The Life of the Seminary in Summer

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“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”Dante Alighieri, canto Purgatorio 18, Divina Commedia Dante puts it well. Is it not true, that surrounded by the beauty of summer, something new awakens in us? We are invited to praise God for the fullness of His creation. Despite the leisure we normally associate with summer, we find St. …

Early Summer Updates from Fr. Kauth

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I am writing from a quiet seminary, where the seminarians’ absence is felt in a stillness and silence that normally does not reign within these walls. I wanted to thank all of you for your interest in and support of our work here and ask that you check out the video in this message. You will …

2021 Graduation

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On Sunday, May 9, 2021, nine of our seminarians graduated from St. Joseph College Seminary. The day was a full one, including Graduation Mass, the blessing and receiving of cassocks, a reception, and Solemn Vespers to end the night. We are proud of the nine men who will all be moving on to major seminary …

The Ascension and the Beginning of Summer

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Yesterday, May 13th, was the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the Virgin Mother and, this year, Ascension Thursday. It was fitting for us to celebrate our last communal feast on the day in which our Lord was taken from the disciples. I say fitting because …

The Noli Timere Award 2021

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On Saturday, May 1, 2021, we were honored to recognize our first recipient of the newly instituted Noli Timere Award. Amongst the seminarians, formators, sisters, and family, Bob Gallagher accepted this acknowledgment for his great involvement in the Church in Charlotte and St. Joseph College Seminary. “I know of no other man in the Charlotte …

Our Graduating Class of 2021

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This year, we are pleased to recognize the following nine graduates who will all be continuing on in their formation for the holy priesthood. St. Joseph College Seminary Class of 2021 Christopher W. Angermeyer Bravo St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Anthony del Cid Lucero Bravo St. Joseph, Newton Mount St. Mary’s Seminary …

Beginning Our Season of Lent

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Ash Wednesday has come and gone and we are now underway along our forty-day journey through Lent to the Sacred Triduum. As I wrote about last week, the traditional pre-Lenten preparations of the Church began a few weeks ago. Since January 31st, we here at the seminary have all been adhering to increasing ascetical practices, culminating …

Preparing for a Holy Lent

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By Fr. Matthew Kauth Lent is upon us. How shall we engage it? Ironically the word “lent” finds its origin in springtime as a description of the time in which the daylight grows. I say ironically, because while the daylight might be increasing, the thought of engaging Lent feels like darkness. Lent does not usually …

Celebrating Life In Washington D.C.

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This past Friday, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life with our graduating class and some of our formators. St. Joseph College Seminary has been a part of this peaceful and prayerful protest since our founding five years ago – offering our time there for …

Making our Seminary Beautiful

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Tomorrow, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, marks the second anniversary of the groundbreaking for the new seminary. When I look back two years ago, I remember being in the midst of a suffering Church. Faced with unspeakable injustices, we were focused on building a seminary that would form men into holy priests who …