Father, please just answer my question!

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Do you ever ask your parish priest a question and instead of an answer get three questions in response? You might find that frustrating, but your priest can’t help it…he’s trained that way! The U.S.C.C.B. Program of Priestly Formation requires a rigorous study of philosophy for all men who enter the seminary. “The study of philosophy is …

Join Our Seminarians for Solemn Vespers

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One of the ways a college seminarian forms devout habits is through daily participation in the Divine Office, also known as the Liturgy of the Hours. Flowing from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours extends one’s sacrifice of praise throughout the day. Through “psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles” (Ephesians 5:19), …

Seminarians March in Prayer and Peaceful Protest

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Fr. Matthew Kauth, who was born in the year of the Roe v. Wade decision, noted, “I could have been one of the first to fall prey to a law giving a nation the ‘right’ to infanticide. My father and mother gave me life in accordance with God’s plan.” On Friday, St. Joseph College seminarians …

Pondering the Providence of 1212 Perfection Avenue

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We recently wrapped up SJCS’s 12 Days of Christmas on Facebook, so it’s a perfect time to consider the significance of the address of our future seminary. This time next year, God willing, we will be close to completion on our new home at 1212 Perfection Avenue. On our website, we address the divine significance …

Merry Christmas from St. Joseph College Seminary!

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As we complete our fall semester of classes and anticipate the coming of our blessed Savior, we are so thankful for the prayers and support you offer to the future parish priests studying at St. Joseph College Seminary. Through God’s grace and your generosity, we will continue to build strong men and form good and holy …

Advent Inspiration from our Patron, St. Joseph

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As the patron of our seminary, St. Joseph offers daily inspiration to young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood. During Advent, in particular, we are reminded of his courage and obedience in responding to the Lord’s call, accepting his unique and distinct vocation as guardian of Our Savior. Each day, we pray to follow …

2 Things You’ll Find in Every Seminarian’s Pocket

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Cultivating the seeds of a priestly vocation begins with rich soil. And the soil of seminary life is fundamentally prayer. That’s why, whether you see a seminarian wearing his “crest attire” on campus or his House Cassock at Mass, you’ll always find two things in his pocket– a Rosary and the Vade Mecum. Both are …

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the …

St. Joseph: Our Patron and Protector

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Protector. Provider. Righteous. Obedient. Compassionate. Humble. Foster Father of Jesus. Most Chaste Spouse. For a man who appears very little in the Gospels, St. Joseph is one of the most beloved and all-encompassing saints. Who was this silent paragon, and why is he the patron of our seminary? The Real St. Joseph: Holiness and Strength …

Dying for the Truth:
John Fisher and Thomas More

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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 …