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Seminarian Luis Lopez of the Diocese of Oakland, arranged the creche (shown above) on a shelf in the library's main reading room. The creche was made in the northern El Salvador village of La Palma. This town is famous because during the Civil War, the first peace dialogue took place there. La Palma is also recognized around the world for its colorful native pinewood crafts. During this Advent season, we invite you to recognize Jesus' presence among the poor.

 

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Over 300 people attended our Tree Lighting Ceremony held on Monday night.  The evening was inspired by the President/Rector, Father James McKearney's welcoming prayer and blessing of the creche and trees.  The choir sang beautifully as Christmas carols and holiday treats were enjoyed throughout the Seminary. Many of the guests who enjoyed a close up look at our magnificent and historic building were Bay Area parents and children--part of the extended St Patrick's community.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and seminarians who took time out from their busy holiday and study schedules to make our spirits bright.
And, thank you, to all who came and participated in this festive event!

IMG 2846On September 15, 2012 St. Patrick's Seminary & University celebrated our 5th Annual Four Pillars Gala; and what a wonderful evening it was!

410 guests were in attendance that night, all to celebrate the three honorees for the evening: His Eminence William J. Cardinal Levada,  Most Reverend George H. Niederauer and  Most Reverend John R. Quinn. 

Thank you to all that attended, and supported the Seminary throughout this Gala.  We are forever grateful for those who share their time and their gifts toward the support of St. Patrick's Seminary & University's mission.

We hope to see all of you on September 14, 2013 as we celebrate our 6th Annual Four Pillars Gala!