Thursday, November 28, 2013
Amongst this number are the 10 priests who form the faculty staff, from the rector and vice rector to the various professors, who also act as spiritual directors to the various seminarians and religious.
As for seminarians, 93 have entered St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary for the academic year of 2013-2014. This total includes those in various stages of preparation for the holy priesthood, from those in the Spirituality Year, to those in cassock or tonsured, as well as the clerics ordained in the minor or major holy orders (up to the diaconate).
The total also includes the 17 new entrants who have entered the preliminary year of preparation called Humanities — essentially a program of Liberal Arts studies — to ensure these young men have an elemental intellectual formation before entering the Spirituality Year — the focus of which is the spiritual life.
Not to be forgotten amongst the 93 members are 5 professed brothers, 2 brother-novices and 1 postulant to the SSPX's religious brotherhood.
Thus here in the United States, the Society of St. Pius X continues in its Church-given mission to form priests in the likeness of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the sanctification and salvation of souls.
During this 2013-2014 academic year, please keep the faculty, seminarians and religious at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in your prayers.