Dying for the Truth:
John Fisher and Thomas More

The early 16th century was a tumultuous time, with England’s King Henry VIII divorcing his wives and Germany’s Martin Luther dissenting from the Church. But, difficult times produce great heroes. The Outspoken Priest and the Tactful Politician John Fisher was a bishop, cardinal, theologian, and chancellor of Cambridge. He received a papal dispensation to enter …

All Seminarians Get At Least Two As:
Augustine and Aquinas

Seminarians at St. Joseph’s College Seminary major in Philosophy, and their studies extensively cover the two greatest influences of Catholic Theology – St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. God’s Grace Swooping Down Augustine, a fourth century Bishop, spent a rebellious childhood avoiding his mother’s Christian influence. As a young man he even joined Manichaeism, a …

St. Charles Borromeo:
Powerful Patron of Seminarians

Imagine ministering to over 1,000 parishes, founding an educational system for priestly formation, spearheading one of the most influential Church councils, using your own money to feed 3,000 people daily during an epidemic, and effectively transforming bishops and Church leaders to shepherd their flock through personal reform. Now imagine accomplishing all that without emails, phone …