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A Surprise Gift from the Next Generation

August 18, 2020
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by Thomas R. Ryan, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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Meet the Class of 2020

July 7, 2020
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[This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 issue of the Oracle] It is a privilege to introduce The Saint Paul Seminary Class of 2020. This group of 13 will serve five dioceses throughout the Midwest and the religious order Pro Ecclesia Sancta. For the past four years, they studied, laughed, and grew through the […]

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A Message from Rector Father Joe Taphorn

June 29, 2020
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[This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 issue of the Oracle] Dear Friends, As summer finally rolls around, I hope that we are all taking some time to rest, pray and reflect upon the past few months, which have been challenging indeed. In March, our world recognized the threat of the novel coronavirus […]

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Meet the Class of 2020

May 17, 2020
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Thirteen men were ordained to the priesthood this spring and summer.

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Send Us Your Prayer Requests

March 25, 2020
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Our priests and seminarians would be honored to remember your prayer intentions.

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Faculty Priest Father Margevičius: The Bird Watcher

March 9, 2020
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[This article first appeared in the Winter issue of the Oracle 2020] Father Tom Margevičius is an instructor of Liturgical Theology and Homiletics at The Saint Paul Seminary. He is also the Director of Worship for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. And, he is an ornithologist, aka a birdwatcher. It’s this latter role […]

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Formation on the Farm: A Look at the SPS Rural Ministry Program

January 27, 2020
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A unique experience that brings seminarians to area farms to learn first-hand the challenges and opportunities of rural ministry.

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Shepherd’s Fields

January 20, 2020
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We started the day with a visit to a mosque, which has the Chapel of the Ascension at its center. Here, we are praying in the chapel, at the traditional location of the ascension of Jesus. Fr Carl celebrates Mass for us in the Grotto of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested.   Hiking down the […]

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École Biblique and the Via Dolorosa

January 19, 2020
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We started the day at the École Biblique, a pontifical school for biblical studies. Fr Giambrone, an Eastern Province Dominican and New Testament professor, is speaking to us in the Basilica of St Stephen, where, liturgically speaking, it is always the day after Christmas!   We begin to pray the stations of the cross on […]

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How Good and How Pleasant it is when Brothers Live in Unity

January 15, 2020
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Note on Blog post: we have had internet connection issues until we arrived at the airport to leave. This post was written following our visit to Morning Star Seminary on Sunday and Monday, January 12-13. Sorry for the delay. Today we had the pleasure of spending most of the day at Morning Star Seminary. We […]

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