The Saint Paul Seminary’s New Vision and Mission

[This article first appeared in the 2019 Fall Oracle]

After nine months of consultation and planning with key constituencies, the seminary’s Board of Trustees recently approved new vision and mission statements, as well as five core values, which will serve as guideposts for the seminary into the future. After completing the seminary’s previous five-year strategic plan, with an emphasis on strong priestly and lay formation, the new vision and mission are designed to build and expand upon that foundation.

The Church on fire with the Holy Spirit, a world transformed in Jesus Christ.

To provide integrated, Catholic formation for those called to serve as priests, deacons or lay leaders in their local Church.

Also approved are five CORE VALUES that describe the principles and beliefs that guide the seminary as it carries out its mission of forming joyful, Catholic leaders.

Faithful to Christ’s new commandment, we seek first the good of the other.

As the human heart and mind are ordered toward truth, we seek to be honest in both deeds and words.

We joyfully profess the truths of the Catholic faith and embrace her disciplines as authentically interpreted by the Church’s magisterium.

We are passionate about our mission and eager to form clergy and lay leaders.

Grateful for creation and our humanity, we desire the fullness of life and joy.

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