Havana, Cuba, Nov 5, 2010 / 00:42 am
Entrusting the new Cuban seminary to Our Lady of Charity, Pope Benedict in a message invited Cuban seminarians to identify themselves with Christ the Good Shepherd through prayer and study.
The new headquarters of the archdiocesan seminary of St. Charles and St. Ambrose was inaugurated on Wednesday. It is a complex of salmon-colored buildings organized around a chapel with stained glass windows located about five miles south of Havana.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Holy See’s Secretary of State, delivered Pope Benedict XVI’s message at the opening of the seminary.
The Holy Father said in his message that he hopes the inaugural may be simultaneously “a sign and a stimulus for a renewed commitment to strive for the careful human, spiritual and academic preparation” of those preparing for the priestly ministry.