Seminaries of Saint Paul

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Parents of seminarians call their experience a blessing — but it isn’t always easy

February 8, 2022
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Discernment of a deep, spiritual call isn’t always comfortable. Parents carry that cross with their children, too.

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Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: Leadership and discipleship with Jeff Cavins

February 4, 2022
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Cavins shares his insights on what makes an effective Catholic leader, what makes a true disciple, and how the two are related.

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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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Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: Mental health and the seminary

January 13, 2022
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Paul Ruff, director of counseling services at The Saint Paul Seminary, joins the show to discuss the importance of mental health as a man goes through seminary — and its implications after ordination.

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SPS Rector: Joyful Catholic leaders are exactly what the world needs today

January 4, 2022
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Rector Father Joseph Taphorn gives an update on the state of the Saint Paul Seminary.

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Inspiring a robust intellectual culture: The Saint Paul Seminary Press

December 29, 2021
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If you find yourself in a situation where you need to translate Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew or Portuguese, Fr. Kevin Zilverberg is your guy.

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A Q&A with a Catholic seminary psychologist

December 29, 2021
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In 2020, Saint John Vianney College Seminary launched a new initiative: to provide more accessible counseling for each seminarian.

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Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: The countercultural choice to pursue the priesthood

December 10, 2021
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Why would a young, outgoing guy ever willingly choose to pursue a life of celibacy and simplicity?

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Seminary life, leadership through crisis have prepared Saint Paul Seminary alum Cozzens for next role as bishop

December 6, 2021
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“I’m a person who loves adventures,” Cozzens said. “To me, this is a great, new adventure … for the sake of the Gospel.”

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16 seminarians take next step toward priesthood as acolytes

November 22, 2021
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Bishop William Joensen of the Diocese of Des Moines recently celebrated the installation of 16 acolytes at The Saint Paul Seminary.

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