Life Teen’s fundraising slogan this year is “Vocations Start Here.” They are rightly proud that in a 2010 study 30% of seminarians said Life Teen helped them discern and 49% had attended some Life Teen event.
At the same time, St Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M (Aggie Catholics) claims that an average of 8 students have entered priestly or religious formation each year in the last 12 years.
Is that any surprise? The number one youth ministry program and the number one campus ministry are producing vocations.
Then you look at extraordinary form masses. They account for more than their fair share of vocations. The FSSP seminary dedicated to this ministry is full.
Even look at my own community, the Legion of Christ. We have gone through a lot the last few years and some have left the community. However, if you compare those entering and those being ordained to the number of priests we have, we are still growing.
Again, I doubt either of these surprise you.
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