On December 27th, members of the Class of 2016 departed for the 4th Annual Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage. Their journey includes a five-day canonical retreat (required for Ordination to the Priesthood) on the Mount of Beatitudes and visits to Jerusalem and various sites in the Holy Land. Visit the Holy Land Pilgrimage website for further information or see our Facebook album for photos from their journey.
All women are invited to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary on the 3rd Thursday of each month during the academic year for the Fiat Women’s Group. Each meeting will include prayer, a talk from a distinguished seminary faculty member, and discussion. For further details, please visit kenrick.edu/fiat.
All men are invited to join our President-Rector, Father James Mason, for Mass, coffee, and a talk at St. Joseph’s Church in Clayton on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The purpose of this event is to help form men in the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. For further details, please visit kenrick.edu/FormingMenForChrist.
On November 11th, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson formally dedicated the new pipe organ in the Chapel of St. Joseph. The following evening, 300+ friends of the seminary gathered for a free debut concert. Dr. Horst Buchholz, the featured organist, was joined by soloists Jeff and Wendy Wisniewski and the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Choir.
The organ was built by A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company in Lithonia, GA. It has three manuals, 39 ranks and 2,156 pipes with a terraced console. Our organ is featured in the December 2015 issue of “The American Organist,” the magazine for the American Guild of Organists. The specifications for our new organ can be found below:
Priesthood Discernment Retreat – February 12 – 14
The Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of St. Louis is hosting a Priesthood Discernment Retreat at the seminary for young men between the ages of 18 and 30. The time of retreat will enable them to explore the possibility that our Lord may be inviting them to become shepherds after His own Heart. For further information, visit the Vocations Office website.
Annual Open House – February 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
You are invited to meet your future priests during the seminary’s annual open house on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet our seminarians, tour the campus, learn about seminary life, and pray in the recently renovated Chapel of St. Joseph. This event is free and open to the public. Guided tours with our seminarians will begin at 1:00 p.m. Ample parking is available on the seminary campus.
Glennon Lecture – February 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Gregory Beabout will present “Proclamation, Oration, and the New Evangelization: The Third Luminous Mystery and the Role of Rhetoric in the Philosophical Education of Future Priests” in the seminary auditorium. This annual lecture, sponsored by Cardinal Glennon College, is free and open to the public. For further details, visit the Glennon Lecture page.