Help Stefan paying his seminary expenses. Go to Gallery to see his LoA to the Seminary. PayPal option is available (ask me for the address).
Salve! I’m Stefan, a 34-year old Indonesian Catholic who’s seeking to enter St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary this year (2022) for the SSPX and I am asking for your generous support.
The journey of my vocation hasn’t always been an easy straight line: my personal thoughts, resistance from parents, etc. I’d tried to run from God’s call by going abroad to NZ & did my PhD study there at the University of Canterbury — it didn’t work. I finished my study but His call’s still there in my heart. So I insisted to join one religious community & tried my vocation there.
To cut the story short, after some experiences I had to go through & careful discernment, I decided to leave. Months after I left, when I still couldn't fly back to my country because of COVID, I found my way back to the Tradition & the thought of joining SSPX came back to me, though first I was convinced to try my vocation with a traditional Benedictine monastery in France.
In April 2022, I was allowed to apply to enter their seminary in Virginia and, Deo gratias, got accepted. Some issues remain though. The study itself takes about 7 years to finish while the tuition each year is $10k, not including visa, books, supplies, flights, clothes, etc.
Thus, I humbly ask for your support in the pursuit of this vocation. I’d really appreciate your assistance and if you cannot help me financially, do help me spiritually by your prayers & penances, and I will be forever thankful to you. God bless you.
This is NOT an all-or-nothing fundraiser. Even if I don’t meet the goal, my formation will still continue by God’s will and every penny will be used towards tuition fee or any personal expenses associated with my formation to the priesthood.
Since Jan 2023 3 May 2023
Thank you everyone who has helped me with your donation. However, after careful discernment with my spiritual director, it’s quite clear that this is not the way God wants me to be in to serve Him — I have to choose different way of life. Please keep me in your prayers. I pray for each one of you. God bless you!
P.S.: All of the donation given have been used for the expenses to apply and go to the Seminary: visa, flight ticket, insurance, etc.