Spring/Summer 2014 Patrician Published


St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is proud to announce the publication of our Spring/Summer 2014 issue of The Patrician. This issue features messages from our academic and community leaders, inspiring spiritual commentaries, highlights from Spring/Summer events, and important information about our community.

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It is a great honor for me to serve as the 16th President/Rector of St. Patrick's Seminary & University. The mission of this venerable institution has remained constant over the course of its history; namely, to form priests according to the heart of Jesus Christ and worthy of God's holy Church. This mighty work requires the active collaboration of all committed Catholic Christians, including our wonderful faculty and staff and all those in the wider community who care about the future of the priesthood.

Please take some time to explore this website and see all that is involved in the formation of priests for today. Please keep St. Patrick's in your prayers and be assured of our prayers for you.

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St. Patrick's Seminary & University is pleased to announce the 7th annual Four Pillars a Gala to be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The Four Pillars Gala is a fundraiser to support the ongoing formation of our seminarians. St. Patrick’s seminary & University maintains as its primary purpose the initial and ongoing formation of Roman Catholic priests in a contemporary multicultural world, especially for dioceses within the Western United States and the Pacific Rim.Through human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral development, Christ-centered men grow and excel as collaborative, culturally-aware pastoral leaders committed to Jesus and His Church. This year St. Patrick's will honor Mr. and Mrs. Antonio (Tony) Sanchez-Corea as Pillars to the seminary.


HUMAN FORMATION seeks to help men become healthy and mature adults in the faith who can serve as bridges to others seeking Christ.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION directs our hearts to God by fostering a deep, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, faithful priestly discipleship, and clarity in one’s vocation.

INTELLECTUAL FORMATION looks to open young minds and hearts to the wisdom found in the bringing together of faith and reason.

PASTORAL FORMATION unifies and gives direction to the whole formation process. Pastoral formation directs young men to see Christ in those to whom he minsters and come to see Christ at work in himself.

Vivere summe Deo in Christo Jesu
To live above all for God in Christ Jesus
-Fr. Olier, founder of the Society of St. Sulpice

The National Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Program of Priestly Formation (5th ed.2005)
Pope John Paul II’s Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds, 1992)

If you cannot attend the Four Pillars Gala, but wish to make a donation, please click here:
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