2017 Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage

On January 1st, members of the Class of 2017 departed for the 5th 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.

Christmas Blessings

This Christmas season is a time to celebrate the gift of Christ in our lives and to acknowledge the many gifts God provides.  The seminarians have generously responded to Christ’s call to follow Him and look forward to serving His Church as “Priests for the People.” We ask that you remember the men preparing for the priesthood at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in your prayers and offerings this Christmas.

The offices at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary will be closed from December 24th through January 2nd. If you would like to make a gift before the end of the year, please contribute in one 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.
  • Call 314-792-7435 with questions about year-end giving.

Please be assured our prayers for you and your family, especially during the Christmas Season.

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.

Fiat Women’s Group + Forming Men for Christ

Fiat Women’s Group

All women are invited to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary on the 3rd Thursday of each month 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. 

Forming Men for Christ

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

Pipe Organ in the Chapel of St. Joseph

On November 11, 2015, 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:

Great (10 Ranks of Pipes)
Swell (13 Ranks)
Choir (9 Ranks)
Inter-Manual Couplers
Combination System