Recent Events at the Seminary:
Ordinations to the major and minor orders took place on May 11th, 2017. Mr. Carlos Zepeda from Mexico, Mr. Michael Sellner from Minnesota, and Mr. Joseph Appelhanz from Colorado received the clerical tonsure. Mr. Tien Lee from California, Mr. Bradley Parker from Australia, Mr. Jeremy Saunders from Canada, and Mr. Stephen Sandquist from Nebraska advanced towards the last two minor orders of Exorcist and Acolyte. Fra. Philip Davis from Colorado received the major order of Subdiaconate and Fra. Augustine Walz from Wisconsin received the major order of Diaconate. Please continue to pray for them as they continue towards the Holy Priesthood! Click HERE to see pictures of the ceremonies.
Mater Dei Seminary hosted the 3rd annual Milites Christi boys’ camp from July 17th to the 21st. Campers from across the US joined the priests and seminarians for five days of fun and wholesome activities. We would like to thank all of our benefactors who helped through prayers or financial support to make the camp a success!
Click HERE to view pictures from previous camps.
Semi-Annual Priests’ Meetings:
During the last week of July, the seminary hosted priests from around the country for their semi-annual priests’ meetings. These meetings enable the priests to consult and discuss with the bishop and with one another concerning parochial, theological, and spiritual matters. It is also a good opportunity for the priests to see each other and enjoy the company of their brother priests. Ecce quam bonum, et quam jucundum, habitare fratres in unum!
On July 26th, the feast of St. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, two of our seminarians, Frater Mary Augustine Walz and Frater Philip Marie Davis, made their final profession as religious in the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. This was a joyous occasion as all of the religious priests were present at the ceremony which took place here at the seminary. We ask for your continued prayers for their perseverance and spiritual growth!
Current Edition of Seminary Newsletter:
September 2017: Seminarians and boarder boys witness total eclipse of the sun: Reminder of the wonderful world the good God has created: August 5, the feast of Our Lady of the Snow, Brother Aloysius Hartman, CMRI took his first vows as a religious and Brother Louis Marie, CMRI (Christopher Peck of Indiana) became a novice brother. Denis McGuire (Connecticut) recieved the Clerical Tonsure on August 16, feast of St. Joachim. Mater Dei Seminary begins its 28th year of classes on September 8. Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel composed by Pope Leo XIII. Moral Theology: Injustice in Reference to Intermediate Goods.
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