Overseas Training Program

The Overseas Training Program is part of the priestly, missionary, and pastoral programs of the seminarians. It transpires at the middle part of their Theology formation. They are sent for a year or two overseas either to Mainland China or to Taiwan to study the language and to be acquainted with the culture of the Chinese. It serves as an exposure to their future mission as well as to be equipped for pastoral work. The Vatican II document on Priestly Training (Optatam Totius 20)┬ástates that “since it is necessary for the students to learn the art of exercising the apostolate not only theoretically but also practically, and to be able to act both on their own responsibility and in harmonious conjunction with others, they should be initiated into pastoral work, both during their course of studies and also during the time of vacations, by opportune practical projects.”