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!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A New Archbishop in St. Louis, MO

My former bishop, Bishop Robert Carlson, has been named to be the next archbishop of St. Louis. About four years ago, he was appointed to the diocese of Saginaw, MI. He has been well-noted for attracting vocations. I started six and a half years ago under him and it was very difficult for me when he left, but I knew that his talents were needed elsewhere. He has done great things wherever he has been and I am sure that through God’s grace he will continue to do so.

Appointed Bishop Robert James Carlson of Saginaw, U.S.A., as metropolitan archbishop of St. Louis (area 15,451, population 2,177,000, Catholics 566,000, priests 737, permanent deacons 248, religious 2,176), U.S.A. The archbishop-elect was born in Minneapolis, U.S.A. in 1944 he was ordained a priest in 1970 and consecrated a bishop in 1983.