Archives for St. Peter the Apostle

Stella Maris (Sao Bien) Seminary

Stella Maris (Sao Bien) Seminary started as a Minor Seminary in the 70’s. The war interrupted its operation and it can only resume as a seminary in 1992. It is affiliated to the Urbaniana Pontifical University in Rome.  The seminary offers Philosophy, Theology and a year of Spirituality; it serves the three dioceses: Nha Trang, Qui Nhon and also Ban Me Thuot. It was necessary to construct an extension to accommodate the growing number of seminarians admitted. The government has given permission for extra candidates to be admitted. There are 270 seminarians this current school year. MissioNZ, though the generous

Supporting Seminarians

I am to celebrate my 34th anniversary as an ordained priest this year, and lately I have discovered that I am a child of missionaries. You should have seen the looks of shock among the parishioners when I declared this publicly during a Sunday homily. I had to calm them down right away by modifying my statement and say — “a child in faith” of missionaries!Yes! I was brought up in a parish where most of the priests I have known, in participating at Masses, were missionaries from Europe, the United States, Australia and even New Zealand. I remember how

Meet Fr Michael Useni – His Journey to Priesthood

In the Village I was born on 24th April 1969, first born son in a family of eight, five girls and three boys. I come from the very southern part of Malawi in Chikwawa district. My village is called Muonda. I was born in this village, not at a hospital, with the help of traditional birth’s attendants. In October 1976 I started primary school education. The primary school was four kilometres away, next to the Catholic Out church where we went to pray on Sundays. Some villages were even further away from the school and church. We all went to