Congratulations, Class of 2020!

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This school year has certainly been one to remember. From watching the immense progress of our seminary building project, to continuing the formation of our young men through the uncertain times of a pandemic, and then finally the anticipation of moving into our new home next week – it has been a busy year! One thing that we will certainly …

Celebrate St. Joseph the Worker!

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Tomorrow, May 1st, we celebrate the liturgical memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, a model for laborers, families, and of course, seminarians and their formators. It is also an appropriate time to acknowledge the labor and support of our benefactors, without whom our seminary would not exist. I hope you enjoy this video about St. Joseph the Worker. We were hoping …

Take a Sneak Peak Inside!

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Anticipation is mounting as move-in day for our new college seminary draws near. Last week I shared an exterior update of the property – and today I’d like to offer a preview of the interior of our new home. A few things have been completed since we shot this video. A lot of details are now complete on the residence …

The secret of how Our Lady literally holds our seminary together

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Our Lady is ever present at St. Joseph College Seminary. Every day, the seeds of vocation further develop and mature through personal prayer and daily devotions that, above all, foster a love for the Blessed Virgin Mary. The men seek her motherly intercession through the Holy Rosary, prayed throughout the day, both communally and privately. When we broke ground in …

A video update of our construction progress

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It’s hard to believe that we will soon be moving into our new college seminary. I wanted to share this brief update on the construction progress, as it is your prayers and generosity that have made this project possible. It’s hard to believe that we will soon be moving into our new college seminary. I wanted to share this brief …

Seminarians Get Creative During Stay-at-Home Order

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Last weekend the SJCS seminarians took advantage of Sunday’s freedom from fasting when they engaged in a friendly cooking competition. Each class prepared their most creative cuisine based on some unusual parameters: Each class drew a slip of paper with the word “pasta” or “dessert.” Each class was given a “secret ingredient” to incorporate into their dish. Each class drew …

Keeping vigil in uncertain times

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The times in which we live have been repeatedly characterized as “uncertain times.” However, two things remain certain: Although many of us are experiencing insecurity, confusion, and unrest, God is not uncertain. Our heavenly Father’s plan is unfolding according to Divine Providence, giving us innumerable opportunities during this holy season of Lent to sacrifice ourselves without complaint; to offer charity and almsgiving …

Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph!

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Four years ago, we began. One year ago we laid the first footing. Here we are today. Blessings and thanksgiving abound. In time of plague, God’s people were told to “go to St. Joseph.” Ite ad Ioseph! Opus Dei has a tradition of putting that phrase on their tabernacle keys. Let us turn to St. Joseph in this, our current plague, and …

Antics while Abstaining

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Only in seminary. Today is James Tweed’s birthday and so the guys decorated with streamers and created a candle and cake made from bread and butter. It’s an Ember day in Lent, so it’s a serious fast day. Apparently they are not fasting from brotherly fun! Only in seminary. Today is James Tweed’s birthday and so the guys decorated with …

When the Creator and Craftsman Converge

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As Catholics, we are accustomed to ornate crucifixes hanging above the altar, intricate stained-glass windows, and walls lined with paintings and statues of the saints. Collectively they create an atmosphere fills the senses and thus informs the mind that we are in the presence of the sacred. One of the areas of sacred art often overlooked in recent constructions are …