2015 Convivium Dinner Auction

IMG_6684The Convivium Dinner Auction was established in 1992 as the seminary’s sole annual fundraising event. Throughout its 23-year history, this event has experienced tremendous growth. Last year, this event sold out with over 300 guests and raised nearly $300,000 for our seminary’s programs of priestly formation and education.

Convivium 2015 will take place on November 7, 2015. The evening includes Mass, silent and oral auctions, a raffle, and an elegant dinner. For further information, please click here.

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Strategic Plan CoverKenrick-Glennon Seminary is pleased to present our new five-year strategic plan, entitled Configuring Men to the Heart of Jesus Christ: Strategic Plan 2015-2020.

The plan builds on the considerable success that the seminary has experienced over our long history and, at the same time, emphasizes directions and priorities that will enhance our distinctive excellence in seminary formation as we walk forward into a future full of hope.

Visit kenrick.edu/strategicplan to read our Strategic Plan.

In Memoriam: William Cardinal Baum

Please pray for the repose of the soul of His Eminence William Cardinal Baum, Cardinal Glennon College Class of 1945 and Kenrick School of Theology Class of 1951. Cardinal Baum was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City in 1951 and served as Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau before being named Archbishop of Washington. At the time of his death, he was the longest-serving US cardinal.

Papa-Palooza on September 19th

Papa Palooza 2015

On September 19th, the Archdiocese of St. Louis will host “Papa-palooza” on the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary campus (near the soccer field). This afternoon of fun is a local celebration of the Philadelphia World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit. Visit archstl.org/palooza for the schedule and registration information. You may also contact the Archdiocese’s Office of Laity and Family Life at 314-792-7173 or 314-792-7170 with questions or concerns.

Summer Assignment: Studying Spanish in Guatemala

In the words of Taylor Leffler, Theology II – Omaha:

Padraic Stack, Patrick Moser and I are studying Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala for all of June and July. We each live with a different Guatemalan family. We study at a school called Probigua with seminarians from Atlanta, Arlington VA, Phoenix, Ft. Wayne IN, Lafayette IN, and Owensboro KY.

We have participated in this city’s 5-hour Eucharistic procession, toured plantations of chocolate, coffee, and macadamia nuts, toured the city’s three volcanoes (one is active and erupts every day!), etc. We go to Mass in Spanish every day and even lector in Spanish. It’s great practice.

Archbishop Lucas of Omaha and Scott Schilmoeller (Theology III – Omaha) also visited us as they came down to Guatemala for an archdiocesan mission trip. You can find even more photos if you check out “Probigua” on Facebook.

Peace, Taylor Leffler