Opening Retreat: August 27 - September 2, 2016
Seminarians arrived back at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary on August 27 to begin a new academic year with a week-long silent retreat graciously given by His Excellency, Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. His Excellency stressed the importance of fostering the interior life in seminary life as an indispensable means of growing in holiness and effectively meeting the demands of priestly life. While he was at the seminary, Bishop Perry offered two Solemn Pontifical Masses at the Faldstool. The priests and seminarians of OLGS extend their thanks to His Excellency for his conferences and for his time among us.
In addition to returning seminarians, three seminarians from the First Year House in Australia, the Ezekiel House, joined the second year class at the beginning of this year. Also, OLGS is pleased to welcome back members of the Transalpine Redemptorists of Papastransay. Three brothers will be pursuing their studies toward the priesthood in Denton. The seminary also looks forward to welcoming the new first year class on September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Mother. Fourteen men will be arriving from many different countries, including Ireland, Denmark, and Poland. We ask your prayers for them as they begin their studies for the priesthood, as well as for all of the seminarians, that they may all be formed after the Heart of the eternal High Priest, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Priestly Ordinations: May 28, 2016
We give great thanks to God for the ordination of four men to the priesthood on May 28 in Omaha, NE, in St. Cecilia's Cathedral by His Excellency, Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln. We ask you to pray for those ordained as they begin their priestly ministry as "other Christs" in the world: Fr. Dominic Savoie, Fr. Christopher Mahowald, Fr. Joshua Houck, and Fr. Edward Brodsky.
May Crowning: May 8, 2016
On the second Sunday of May, which was Mothers' Day, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary held its annual May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. After praying Vespers and singing the Litany of Loreto, the seminarians and priests processed into the main hall of the seminary where there is a large statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. One of the girls who had recently made her First Holy Communion from the local FSSP apostolate processed in with a crown of flowers and placed it on the head of Our Lady, after Fr. Joseph Lee had blessed it.
Rogation Procession: April 25, 2016
On St. Mark's Feast Day, priests and semniarians held the first of two Rogation Processions appointed for this time of the liturgical year. The procession began in the chapel and made its way to the seminary gardens as the Litany of Saints was chanted. Upon arrival, the celebrant, Fr. Joseph Lee, blessed the fields before returning to the chapel for a Sung Mass.
Seminary Outing to Kansas City FSSP Apostolate: April 15-17, 2016
Over the weekend of April 15-17, priests and seminarians of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary visited the FSSP Apostolate in Kansas City, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish, where they were warmly greeted by Fr. Fongemie (St. Rose's pastor), Fr. Nolan, Fr. Curtis, and the parishioners. After having dinner prepared by the parish's Ladies' Altar Society, seminarians traveled back to the homes of parishioners where they would spend the evenings of the weekend. The next day, Saturday, was a free day for seminarians to visit Kansas City and its surrounding area. On Sunday, there were two Solemn High Masses celebrated at the parish, after which the seminarians were given a last opportunity to meet and talk with the parishioners after the Masses before returning to the seminary that afternoon.
Priests and seminarians express their deep gratitude to Fr. Fongemie, Fr. Nolan, Fr. Curtis, and all the parishioners for their generous hospitality and for making the enjoyable weekend possible. May God reward them for their generosity.
Holy Week and Easter 2016
The priests and seminarians of Our lady of Guadalupe Seminary wish you all a blessed Holy Week and Easter. May God bless you in this rich liturgical season.
Diaconate Ordination: March 12, 2016
We give thanks to God for the twelve men who were ordained to the Diaconate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary on Saturday, March 12 by His Excellency Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN.
Subdiaconate Ordination: February 20, 2016
We give thanks to God for the twelve men ordained to the Subdiaconate on Saturday, February 20, 2016 by His Excellency Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, WI at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.