The National Catholic Register has a great interview with Msgr. James McDonald who was appointed rector of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception earlier this year. Here are some great snippet, but please read the whole thing.
…How do you do this modeling?
I have encouraged many boys and young men to become priests, so encouraging seminarians to persevere is a natural thing for me.
And how many of these men have become priests?
I’m not sure of the total, but three from my last parish since going there in 2000.
Three priests from one parish in six years?
I have the best job in the world. I like to talk about it.
…How does the immediate short-term look?
Bishop Murphy asked me how we are going to get more priests. I told him, “From the Blessed Mother, who gave us the first priest.”