Sunday, August 19, 2012

St. Patrick's Seminary & University

Summer came and went this year.  My last summer as a philosophy student was spent working at the Diocesan Office of Worship and McDonald's at Kam Shopping Center.  I had a blast moving the office to the downtown chancery.  Having the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace just there was a joy.  I spent many break periods in the church. 

I arrived at St. Patrick's Seminary & University for the Theologate program of my formation on Sunday, August 19.  Established in 1898, St. Patrick's Seminary & University was founded by priests of the Society of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians) and is still staffed by them.  When I arrived, I was greeted by the orientation team and was helped by seminarians to my room.  Unlike my first experience at Mount Angel Seminary, the water ran clear (see earlier blog entry Aug. 2009). 
Orientation begins this week and school starts next week.  I look forward to theological studies, meeting new people, and having new experiences.  Please continue to pray for me as I start this part of formation and know that you are in mines as well.  God bless!

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