‘The breath of God’: Saint Paul Seminary rector explains how the Holy Spirit remains at work today

Fr. Joseph Taphorn, rector of The Saint Paul Seminary, explains how the Holy Spirit, present from the beginning, is working in the life of the seminary. Taphorn gave this homily at the seminary’s 2023 “Gaudeamus” (Latin for “Let Us Rejoice”) Mass, which officially kicked off the 2023-24 academic year.

The Saint Paul Seminary begins the 2023-24 academic year with its largest seminarian enrollment in a decade. Once again, over 1,000 future priests, deacons and lay leaders are beginning formation at the seminary this fall.

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