Deltas Prepare Dinner Deliziosa

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Sunday was Delta Day at the seminary, which meant that it was the Delta class’s turn to prepare and serve a meal for the rest of the house. The Deltas decided on a menu featuring American Italian cuisine. With the assistance, instruction, and family recipes of Fr. Kauth and his mother Sharon, they made homemade …

National Vocation Awareness Week

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I am frequently told entertaining stories by parents about how their children pretend to be priests or seminarians at home – solemnly processing into the living room with their hands folded or elevating a Nilla wafer and grape juice. I find it encouraging. After all, children imitate their heroes. (A side benefit of kids playing …

Building a Place for Prayer

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In The Confessions, Augustine writes of the passion with which he pursued God, drawn on by God Himself. His own breast, as it were, didn’t belong to him, and he sought feverishly for the object of his love. His heart pulled him as the weight of his love to find its gravitational source. He once wrote …

Feeding the Faith of our Fathers

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The formation of a priest does not end at ordination. A faithful priest must continually work to deepen his understanding of scripture, the saints, Catholic doctrine, and most importantly, his relationship with our Lord. The priests of our diocese were recently blessed with an opportunity for reflection and renewal at a retreat led by Fr. …

Do you speak Brick?

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The craftsmen constructing our brickwork have been very busy this week…and doing beautiful work! As we move toward the more communal and therefore celebrated part of the seminary building, the language of brick and stone becomes more elegant. The view here is the south wall of the refectory which will be our Phase I chapel. …

A Study in Contrasts

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It was standing room only when the Diocese of Charlotte’s Vicar General (Fr. Patrick Winslow) and CFO (Bill Weldon) joined our seminarians for lunch last week. The two stopped by after touring the construction site of our seminary building, where there will no doubt be room for all of our seminarians and their guests to …

If these walls could talk…

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…they would speak words of gratitude. Members of the Alpha Class stopped by the property today to write prayers of thanksgiving and petition on the walls of the seminary’s future home. After four years living in four different houses surrounding St. Ann Church, they are excited for the future seminarians who will be formed and …

Thanks a million; make that two million!

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About four days a week, I venture out to the seminary construction site to examine, evaluate, and marvel at the progress being made by our building team. Watching something become incarnate that had been only an idea for so long leaves me with a sense of awe and anticipation. One of the other things I …

Brick by Brick, We Progress

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Brickwork for our new building is nearly half complete. The next stage gets more complicated with the installation of stone accents, mullions for the windows, etc. The half cloister walk (which will be finished in the next stage) has pointed arches, which are also challenging. Crews are doing their best to get things buttoned up …

One year after our groundbreaking…

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Last year we moved the cross we had made to the site of our ground breaking. This year? We processed and chanted the Vexilla Regis, litanies, and Te Deum before planting His cross on the hill behind our seminary – the area where the wood was first taken from. Afterwards, we prayed the chaplet of …