25th Annual Convivium Dinner Auction

This year, the 25th Annual Convivium Dinner Auction will be held on November 4, 2017 at the Chase Park Plaza. The proceeds from this event support the seminary’s annual operational budget, the Kenrick Student Life Association, the Cardinal Glennon College Student Activity Fund, and seminarian retreats. Visit our Convivium webpage to for registration and to learn more about the ways in which you can support our future priests though this important event.

Fall 2017 Herald Magazine

The Fall 2017 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
  • The Call to Missionary Discipleship by Deacon Gerson Parra, Theology IV – St. Louis
  • 1st Floor “Laboratory” for the Parish by Ty Taylor, Theology II – Wichita
  • 2016-2017 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 communications@kenrick.edu.

Organ Recital

Mary Beth Wittry will present a recital on the A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ at the seminary on November 16th. Doors will open at 7:00pm. The recital will begin at 7:30 and will last approximately one hour. This event is free and open to the public.

Kenrick-Glennon Nears Capacity

By Dave Luecking, St. Louis Review

In his fourth year at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, David Halfmann has noticed a subtle difference in the first few weeks of the academic year. There are more seminarians than before.

“Every day I meet three or four more people,” said Halfmann, a senior in the Cardinal Glennon College program. “It used to be you’d walk into class and know everybody. Nowadays, I walk into class and don’t know half of them. … I enjoy seeing familiar faces and meeting the new guys.”

Continue reading the article by the St. Louis Review.

Parents’ Perspective

By Norm and Linda Ritter, Parents of Tony Ritter, Theology III – St. Louis

Tony’s seminary journey started when he was in 4th grade by answering that he wanted to become a priest when he grew up.  He was a considerate and caring boy and as his parents, we thought that the priesthood might be a fit. We encouraged him, however, to be whoever God wanted him to be.  Tony attended several Kenrick Glennon Days and Come & See weekends at the seminary.  There, he had a great time and developed relationships with some of the seminarians – and a deeper relationship with Jesus.  At home, we would get into religious discussions as a family. Whenever there were questions that couldn’t be answered, Tony would text Fr. Ryan Weber, a seminarian at the time, and would receive prompt, thoughtful answers.


Welcome, Bishop Robert Hermann

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is pleased to welcome Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of St. Louis, to the faculty as a new in-house spiritual director. In a recent announcement to seminarians, faculty, and staff, Fr. James Mason, President-Rector, expressed gratitude for Bishop Hermann’s “yes” to join the seminary community, stating:  “He brings to our house years of pastoral and spiritual experience which will benefit all.”

Welcome home, Bishop Hermann!