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!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

This is # 800

This blog now has 800 posts and with this there are some additions that have been made.

The first is that a new year has begun and classes are underway.

There are new dioceses and religious orders that are now represented. The Diocese of Des Moines and Davenport in Iowa now have men studying here. Two religious orders have men studying here. One is an order from Peru and it is called Pro Ecclesia Sancta and The Emmanuel Community. The seminarians from Pro Ecclesia Sancta are living at the rectory of St. Mark's parish which is the closest parish to our campus. The Emmanuel Community has a relatively short history, the statutes and constitutions were approved in 1998. The links to the various dioceses and religious orders can be found on the left-hand side of the blog's home page.

We have three new priests on staff. Fr. Jeff Huard is a member of the Companions of Christ which is made up of priests and seminarians who live in community and have a unique way of life. Fr. John Klockeman was previously at St. Olaf parish and most recently served as a formation and spiritual director at St. John Vianney college seminary. Fr. Robert Pish has been studying in Washington D.C. for the past two years and is back as a formation advisor and will serve as the dean of men and assist the men of pre-theology.