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!

Fr. Mason’s Talks: Free Audio Downloads

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The spiritual conferences of Fr. James Mason, President-Rector, are now available for free audio listening and download. Known throughout the country for his inspiring retreats and conferences, Fr. Mason shares a love for Christ and Holy Mother Church in a variety of topics, including the “Discernment of Spirits” series.

For a list of available talks, visit the Fr. Mason’s Talks resource page.