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18 St. John Vianney College Seminary alumni enter priesthood

June 28, 2022
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18 transitional deacons who graduated from St. John Vianney College Seminary are being ordained to the priesthood this summer.

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SPSSOD Spotlight: Brittany Halverson, MAPL

June 3, 2022
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MAPL student Brittany Halverson talks about her journey in becoming a Director of Faith Formation.

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Saint Paul Seminary welcomes Bishop Robert Barron to Minnesota

June 2, 2022
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The Saint Paul Seminary is thrilled to welcome Bishop Robert Barron to Minnesota as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.

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Watch: Saint Paul Seminary Rector Fr. Joseph Taphorn celebrates 25 years as a Catholic Priest

May 7, 2022
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A tribute to Father Joseph Taphorn as he celebrates 25 years of priesthood.

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Meet the former seminarian who became a leader in homeless ministry

February 8, 2022
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Former SJV seminarian Sam Schultz and his wife Anna reflect on the impact of his college seminary formation.

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SJV seminarians befriend the poor with Christ in the City

January 21, 2022
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One typical, cold, mid-January afternoon in 2022 was anything but typical for first year Saint John Vianney College Seminary seminarian Jack Massmann.

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SJV rector: Forming young men requires holiness, courage, creativity

January 21, 2022
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Fr. Jonathan Kelly expresses his hope for the future of the Church midway through his first year as rector of St. John Vianney College Seminary.

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Meditation from the Mount of Beatitudes

January 21, 2020
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Note: this meditation was inspired by our visit to the Mount of Beatitudes a few days ago. Today we went to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the sermon on the mount to many of his disciples. Upon arriving at the church on site, there was a painting depicting Jesus preaching. I was struck […]

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Day 5 Honduras

January 20, 2020
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Editor’s Note: I just realized that this post has been sitting as a draft for the past few days…. enjoy! Today started off a slow, rainy morning. We had breakfast together over at the priest’s house. The kids were back in school, so the ranch was almost silent. Due to the rain and temperature being […]

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The Journey Home

January 20, 2020
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Now that I’ve had a couple of days to decompress and recover, I realize I still need to wrap up the diary of our trip with the epic tale of our adventures home… A few hours after 7am Mass at Casa Eva (the orphanage’s home for the elderly), we said adios to the orphanage and […]

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