New Director of Spiritual Formation

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.

Spring 2015 Herald Magazine

Herald Spring 2015 CoverThe Spring 2015 issue of the Herald Magazine is now available. We are eager to share our mission through this publication. Highlights from this issue include:

  • Human Formation: Preparing Men of Communion for the Church by Scott Scheiderer, Theology III – St. Louis
  • Life as an International Seminarian by Laurent-Bernard Okitakatshi, Theology II – Tshumbe (Congo)
  • Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Fostering Vocations through the Annual Catholic Appeal
  • Photos from the renovations of the Chapel of St. Joseph

If you do not currently receive the Herald and would like a printed copy, please contact

Forming Men for Christ: Mass & Coffee with Fr. Mason

Lisa Johnston |  | Twitter: @aeternusphotoFr. James Mason, the seminary’s next President-Rector, invites Catholic men in St. Louis for Mass, a talk and refreshments at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clayton every second Thursday of the month.

Mass will be in the Church at 6:30 a.m., with coffee, refreshments and Fr. Mason’s talk from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. in the Centennial Room in the church basement. Participants are welcome to attend any part of the morning.

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Faculty Information

Members of the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary constitute a collaborative community of faith, formation and learning. These distinguished scholars are experts in their fields of Philosophy, Church History, Sacred Scripture, etc. Our faculty members are engaging instructors who blend academic expertise with experience in ministry and a desire to help others know Christ and serve His Church. To learn more, please visit the following pages:

Pray With Us This Lent

During this Lenten Season, we invite you to pray the rosary with Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the Kenrick-Glennon seminarians. A new video series from The CatholicTV Network features the seminarians praying the Rosary and proclaiming the Scripture readings for each of the Mysteries. These videos will be aired on CatholicTV at a later date.

May this season of Lent be the best ever for each of us as we taste and see the glory of God.