Tag: Seminary

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful to Archbishop Hebda and the seminary Board of Trustees for the opportunity to work with men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood and forming those who God is calling to ordination,” Father Joseph Taphorn said in a July 16 statement.

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Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step into Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan’s office, and the first thing you see is an homage to his hometown — line art of Heckscherville, Pennsylvania, originally known as The Irish Valley, “just a little patch in the coal-mining region,” he said.

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Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

| January 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

“The first minute I heard a Father Baer homily for the first time I was motivated to be a better Catholic,” Lisa Schoen wrote on Transfiguration’s Facebook page. Another commentator, Leslie Lynn, wrote, “I am just so heartbroken — he meant so much to our family. … What a great man, priest, friend.”

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Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The seminary announced Oct. 1 that Msgr. Thomas Richter, a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck, has been appointed the seminary’s 15th rector, effective June 1, 2018.

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Building brotherhood

Building brotherhood

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. John Vianney College Seminary draws men from dioceses across the country into bonds of fraternity as they share life and faith

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Iowa seminarian, 30, dies; was St. Paul Seminary student

Iowa seminarian, 30, dies; was St. Paul Seminary student

| Kelly Mescher Collins | September 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

John Wesley Lawrence, 30, a seminarian of the Diocese of Des Moines, passed away in his sleep the night of Aug. 31 while staying with his mother at her home near Anamosa, Iowa. His cause of death is unknown at this time. Services are pending.

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From Steubenville conference to the seminary

From Steubenville conference to the seminary

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bailey Lauret credits his attending the summer youth conference as one of the factors in his decision to discern a vocation to the priesthood.

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‘Hands for work, hearts for love’

‘Hands for work, hearts for love’

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the St. Paul Seminary, priest hopefuls learn what it means to be wedded to the Church and be experts in the spiritual life

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You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

| Father Troy Przybilla | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone who is discerning the priesthood or religious life should attend events where they are able to talk to seminarians, priests and religious who are living the way of life that they are discerning. A number of discernment events are coming up in the next couple of months.

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Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three men at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul have older brothers who have gone through seminary. Here, they describe the influence of their older brothers on the journey that led them to SJV.

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Lend your voice to Christ

Lend your voice to Christ

| Fr. Troy Przybilla | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus invites men and women in the silence of their hearts, but he also uses you and me to call and invite. I do not believe that more programs are needed to promote vocations. Rather, I believe that more people are needed to promote vocations.

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Meet our new priests

Meet our new priests

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will ordain six men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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