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Saint Paul Seminary celebrates transitional diaconate ordination of 13 men this spring and summer

June 5, 2024
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Five Catholic bishops will ordain 13 Saint Paul Seminary seminarians as transitional deacons this spring and summer.

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Watch: George Weigel on St. John Paul II, today’s Catholic seminaries and the Church’s future

May 8, 2024
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Leading Catholic intellectual George Weigel sits down to talk about the impact St. John Paul II continues to have on seminary formation — and what this means for the future of the Church.

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‘Something more’: One man’s journey from hockey prospect to Catholic seminarian

April 16, 2024
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Josh French walks into Cottage Grove Ice Arena, a black and purple Minnesota State hockey bag slung over his shoulder. It’s one of the many Twin Cities rinks the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis seminarian frequented while he grew up. Today, the former Division I hockey player and professional prospect is meeting his older brother for an early-afternoon skate and a trip back — and forward — in time.

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Saint Paul Seminary community rallies at annual De Sales Invitational basketball tournament

March 16, 2024
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Sixteen players, 24 seminarian fans and five priests made the five-hour drive to St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee for the fourth annual De Sales Invitational Feb. 9-11. The event has become one of the seminary’s favorite traditions in a short time.

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Join the seminary for sung Stations of the Cross on March 15

February 27, 2024
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Friends of The Saint Paul Seminary are invited to enter into the penitential season of lent and prepare for Holy Week with the seminary community Friday, March 15.

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Watch: Matt Birk’s next adventure — Preparing Catholic priests

February 26, 2024
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Former Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens center and St. Paul native Matt Birk has seen and done it all in his 47 years. But his latest venture, he says, might be one of the most important.

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Saint Paul Seminary celebrates lector installation of 21 seminarians

February 19, 2024
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Thirteen different dioceses and religious orders throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond are celebrating the installation as lectors of a combined 21 men in formation at The Saint Paul Seminary this year.

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Photos: The Saint Paul Seminary at the 2024 De Sales Invitational basketball tournament

February 18, 2024
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This February, seminarians from 13 different seminaries came together for the fourth annual De Sales Invitational basketball tournament located in St. Francis, Wisconsin. 

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Saint Paul Seminary mourns loss of Bishop Muhich

February 18, 2024
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The Saint Paul Seminary joins the Diocese of Rapid City and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in mourning the passing of Bishop Peter M. Muhich, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 17 at the age of 62. “In trusting his diocese’s seminarians to The Saint Paul Seminary, Bishop Muhich quickly became a great friend […]

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From D.C. to the Vatican City: Seminarian formation spreads across globe

February 9, 2024
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Every January, the seminarians at The Saint Paul Seminary spend time in different parts of the world depending on their year of formation.

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