Dear friends, donors, and alumni;
We are well into the winter semester, and after a period of delivering all our classes remotely for the first three weeks, we are now grateful to be making the transition to in-person classes again. I remain very grateful to the administrative staff of the seminary, our faculty, and all who have worked so hard during the challenges of the current academic year. Even in the midst of those challenges, the Lord is transforming the hearts of our students as they devote themselves to being formed as faithful disciples.
In the winter semester, we have the added blessing of being able to focus on St. Joseph. As many of you know, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception this year, and marking the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Joseph as patron of the universal Church, Pope Francis presented the Church with his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde. In that letter, the Holy Father considers the many ways in which St. Joseph is a model for us, and particularly for our seminarians studying for the priesthood.
As the winter semester unfolds in the midst of a new year of grace, 2021, please join me in giving thanks to God for the blessings we have received as a seminary, and through the intercession of St. Joseph, may we continue to grow in holiness, courage, and perseverance.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness