Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, has named Fr. Mark Kramer, S.J., J.D., S.T.D., as the new director of Spiritual Formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary beginning July 1, 2015.
Fr. Kramer is completing a year of Tertianship studies as he prepares for final vows as a member of the Society of Jesus of the Central-Southern Province. Most recently, Fr. Kramer served as an Assistant Professor of Theology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. He was born and raised as a member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish in St. Louis, graduated with degrees in political science and international peace studies from Notre Dame, received a juris doctorate from Georgetown University School of Law, and earned his doctorate in Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. He has been a Jesuit for over 20 years. The seminary is grateful to his Provincial, Fr. Ron Mercier, S.J., for assigning him to serve our mission.
As Director of Spiritual Formation, Fr. Kramer will serve as a full-time spiritual director and be available for some part-time teaching. He will also administer retreats and days of recollection. The seminary will be blessed by adding Fr. Kramer to an already outstanding faculty. His leadership promises to strengthen the seminary’s awe-inspiring mission.