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Photos: Seminarians immersed in the history and life of the Church in Rome

February 6, 2024
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Saint Paul seminarians spent their January-term immersed in the history and life of the universal Church in Rome, Italy.

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Photos: Seminarians on Mission in Mexico for January-Term

January 23, 2024
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Theology II seminarians from The Saint Paul Seminary spent their January-Term on mission in Mexico.

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Twenty-two seminarians from The Saint Paul Seminary attended March for Life in Washington D.C. during their January-term formation.

Photos: Seminarians March for Life in Washington D.C.

January 23, 2024
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Twenty-two seminarians attended the March for Life rally in Washington D.C. during their January-term formation.

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Saint Paul Seminary basketball players head to Milwaukee for De Sales Invitational tournament

January 9, 2024
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Almost half the seminarian population at The Saint Paul Seminary hopped on a bus bound for Milwaukee on Friday morning. A handful of the potential future priests will be competing against 12 other seminaries in the annual De Sales Invitational basketball tournament Feb. 9-11. The rest, including several priest faculty and staff, are there to cheer them on.

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Watch: What is Catholic seminary actually like?

January 5, 2024
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Seminarian J.P. Thornton provides a behind-the-scenes look at Saint Paul Seminary life. Thornton is a Theology III seminarian from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Inside saintly devotion at The Saint Paul Seminary

January 3, 2024
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It’s fall in Minnesota, and the trees that line Lake Minnetonka are starting to show shades of red, yellow and orange. In nearby Deephaven, a group of 100 seminarians walks into St. Thérèse Parish and kneels down before first-class relics of the famous patroness of missionaries and her parents, Saints Louis and Zelie Martin.

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Walking with the Saints: The Saint Paul Seminary’s 2022-23 annual report

January 3, 2024
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The Saint Paul Seminary recently released its 2022-23 annual report — including full financial statements — as part of the most recent edition of The Epistle magazine.

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Saint Paul Seminary professor publishes children’s catechism originally authored by St. Robert Bellarmine

January 3, 2024
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Dr. Christian Washburn, professor of dogmatic theology at The Saint Paul Seminary, recently edited, translated and wrote an introduction for “A Short Catholic Catechism for Children” by St. Robert Bellarmine.

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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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‘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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