Watch: How Ancient Artistry Was Used to Make a Modern Day Tabernacle

This year, on the November 20th feast of Christ the King, a hand-crafted, gold-gilded tabernacle was ceremoniously installed in the St. Joseph College Seminary chapel. It has taken the better part of a year to complete, and is the expert craftsmanship of two local Catholic artists: Jacob Wolfe of Ars Coeli studio to build the structure, …

The Symbolic Meaning of Our House Cassock

We’ve received a lot of questions about the unique cassocks our college seminarians are wearing. Historically it was common for seminaries to have their own distinctive style of cassock in style and color, known as the ‘house cassock’ which identified the particular seminary to which a seminarian belonged (akin to how distinctive religious habits identify different religious orders) and …

Fr. Buettner Named House Spiritual Director

Our seminarians after Sunday Mass at St. Michael’s in Gastonia with Fr. Matthew Buettner, pastor. Fr. Buettner is working a few days a week with the seminary and has been appointed by the Bishop as the house spiritual director.

Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians

This prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians was written by St. John Bosco. Our Lady Help of Christians is the patroness of Belmont Abbey.  Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christian, how sweet it is to come to your feet imploring your perpetual help. If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, how can you, the most …