For centuries quacks peddled elixirs of youth. None worked, of course. But now there is something to make you feel young at heart, something guaranteed to give you a buzz.
It's the SPA the Society of St Peter the Apostle, which provides the peoples of the developing world with the priests they so badly need.
In Africa, Asia, Latin America and elsewhere, vocations are booming as never before. The Church there pulsates with life and enthusiasm. It is optimistic and growing and its youthful vibrance is positively contagious. While there is no lack of highly suitable young men willing to sacrifice well-paid careers to become the priests of tomorrow, funds to train them are in desperately short supply.
Despite the wonderful generosity of Catholics worldwide, the demand for new major seminaries cannot be meleven though 57 new ones were built in 1997 alone with the SPA's hell And although major seminarians increased last year to 28,783, hunclas of would-be students for the priesthood were turned away for lack Minds _ Their vocations were lost forever and the same will happen again tlhyear.
Here is where you could come in. Please send us a donation, no atter how small. Better still, ask yourself whether you, your family ozir-ish could spare £10 a week over four years to see a young man through hit-tidies in a scheme run by the SPA. Your support during his vital final follears of study could give your brother and sister Catholics in the developiralcorld a priest to, care for them and pray for you well into the next milleizm.
Find out more by getting in touch with Mgr John Corcoran, SPA Mcnnal Director (see coupon).
You'll be sent, entirely without obligation, a full-colour bzn.ire illustrating how you can be part of the thriving Church of the deve;ning world by supporting directly and personally a young man on his path the priesthood.
Our SPA elixir will take years off you. That's a promise.