“In 1976 I joined a community of over a hundred men, most of us training to be Catholic priests. They rank as some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. It was a noble mission to serve God in our world. By 1980 Mount St Mary’s seminary had around 80 seminarians, and we had no doubt it would carry on for another 100 years. Twelve years later the bells tolled for the last time. The seminary closed with only a handful left.” — Shaun Davison
What happened to that immutable institution? What became of those young men and their ‘noble mission’? In the year of Shaun’s 50th birthday he resolved to find out, and retraced their journeys towards priesthood … and beyond. In this book he and 21 fellow seminarians revisit their decision to embark on a religious path and discuss its impact on their lives.