I can’t really say we are experiencing a shortage in vocations in the U.S. Mother of Mercy Province of the Marians. We have 7 novices and 4 postulants. Our Washington, D.C. house is going to be completely full if this sort of thing keeps up.
We have generous benefactors for our seminarian program, but the bills continue to pile up with more and more seminarians. We definitely need support.
A photo can say more than I would be able to. Still, keep in mind that this photo does not show all the seminarians. There are some missing. I’m not in this photo either. I don’t know exactly when it was taken.