At some point during your faith journey, you’ve likely been asked a question somewhere along the lines of “why do you Catholics pray to saints?”
“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.”
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 …
On Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Archbishop Bernhard Hebda will ordain 18 men as permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Saint Paul Seminary’s 2023 permanent diaconate class ties the largest ever in archdiocese history.
The Saint Paul Seminary warmly remembers and asks for prayers for the repose of the soul of the Reverend Jeffrey Huard. The seminary spiritual director passed away unexpectedly Friday at age 68.
The Rectors’ Bowl is an annual celebration of both seminaries and the bonds that unite their communities as places of formation for men discerning the priesthood.