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Watch: The Saint Paul Seminary’s 2023 trip to the Holy Land

January 24, 2023
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Each January, Saint Paul Seminary seminarians preparing for ordination to the transitional diaconate make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to be formed by the places so important to salvation history and divine revelation.

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‘Your suffering is not meaningless’: A message of hope when dealing with pain

January 20, 2023
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On Jan. 14, Heidi Keiser — a devout Catholic, wife, mother of five and parishioner at the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Delano, Minnesota — passed away at the age of 43. According to Keiser’s CaringBridge site, before severe effects of toxic shock syndrome and a Group A strep infection claimed her life, she […]

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What is a deacon in the Catholic Church?

January 17, 2023
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If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a transitional or permanent deacon is — or weren’t even aware there is such a thing — you’re not alone. Here is an explainer on the diaconate, a crucial but oft-overlooked facet of the Catholic sacrament of Holy Orders.

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How the seminary ensures happy, holy, healthy priests

January 17, 2023
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Seminarians at The Saint Paul Seminary attend a weekly formation program. This formation is intended to help them grow deeper with their peers in learning and discussing selected topics. Along with that seminarians take part in evaluations throughout the year.

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‘A witness of a true pastor’: Parishioners share stories of how Bishop-elect Izen impacted their lives

January 11, 2023
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Whether it is knowing the name’s of parishioners, showing up to the parish men’s weekly basketball game, or greeting the the children as they walk into St. Croix Catholic Elementary School in Stillwater, Bishop-elect Michael John Izen is always present to the community he serves.

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Saint Paul Seminary alum Fr. Michael John Izen appointed as auxiliary bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

January 5, 2023
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Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Michael John Izen, a Saint Paul Seminary alum, as the next auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Seminary alum Schmitz, instructor Cavins’ new ‘Catechism in a Year’ podcast off to fruitful start

January 3, 2023
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The Catechism in a Year and Bible in a Year shows are two of the top three on Apple Podcasts. The Catechism in a Year ranks No. 2 on Spotify’s charts.

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Remembering Benedict: Seminary leaders reflect on late pope’s interactions, impact

January 3, 2023
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Seminary priests and professors’ personal interactions with Pope Benedict XVI exemplify the nature of a humble, shy, understated man who would go on to lead the Catholic Church for eight years before his resignation in 2013 and death on New Year’s Eve.

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Saint Paul Seminary wishes advancement leader well in next chapter

January 1, 2023
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A senior leader at The Saint Paul Seminary will take on a new endeavor: challenging young Catholics, through relational ministry, to follow Christ and embrace a life of community in the Church.

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Saint Paul Seminary community celebrates life of Pope Benedict XVI

December 31, 2022
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Along with the rest of the Catholic Church and the world, the Saint Paul Seminary remembers Pope Benedict XVI, who passed away Saturday.

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