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The Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary is an international house of formation preparing men to become priests for the New Evangelization of the Church and for the missio ad gentes.
At the seminary, the four dimensions of priestly formation (human, intellectual, pastoral and spiritual) are woven together in a program of formation that prepares men to become priests and shepherds after the heart of Christ.
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The Redemptoris Mater Seminary was opened in September 2005 and officially erected by Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, on March 25, 2006.
Encouraged by the example of St. John Paul II, who had opened the first Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Rome in 1987, Cardinal Seán opened the seminary to form priests for the New Evangelization of the Church and for the Missio ad Gentes.
The seminary prepares priests to serve the Church locally and to be sent to missionary outposts. Inspired by the Second Vatican Council’s concern for the spread of atheism and the need of a better distribution of the clergy, priests formed at Redemptoris Mater Seminary receive a special gift from God to go and look for the lost sheep and to re propose the faith to those who have fallen away from the Church.
Our priests currently serve in the Archdiocese of Boston as pastors and parochial-vicars, or have already been sent in mission by the Cardinal.
At Redemptoris Mater Seminary all seminarians are prepared for the priesthood in accord with the four essential pillars of priestly formation, namely human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral.
While the intellectual formation of the seminarians takes place mainly at St. John’s Seminary, in the House the seminarians learn obedience and discipline, grow in the knowledge of the Fathers and the History of the Church, and they acquire the freedom to become shepherds and to exercise the priesthood with authority and prophetic wisdom.
As part of the international and missionary component of their formation, all seminarians are trained to overcome isolation and individualism. In order to acquire a more universal scope of love of God and service to all men, they are sent in mission for a period of three years to live an experience of Gods Providence in preparation for their ordination as priests.
Attendance to a local Neocatechumenal community is a distinguishing mark and an essential component of the formation of all seminarians. As they discover this “special gift which the Holy Spirit has given to our times,” the seminarians grow in deeper discernment of their vocation and lay the foundations for the continuous formation to the faith that will take place after seminary formation.