The Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary forms men to the priesthood who have discovered their vocation through the Neocatechumenal Way. The majority of Redemptoris Mater seminarians hail from countries throughout the world. They bring with them significant diversity of culture and language.
In their formation as missionary priests, Redemptoris Mater seminarians develop skills in ministering to the needs of the un-churched and of those needing renewal and evangelization. Redemptoris Mater also provides ongoing post-ordination support to help ordained men live their Christian lives more completely wherever their assignments may take them.
Today, approximately 40 men studying for the priesthood are associated with Redemptoris Mater. As their charism is one of missionary work, the Archbishop may send these men to parishes or to conduct missionary work throughout the Archdiocese. In addition, men may be sent to other American dioceses or any place they are needed in the world. Truly, these men represent the “tithe offering” of the Archdiocese to the work of the universal Church in her mission of spreading the Gospel.