Fr. Kauth is on EWTN tonight!

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Our very own rector, Fr. Matthew Kauth, will appear on EWTN Nightly News tonight to discuss the newly-released CARA Report on 2019 Ordinands to the Priesthood. This annual study by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) surveys seminarians about to be ordained about the influences, education, and support they received prior …

Seminarians in the Catholic News Herald!

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Did you see the news? Our seminarians are on the cover of The Catholic News Herald! We are excited to see our new home taking shape, thanks in large part to your prayers and support. We are hoping for a sunny, productive summer. We’ll keep you updated on our progress!

Steel yourself…seminarians on site!

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It’s been a productive week in the construction of our new college seminary. The trusses are going up on our great room and refectory, as well as the steel for the academic and administration wing. You can see all of this and more on the photo carousel on our website’s homepage. Here, the seminarians can be seen …

And the Survey Says…

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This week, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University released its 2019 Survey of Ordinands, a national survey of seminarians who will be ordained to the priesthood later this year. As a college seminary, the most interesting statistic to us was that the average age when these future priests first …

Progress on our New College Seminary

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We are so grateful for sunny skies and the hard work of our construction crew. This week crews finished the decking on our residential wing, and the final footings were poured. Although we have some rainy days in the forecast, we are praying for a productive week ahead – next week the slab on the …

Progress on our New College Seminary

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Now that construction is underway on our new college seminary, we want to keep our Seminibus subscribers in the loop. Borrowing a phrase from Abbot Leo Haid, founder of Belmont Abbey, we’ll be sending you updates via Crescamus, Latin for “that we may grow.” When you see “Crescamus” in your inbox, you’ll know we’re making …

Union With God | Lenten Series 2019 | Week 7

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For a Christian, the goal of the virtuous life is union with God. Our Lord told us that Heaven is to know God and Jesus Christ whom he sent. By using the virtues to perfect our ability to know, we are preparing our soul to know God in Heaven. This path of human formation through …

The Gentle Virtues | Lenten Series 2019 | Week 6

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“The qualities to be fostered in a human formation program are freedom, openness, honesty and flexibility, joy and inner peace, generosity and justice, personal maturity, interpersonal skills, common sense, aptitude for ministry, and growth “in moral sensibility and character.””[1] As we near the end of our Lenten focus on building a virtuous life, we might …

Chastity in Every Vocation | Lenten Series 2019 | Week 5

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Human formation for celibacy should aim toward an affective maturity, which is the ability to live a true and responsible love. Signs of affective maturity in the candidate are prudence, vigilance over body and spirit, compassion and care for others, ability to express and acknowledge emotions, and a capacity to esteem and respect interpersonal relationships …

Conversion Through Confession | Lenten Series 2019 | Week 4

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“The Sacrament of Penance fosters the mature recognition of sin, continuous conversion of heart, growth in the virtues, and conformity to the mind of Christ.” Now that we are halfway through Lent, our good intentions may be wavering and we must push forward even though the initial excitement may be gone. By now, we’ve realized …