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On July 27, 2013, the National Catholic Register has written a lovely article featuring our seminary entitled "Seminary’s Older Vocations Boom: New Priests Reflect on Serving the Church After Leaving Worldly Professions". It featues interviews with Rector William Palardy and several of our seminarians. "The Class of 2013 is representative of the diversity of men who come to the seminary to answer God’s call. The class included men originally from Syria, Haiti, Cuba and Vietnam and from a variety of career backgrounds, including a pediatrician, pilot, accountant, Department of Natural Resources adviser, teacher, counselor and two monks." Read more
Our Class of 2013 is comprised of fifteen accomplished men who answered the calling to priesthood, completely changing their lives. We commend them to Jesus Christ as they join over 600 of their alumni brothers serving in more than 150 dioceses and religious orders throughout our nation and beyond. Please click here to see press coverage of their
ordinations to priesthood.
On May 13, 2013, the Catholic News Service released an article - 'The increasing number of men pursuing 'delayed vocations' to the priesthood,' by Joseph Austin. The article included a profile of a seminarian from the Class of 2013 - Michael Fragoso. The Catholic News Service serves 170 media outlets throughout the United States. Here is a link to the article - http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1302096.htm
Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap., was Principal Celebrant for the Rite of Candidacy on February 22, 2013 at our Seminary. This special event was prominently featured in the Cardinal's weekly blog. Fourteen seminarians were received into Candidacy during this special Mass. Click here for a video excerpt of Cardinal O'Malley's homily, click here to see the individual seminarians answer the call to Candidacy, or click here to view photos of this special Mass.
We are currently planning our 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2014. As part of this celebration, we completely renovated our chapel during the 2012 summer break. This renovation is one aspect of Pathway to the Future - our first capital campaign. This campaign will emphasize facility improvements, growing our endowment and expanding our library. Please click here for more info.