. John Paul II, who had a prophetic
vision regarding very secularized nations, made a call for a New Evangelization. One of the concrete responses to this call
was the establishment of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Rome.
Now, 24 years later, 100 seminaries of this kind are spread in the whole world.
The men who enter these seminaries come from a neocatechumenal community all over
the world (for those who feel the God's call and they are not in a Neocatechumenal Way community, you are invited to communicate
with your Bishop who will be able the guide you to follow your call), offering themselves for the service of the Church and
the society in which they live.
The priests formed in these diocesan seminaries are both diocesan and missionary.
This means that, at the discretion of their Bishop, and according to the needs of the Church, they will fulfill their ministry
in the diocese to which the seminary belongs or be sent anywhere in the world.
Seminarians need time and preparation so that they may willingly fulfill God's
call to the priesthood. Therefore, the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Toronto and of Quebec opened a missionary seminary in order to welcome these new vocations that are so greatly needed in our society today.