Could you make a special gift to help train tomorrow’s Priests and Religious Sisters overseas?

Building the future Church is a big part of what we do. In fact, Missio has a unique calling to support each and every seminary in the missionary world. Internationally, we help fund the training of 25,000 future Priests and 11,000 Religious Sisters each year. These Priests and Sisters are future Church leaders: building a vibrant Catholic Church for tomorrow, passing the gift of faith on to future generations worldwide.

You can help us build the Church of tomorrow – today!

A donation today will help train future Priests and Sisters, and build a strong and vibrant future Church

Building the Church of tomorrow in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is grappling with its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948. There are shortages of food, fuel, and medical supplies. But in the midst of these difficulties, faith is strong, and with your help, we are supporting vocations in Sri Lanka and mission dioceses throughout the world.

Janani: ‘Through silence I can get closer to Jesus’

Janani is from the diocese of Chilau in Sri Lanka. At school, she received free education from the Holy Angels Convent, and was always moved by the way the Sisters ‘did their work so freely’. 

Receiving Holy Communion at Mass instilled ‘a deep desire’ for the holy life in her heart and so Janani decided to be a nun when she was 12 years old:  ‘My heart told me to become like that.’

It hasn’t always been easy for Janani. As an only child, her family didn’t like the idea of her taking Religious vows, but, she says: ‘I prayed for God to change their heart. Now they are happy.’ 

Janani made her first profession in 2017 when she was 23, and is due to make her final vows in 2024.  She explains, ‘I get strength from prayers, I trust in the Divine Mercy, and I love Jesus. Through silence I can get closer to Jesus.’

Please pray for Janani’s vocation, and for novices like her in Sri Lanka and around the world. You can support the training of future Sisters by donating to ‘future Priests and Sisters’ here>>

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By sponsoring a seminarian, individually or as a group, you can help ensure that no vocation is turned away through lack of funds

Brother Roy: ‘May the Good Lord richly reward your generosity’

Roy is one of 200 Seminarians who are studying for the Priesthood at Our Lady of Lanka National Seminary in Kandy.

‘To know that someone is praying specifically for my priestly journey is a great source of strength and encouragement, as it is a journey of many challenges and numerous difficulties. In Sri Lanka, many parents cannot afford the expenses involved in our priestly formation. All we receive in the Seminary is thanks to the generosity of benefactors like you. We are aware of the sacrifices that you make to contribute towards our priestly formation. “Thank You” for all you are to me and may the Good Lord richly reward your generosity.’

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