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Saints among us: Saint Paul Seminary home to several rare relics

January 1, 2024
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Just a 10-minute walk around the interior of St. Mary’s Chapel at The Saint Paul Seminary can be transformative — especially if you know where to look. Benjamin Peters does. As the seminary’s head sexton, the Diocese of Winona-Rochester seminarian is responsible for many of the physical items inside the chapel. That includes six saintly relics […]

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Father Taphorn

‘The renewal of your mind’: A letter from Saint Paul Seminary Rector Fr. Joseph Taphorn

December 31, 2023
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Forming joyful, Catholic leaders so your family, parish and community can thrive is not always an easy task. Those entering ministry today will encounter a world increasingly hostile to the message of faith.

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Watch: Lessons and Carols for Advent

December 14, 2023
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At 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 in St. Mary’s Chapel, join The Saint Paul Seminary schola, mixed choir and instrumental ensembles for an evening of lessons and carols preparing your heart and mind for the Christmas season.

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Archbishop Hebda

‘A link in the chain’: A letter from St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop Bernard Hebda

November 29, 2023
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“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.”

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Saint Paul Seminary remembers spiritual director Fr. Jeff Huard

November 18, 2023
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The Saint Paul Seminary warmly remembers and asks for prayers for the repose of the soul of the Reverend Jeffrey Huard. The seminary spiritual director passed away unexpectedly Friday at age 68.

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Faith, fraternity and football: The Rector’s Bowl

November 15, 2023
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The Rectors’ Bowl is an annual celebration of both seminaries and the bonds that unite their communities as places of formation for men discerning the priesthood.

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Watch: Meet the husband/dad/deacon candidate who took a year off of formation for Navy deployment

November 14, 2023
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Bob Burns’ story is one of saying “yes” to God throughout whatever has happened in his life.

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Saint Paul Seminary bucks national trend with 100 seminarians in ’23-’24

November 13, 2023
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Even amid reports of declining priestly vocations, The Saint Paul Seminary begins the 2023-24 academic year with its largest seminarian enrollment in a decade.

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The call to celibacy: Seminarian J.P. Thornton shares his vocation story

November 3, 2023
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Growing up, seminarian J.P. Thornton just wanted to be considered “normal.” As he came of age, Christ called him to the priesthood — and now worldly perception is one of the last things on his mind.

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St Therese of Lisieux

Watch: What St. Thérèse has to teach us about holiness

November 3, 2023
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This fall, seminarians at The Saint Paul Seminary had the opportunity to venerate relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents, Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, at St. Therese Parish in Deephaven, Minnesota.

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