Christmas at the Seminary: December 24-25, 2015
The priests and seminarians of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary wish you all a blessed Christmas and New Year. Seminarians were able to experience Christmas Liturgy in very solemn fashion with three sung Masses, Christmas Matins, and Solemn Vespers. It was a fitting way to end a blessed semester and year.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day: December 12, 2015
Thanks to the generous support of donors, the priests and seminarians of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary were able to celebrate their patronal feast day in superb fashion. After 1st Vespers, many seminarians kept vigil at Our Lady's altar, magnificently decorated with many roses. Until midnight, they took turns singing Marian hymns. After a procession to her altar the following morning, the priests and seminarians welcomed His Excellency James Conly, Bishop of Lincoln, along with the seminarians from the nearby diocesan seminary, St. Gregrory the Great. Bishop Conly celebrated a Pontifical Solemn Mass and joined the all the seminarians for a big brunch afterwards. Festivities continued later that day with 2nd Vespers, after which the entire seminary re-consecrated themselves to Our Lady of Guadalupe. They all enjoyed the following Mexican style dinner, complete with Mexican food, fireworks, mariachi band, and piñata.
We would all like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who made this day possible and assure them of our prayers. We also pray that Our Lady of Guadalupe may continue to watch over the formation of the Fraternity's future priests.
Immaculate Conception: December 8, 2015
Priests and seminarians from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary were very blessed and pleased to welcome His Excellency Robert Finn, Bishop Emeritus of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, to the seminary to celebrate Solemn Pontifical Vespers for the Feast of the our Lady's Immaculate Conception. At the end of Vespers, Bishop Finn blessed the new statue of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom recently donated to the seminary.
Rorate Mass: December 5, 2015
Fr. Bisig, Rector of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, offerred the seminary's annual Rorate Mass on Saturday, December 5. The Rorate Mass is celebrated early in the morning, using only the light from candles for the entire liturgy. The Mass concludes with the recitation of the "Ecce Dominus Veniet" antiphon, expressing the Church's longing and hope for the coming Savior during the season of Advent.
Minor Ordinations: November 21, 2015
On Saturday, November 21, His Excellency, Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Lincoln came to the seminary to ordain 11 men to the minor orders of Porter and Lector, and 10 men to the orders of Exorcist and Acolyte. We give thanks to God for the important occasion, and we ask you to keep them in your prayers as they progress on their path to Our Lord's holy priesthood.