Advent Novena

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Please join us for the annual Advent Novena between November 30th – December 8th. Each evening of the Novena begins at 7:00 p.m. in the seminary’s Chapel of St. Joseph. The evenings will include prayer, Scripture, a reflective homily, and hymns as we prepare for the joy and splendor of Christmas.

Click here for more information, including a list of homilists.

Milestone Recognition

On November 21st, the Archdiocese of St. Louis held an Employee Recognition luncheon and ceremony, celebrating staff milestones. Special congratulations to all Kenrick-Glennon Seminary staff, honored for their dedication to the Archdiocese:

  • Dr. John Gresham, Academic Dean – 15 years
  • Teresa Kovarik, Administrative Assistant – 15 years
  • Rose Lawson, Serials/Acquisition Librarian – 15 years
  • Kate Guyol, Development Director – 5 years
  • Vincent Knese, Facilities Generalist – 5 years
  • Deacon Joe Meiergerd, Registrar for School of Theology & International Seminarians Assistant for Pastoral Formation – 5 years
  • Judith Smith, Kitchen Staff – 5 years
  • Sr. Mary Cora Uryase, R.S.M., Executive Assistant to the President-Rector & Board of Trustees – 5 years

Priests for the People

Seminarians at Kenrick-Glennon.Each Advent, the seminarians look to you and others in our Catholic community to support them as they discover and respond to God’s plan. Your prayers and generosity will mean so much to the more than 125 young men preparing for a lifetime of joyful service. Your support of the seminarians – our future priests – will enliven Catholic parishes, schools and ministries, and strengthen our Church now and for years to come.

Please prayerfully consider making a gift to our seminarians in one or more of the following ways:

  • Make a gift online
  • Send your contribution to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Mail Stop #300400, P.O. Box 953745, St. Louis, MO 63195-3745 (must be postmarked AND dated by December 31st to count as a 2016 contribution)
  • Contribute through the special seminary collection at parishes within the Archdiocese of St. Louis during Christmas Mass
  • Donate securities to the seminary through the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Click here for stock transfer information.
  • Please call 314-792-7435 with questions about year-end giving.

Your prayers and financial gifts mean so much to our seminarians. Thank you for your support!

Classes to Show Links of Science, Theology

By Dave Luecking | St. Louis Review | November 17, 2016

finley-john_112016In some quarters of society, faith and science are considered to be mutually exclusive, akin to oil and water, incompatible with modern life.

One problem with that: It’s wrong. The two fit hand in glove.

“Absolutely, they go together,” said John Finley, a philosophy professor at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. “Anything legitimately discovered by science can only help in terms of the overall evangelization effort of our Church … and our understanding of God’s creation. Since God is the author of it all, of course, it’s going to complement what we learn in theology.”

The link between science and theology will be explored over the next several years at seminaries across the United States, including at Kenrick-Glennon. Finley recently joined colleague Ed Hogan in winning a $10,000 grant…

Click here to continue reading on the St. Louis Review website.

Hearing God’s Call… On Multiple Digital Platforms

By Dave Luecking | St. Louis Review | November 3, 2016

braun-jake_102016Between classes at Missouri University of Science and Technology, junior Jake Braun killed time by “absent-mindedly scrolling through” Twitter at his apartment in Rolla.

A tweet by Father Brian Fallon, the archdiocese’s assistant vocations director, stopped him cold. “Yo St. Louis! If you think God’s calling you to be a priest/sister, DM me! #subtle @stlvocations”

Braun, now 23, had indeed been thinking about the priesthood, more so in the previous year but going back to when he started serving Mass at about 7 or 8 years old, he said last month at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary…

Click here to continue reading on the St. Louis Review website.

Fall 2016 Herald Magazine

herald-cover-fall-2016The Fall 2016 issue of the Herald magazine is in the mail! We are eager to share our mission through this publication. Highlights from the issue include:

  • Letters from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Fr. James Mason
  • Family: The First Seminary by Paul Floersch, Pre-Theology II – Omaha
  • Surprised by Love: A Seminarian’s Reflection on the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Deacon Laurent Okitakatshi, Theology IV – Tshumbe (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • 2015-2016 Annual Report

If you do not want to wait for the mail, you can click here to read the Fall Herald today! If you do not currently receive the Herald and would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact