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The Rector of Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Fr Michael Moore SM, above, gives his introduction before the dedication ceremony. The Chapel moments before the celebration started, top right, and below, the congregation bow as Archbishop Hickey raises the chalice after the consecration.
Photos: Jamie O'Brien
Seminary relies literally on the generosity of God.
20 seminarians from Redemptoris Mater, from more than 10 nations, have been ordained to the priesthood in Perth.
Two are currently working in Darwin, two in Broome and one in India, Sydney, Melbourne. One will shortly go to Finland.
There are currently 19 students at the Seminary, which has no guaranteed sources of income and lives on Divine Providence, trusting that God will provide for all the its needs.
In 1995, seminarians took up residence in the former hospital 'Carmel' in Morley, and in 1997 the Sanctuary of the Word was opened by the late Bishop Healy, followed by the residential block and bell tower in 1999.
Redemptoris Mater Seminary is the Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary for the Archdiocese of Perth.
Seminarians from Redemptoris Mater belong to the Neocatechumenal Way which is an itinerary of faith formation.
At the inauguration of the seminary in August 1994 Archbishop Hickey said he decided to open Redemptoris Mater because he was convinced that we must take very seriously what the Holy Father calls the New Evangelisation.
Seminarians from Redemptoris Mater are ordained for the Archdiocese of Perth and are made available, at the discretion of the Archbishop, to serve in other dioceses if needed. So far,
Used with permission of “The Record”