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Deepening discernment: Inside the newly instituted propaedeutic stage at The Saint Paul Seminary

June 14, 2022
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The word propaedeutic may be a hard one to spell and say, but its meaning is simple: a time of preparation.

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Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: Preparing for the priesthood

June 3, 2022
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Priests give their life over completely to a Church in the name of a God they can’t “see.” Why?

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Saint Paul Seminary alumni from Davenport, Rockford, Fargo dioceses join priesthood

June 2, 2022
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Saint Paul Seminary alumni Deacons Nathan Pacer, Dale Mallory, Benjamin Snyder, Robert Foertsch and Joseph Littlefield all joined the priestly ranks Saturday.

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Seventh book from Saint Paul Seminary press features analysis on Augustine’s Confessions

May 31, 2022
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A result of the Institute for Catholic Theological Formation’s 2019 conference, the seminary press is now up to seven books with its latest publication, “Augustine’s Confessions and Contemporary Concerns.”

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Outgoing director of liturgical music reflects on his time at The Saint Paul Seminary

May 31, 2022
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Dr. David Jenkins served over 30 years as the Saint Paul Seminary’s director of liturgical music. He’ll be retiring this summer; below are his reflections on a career of providing sacred music for the seminary.

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Rector on Saint Paul Seminary 2022 ordination class: ‘Their commitment to serve bodes well’

May 30, 2022
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A letter from Saint Paul Seminary Rector Fr. Joseph Taphorn regarding the seminary’s 18 alumni ordained this spring and summer.

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Eight Minnesota men join priesthood in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, New Ulm dioceses

May 28, 2022
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“I’m thrilled to be ordaining men who are prepared for mission,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said.

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Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: Purgatory a.k.a summer school for the soul

April 1, 2022
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“The notion of purgatory has always given me hope, because it means God never gives up on me as long as I don’t give up on God.”

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Meet the priest who helps potential future clergymen find their true identities

March 29, 2022
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It’s a love for life and learning combined with a deep sense of the sacred that made Fr. John Floeder a logical fit to helm the seminary’s inaugural propaedeutic year.

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‘Encountering the people’: The vocation story of Deacon Nathan Hansen

March 25, 2022
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God was stirring something deeper when soon-to-be ordained seminarian Deacon Nathan Hansen was a child.

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