Monday, March 30, 2009

A Major Seminary with 140 students

There are several Major Seminaries in China. The one located in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province is the largest with 140 seminarians doing their philosophical and theological training. Paco and Alberto were there recently. Shijiazhuang is located 200 miles south of Beijing. It only took 2 hours by high speed train to bring us there.

We met with the Rector, Fr. Bosco Mu, and other professors – all of them having studied abroad and are conversant in English. One of their needs is theological books for the formation of the seminarians and that is where we come in. With our help this seminary was recently the recipient of the best theological books published in English and donated by various Catholic American publishers.

Hebei (in black): Population 67 million.
Capital - Shijiazhuang: Population 4 million.

Alberto and Fr. Bosco Mu

Alberto and Fr. Bosco Mu in front of Shijzahuang Seminary

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