Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Blessing of the Saint Paul Statue

On Wednesday, Archbishop Nienstedt was at the Saint Paul Seminary to open the academic year, bless the statue of Saint Paul, and accept the Oath of Fidelity from the faculty of the Saint Paul Seminary.

On hand for the blessing were John and Kay - the principle benefactors behind the statue project. This author was able to speak with them.

They told me how happy they were to see the finished project and to have the Archbishop bless the statue. This author must report that, sadly, I was not able to have dinner that evening with John and Kay.

The Archbishop offered words of encouragement to the seminarians for the new year; he also offered wisdom from the life, teaching, and example of Saint Gregory the Great.

Saint Gregory, pray for us. Saint Paul, pray for us.

I also hope that all of you will be praying for us - the seminarians - throughout this whole academic year. We have a much larger seminary-family than last year (which is awesome). As such we ask for all the more prayers for strength in both body and mind as we work through this year - taking another step closer to serving you - the People of God - as priests.

Take care, -Jeremy

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